First came iPads, then came the iPad Pros. Apple's going after people who are looking to ditch laptops for more portable tablets, but still need a powerful machine to get work done.
Apple's latest 9.7-inch iPad Pro has all the power and performance of the original extra-large iPad Pro, in a smaller size. Inside, there's a powerful processor, up to 256GB of storage and a new "True Tone" display that adjusts its color based on the light around you.
But Apple's hardly the first to the party -- Microsoft's been building tablets with PC-level power for a while now. Google and Samsung have recently got in on the action, too.
|iPad Pro 9.7||Google Pixel C||Microsoft Surface Pro 4||Samsung Galaxy TabPro S|
|Display size, resolution||9.7-inch; 2,048x1,536||10.2-inch, 2,560x1,800-pixel resolution||12.3-inch; 2,736x1,824 pixels||12-inch, 2,160x1,440 pixels|
|Pixel density (pixels per inch)||264 ppi||308 ppi||267 ppi||216 ppi|
|Dimensions (inches)||9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in||9.5 x 7.04 x 0.2 in||11.5 x 7.9 x 0.33 in||11.4 x 7.9 x 0.33 in|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||240 x 169 x 6.1 mm||242 x 179 x 7 mm||292 x 201.4 x 8.45 mm||290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm|
|Weight (pounds, grams)||0.96 lbs (437 g)||1.14 lbs (517 g)||1.73 lbs (786 g)||1.53 lbs (693 g)|
|Software||iOS 9.3||Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Windows 10 Pro||Windows 10|
|Processor||Apple A9X chip (64-bit) with M9 motion co-processor||Nvidia X1 quad-core, Maxwell GPU||Intel Core M3, Intel Core I5 or I7||Intel Core M3 2.2GHz processor|
|Storage||32GB, 128GB, 256GB||32GB, 64GB||128GB, 256GB||128GB|
|RAM||TBA||3GB||4GB, 8GB or 16GB||4GB|
|Battery||Up to 10 hours watching video on Wi‑Fi||12 hours 42 minutes of video playback||Up to 9 hours of video playback||5,200mAh; 10.5 hours or video playback|
|Color options||Gray, silver, gold, rose gold||Silver||Silver||White, black|
|Price (USD)||$599 (32GB); $749 (128GB); $899 (256GB)||$499 (32GB); $599 (64GB)||Starting at $899||$899|
|Price (GBP)||£499 (32GB); £619 (128GB); £739 (256GB)||£399 (32GB); £479 (64GB)||Starting at £749||£849|
|Price (AUD)||AU$899 (32GB); AU$1,149 (128GB) AU$ 1,399 (256GB)||AU$699 (32GB); AU$829 (64GB)||Starting at AU$1,349||N/A|
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