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9/14/2015
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Eric Zeman
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iPad Pro: 6 Pros, 4 Cons For Business Users

The iPad Pro represents a sea change for Apple's tablet, which is now more than ever angling to replace your laptop.
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Pro: Killer Display
Apple's iPad has featured a 9.7-inch display from day one. The iPad Pro stretches that to 12.9 inches. Moreover, the display offers a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, making for 264 pixels-per-inch. That translates to more than 5.2 million pixels packed into the LCD. As always, the display is resistant to fingerprints and includes an anti-reflective coating. The surface area is quite large, and provides a compelling canvas for your charts, graphics, and presentations.
(Image: Apple)

Pro: Killer Display

Apple's iPad has featured a 9.7-inch display from day one. The iPad Pro stretches that to 12.9 inches. Moreover, the display offers a resolution of 2732 x 2048 pixels, making for 264 pixels-per-inch. That translates to more than 5.2 million pixels packed into the LCD. As always, the display is resistant to fingerprints and includes an anti-reflective coating. The surface area is quite large, and provides a compelling canvas for your charts, graphics, and presentations.

(Image: Apple)

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mejiac
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9/15/2015 | 11:12:07 AM
Did it hit the sweet spot?
Excellent Article!!

It clearly stated what many of us (and other sites) have commented (but you listed them out more clearly)

I think what Apple is doing from a portfolio stand point is a really good strategy. Many business users (including myself) see this as a good option... but more in the lines of a companion device than a replacement.

You stated why I also thought...the price point is a deal breaker. Why would I want a device that I would need to compromise certain tasks and features when I can get my same enviornment (Windows and Office) on the Surface and not need to compromise?

The surface is by far the closest I think there is to a true laptop replacement, where my only drawback is when using it on your lap (it's just not confortable), but aside from that it rocks!!!

Apple definitly did there homework...I was really impressed with the stylus and have to give kudos to the team that designed it. I do see it has a great deal of potential...but not as a replacement device (IMHO)
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9/15/2015 | 9:29:59 AM
Missing hardware
This article forgot to mention the inability to connect to any other hardware like USB or micro chips. I find using Apple's approved ways of transfering data to be onerous and a security risk.
midmachine
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9/15/2015 | 9:01:15 AM
Not quite....
It only runs IOS? Lost me right there. That OS prevents the machine from being Pro in any fashion, let alone the walled garden effect of Apple products and lack of storage. I'll stick with my reliable, fast and productive Surface thank you.
srreeee
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9/14/2015 | 10:06:33 AM
thank you!

very informative.all specs have been specified
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