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The biggest screen yet

Perfect work station

Larger than life

Not for selfies

iSight Camera

Pretty picture

Three colors

Slip into a bag

Smart Keyboard

Propped up

Type away

Keys

Soft touch

Connector

Apple Pencil

Unique tip

Shading and effects

Perfect for drawing

Making art

Amateurs and pros

Pencil vs Pencil

Pencil parts

Plug in

Editing suite

Pencil help

iOS 9

Split screen

Big enough for picture books

The apps you expect

Giant, yet thin

Paper sized

Quad speakers

Volume rocker

A modern slate

The iPad family

Air and Pro

iPad and Macs

MacBook and Pro

Bigger screen than the MacBook

Surface Pro 4 and iPad Pro

iPad Pro and the Surface Pro 4

MacBook Air, iPad Pro and Surface Book

Surface Book

More on the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro wants to replace your laptop. With a giant screen, optional keyboard attachment and a powerful processor, it should be able to do everything a computer can do. But it's still an iPad at its core.

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It has a 12.9-inch screen with a 2,732x2,048-pixel resolution display.

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With the keyboard and a large touchscreen, the Pro is a portable workstation.

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In the real world, the tablet looks large, but still manages to be portable.

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The front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera can take photos and handle FaceTime calls, but you'll look silly taking selfies on it.

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On the back, there's an 8-megapixel iSight camera with all the trimmings.

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That camera takes great photos, but you won't want to tote around the iPad Pro on your next vacation as your main camera.

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The iPad Pro comes in silver, gold and space gray.

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At 12 inches long, the Pro will fit into most laptop bags, but it takes up a lot of space.

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Sold separately, the Smart Keyboard lets you type easily on the iPad Pro.

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The Smart Keyboard also acts as a stand, similar to Apple's Smart Covers.

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With the keyboard connected, you can write lengthy reports or emails.

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Though compact, the keyboard offers a full set of keys.

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The back of the Smart Keyboard has a soft finish.

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Those three dots are where the Smart Keyboard attaches, and how it draws power from the iPad.

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Also sold separately is Apple's signature stylus, the Pencil.

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Pencil has a special tip that looks like a real pen. It's not squishy like other styluses.

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You can tilt the Pencil to shade and alter the stroke, just like a real pencil or marker.

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The iPad Pro and Pencil were made for drawing. The tablet's screen is specially designed to respond to the Pencil's input.

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CNET Creative Director and artist Marc Mendell sketches on the Pro.

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The iPad Pro is the perfect canvas for professional artists, amateur doodlers and kids alike.

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The Pencil's tip is different from other styluses, like the Pencil from brand 53 on the right.

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The Pencil's top pops off to reveal the Lightning connector.

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It plugs into the Pro's Lightning port to charge and connects via Bluetooth to the tablet.

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CNET video editor Ariel Nunez demonstrates that you can use the iPad Pro as a portable editing suite.

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The Pencil can also be used to control what's on the screen.

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The iPad Pro ships with the latest version of Apple's mobile software, iOS.

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With iOS 9, you get split screen to view two apps side by side.

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While likely too big for reading a novel in bed, the iPad Pro will do nicely for picture books and cookbooks.

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A giant screen gives you plenty of room for apps.

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The iPad Pro is just 0.27 inches (6.87mm) thick.

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At just over 8 inches wide, carrying the Pro around is no harder than toting a laptop.

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The Pro's four stereo speakers automatically adjust treble and bass based on orientation and won't muffle sound when you cover one up by accident.

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For volume adjustments, there are small controls on the edge.

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You can use it one handed, but it really demands two hands.

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You can see the significant size differences between the iPad Mini (left), iPad Air (middle) and iPad Pro (right).

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Side by side with keyboards, the Air is dwarfed by the Pro.

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Looking at size, the Pro is between a 13-inch MacBook Air and the 2015 12-inch MacBook.

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You can see that the 2015 MacBook is smaller than the iPad Pro.

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You get more screen space with the iPad Pro over the 2015 MacBook.

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The Surface Pro 4 looks much more like a real laptop, where the iPad Pro looks like a tablet with a keyboard attached.

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You can see that Apple's logo is still vertical, where the Surface Pro 4 is designed to be used in landscape mode.

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Though the iPad Pro is giant, by laptop standards, it's still compact. Here you can see it between a 13-inch MacBook Air and the Surface Book.

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Microsoft's Surface Book, which also functions as a tablet, works like a true laptop, while the iPad Pro is still an iPad with a limited mobile operating system.

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The tablet goes on sale in November for $799, £679 or AU$1,249 for the starter 32GB model; $949, £799 or AU$1,499 for the 128GB model; and $1,079, £899 or AU$1,699 for the version with 128GB and 4G LTE data. That includes neither Pencil or keyboard.

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