Any Apple iPad is better than any other tablet you can buy, and for almost anyone the entry-level With a large screen, a fast-enough processor, and Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support, the 7th-gen iPad offers the features most tablet users need. Thanks to an unbeatable selection of outstanding apps, stellar hardware quality, long battery life, and unrivaled customer support, all iPads are great.
But the price of the While the sixth-generation iPad already supported the Apple Pencil, the new iPad adds a physical keyboard connector, so it can use the same Smart Keyboard as the The Air and 7. You may want to spring for more storage. The Apple iPad mini 5th generation is for anyone who wants a smaller tablet. Even the screen is of higher quality than the These features make it a good choice for kids, people with small hands, or anyone who simply prefers the smaller size.
But although it can run the same apps and even multitask as any other iPad can, the smaller screen makes it harder for most people to get work done on the iPad mini. While we think that most people will be happy with the 7th-generation iPad, artists who want to use the nicer second-generation Apple Pencil or people who want an even bigger screen should consider the iPad Pro. Read more in our full guide to pro tablets. The 7th-generation Apple iPad —the standard, The 7th-generation iPad looks and feels almost exactly the same as the Like both of those models, it supports the first-generation Apple Pencil and the Apple Smart Keyboard.
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The Smart Keyboard uses Apple's Smart Connector the three dots on the left edge of the tablet to communicate with the iPad, which means the keyboard doesn't need its own battery and you don't need to fiddle with Bluetooth to get it working. This is the first time Apple's cheapest iPad has had the Smart Connector.
Available in space gray with a black bezel, silver with a white bezel, or gold with a white bezel, the tablet has a As on previous iPads, the screen has an oleophobic coating that resists fingerprints and makes wiping off skin oil and other grime easy, and the tablet is light enough for an adult to hold comfortably in one hand. The A12 processor in the The 8-megapixel back camera lets you shoot panoramas, snap multiple photos in burst mode, and record slow-motion and time-lapse videos.
If you need a smartphone-class camera in a tablet, check out the iPad Pro, but this basic iPad is fine for taking occasional photos or scanning documents in good lighting. The iPad has Bluetooth, None of these prices include a keyboard or stylus, either. Microsoft's tablet might seem like a no-brainer here for performance, but the fact is the iPad Pro's A12X Fusion chip is designed for intensive tasks -- from huge spreadsheets and presentations to 3D modeling and 4K video editing.
And remember, the hardware is optimized for App Store apps.
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Regardless of the new iPad Pro you buy, you're going to get the same performance, which can't be said for the Surface Pro. You can check out benchmark results at the end of this story to see how the iPad Pro matches up against a Surface Pro 6 with a Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. People have come to expect a long battery life from tablets and that's pretty much because of the iPad. The thing is, the more powerful the iPad gets and the more efficient Intel's processors are, Windows 10 tablets have edged closer on battery performance.
In our video streaming battery rundown test, the iPad Pro lasted 13 hours, 16 minutes. The Surface Pro 6, on the other hand, tapped out at 11 hours, 11 minutes. In the end, despite the iPad Pro's capabilities, the Surface Pro comes closer right now to the feel and features of a traditional laptop. On the other hand, there's a good chance you simply don't need a traditional laptop experience or desktop OS for your life and work and a powerful tablet -- that'll be even more capable in the fall with iPadOS -- with a good keyboard is plenty even if it's expensive and doesn't have a trackpad. The latest Surface Pro tablet doesn't make any radical design changes, but the performance jump makes it viable as a mainstream performance laptop replacement.
The iPad Pro is in many ways the pinnacle of tablet hardware design, but its high price and software limitations narrow its appeal to creatives willing to bend to its current compromises.
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