8.7/10
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The Apple iPad Pro 11 currently has an Informr score of 8.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 23 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Verdict

While the iPad Pro 11 might not completely replace your laptop, it offers powerful performance, a beautiful display, and a flexible tablet experience you won’t find anywhere else -- assuming you’re willing to pay for it.

What's good

  • Beautiful display
  • Premium design
  • Minimal bezels
  • Blazing performance
  • Flexible accessory options
  • Great audio

What's bad

  • No headphone jack
  • Price
  • Slippery back without a case

The iPad Pro 11 (2018) is one of the two top-end models offered in Apple’s 2018 iPad lineup. While Apple claims that the latest iPad can easily replace your laptop, it’s priced more like a laptop than a tablet as well. Does the cost match the features and performance on offer? Let’s see what reviewers are saying.

Design

The thin aluminum chassis on the iPad Pro 11 (2018) impressed reviewers. They loved how light the tablet feels in the hand as well as the rounded corners.

However, there were multiple mentions of slippery grips and the tablet sliding off flat surfaces. So you’ll likely want to look at a case or Apple’s keyboard dock and folio case to keep things in place and provide a bit of protection.

Overall, reviewers felt like the design of the tablet is second-to-none and feels premium enough for the price.

Display

Around front, you’re greeted by an 11-inch 1668-by-2388 display. Apple included their ProMotion dynamic frame rate and TrueTone color adjustments as well. Reviewers raved about the display, applauding its clarity, color reproduction, brightness, and silky movement.

Apple ditched the home button and fingerprint scanner for the iPad Pro 11 as well. This means the screen takes up a substantial portion of the front of the tablet. And even with the thin bezels, reviewers had no problems with holding the tablet or registering false touches on the edge of the display.

Performance

Powered by the Apple A12X Bionic processor, the iPad Pro 11 (2018) offers performance that is only matched by the larger iPad Pro 12.9 (2018). Whether you’re playing games, editing video, streaming video, or even doing two things at once, reviewers noted you can expect fast response times and flawless performance.

Paired with 4 or 6GB of RAM, there are no delays when switching apps or loading new apps either.

Software

The tablet ships with iOS 12 and brings a few new features to the iPad lineup. The features most mentioned by reviewers are the split-screen mode and the gesture-based controls. Both allowed reviewers to use the tablet a bit more like a laptop. But many still noted that two apps at once are still far from the freedom of a full desktop or laptop experience you’d expect in Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Also, in ditching the home button, Apple now relies on FaceID to log in to the tablet. Reviewers found the integration flawless and the camera capable of detecting your face in a variety of lighting conditions and from multiple angles.

Storage

As with previous iPads, their latest release comes with a range of internal storage options but no microSD support. You also cannot connect external drives to the USB 3.0 port on the bottom of the tablet. So be sure to choose a model with slightly more storage than you’ll think you need. Fortunately, options span from 64GB to 1TB, so even the lowest option is generous.

Cameras

While the size of the tablet makes it less than ideal for photography, reviewers found the 12MP rear camera and front-facing 7MP cameras perfect for video chats, capturing whiteboards, and quick snapshots.

The cameras won’t rival the powerful shooters in the iPhone lineup, but they are more than capable of taking usable images with a steady hand.

Battery Life

Apple claims you can reach roughly 10 hours of use on a single charge. Reviewers found this estimate quite accurate with many lasting a full day of work without a problem. However, if you want to use the tablet for both work and play, you might need to keep a charger around.

Also, at the time of writing, the 18W USB 3.0 charger for the newest iPad is not available in stores. So if you want the fastest charging times, you’ll want to keep track of your charger until Apple or another third-party vendor make replacements available.

Audio

If the 11-inch display has you considering the iPad as a media consumption device, the quad speaker setup should make you happy. Reviewers found the sound well-balanced and very loud whether they were holding the tablet in portrait or landscape orientations. Many called it the best audio they’d heard from a tablet noting that it handles everything from the thumping bass of EDM to the nuanced highs of classical music without distortion.

That said, there’s no headphone jack. So you’ll need to use a USB 3.0 to 3.5mm adapter if you want to use your favorite cans.

Accessories

You’ll likely want to consider some of Apple’s accessories to make the most of the iPad Pro 11 (2018). Their keyboard case received positive reviews in terms of comfort and the strength of the connection to the tablet. However, some reviewers wished there were more viewing angle options.

The redesigned Apple Pencil also pleased reviewers. The magnetic wireless charging was a hit with reviewers finding the connection secure and charge times fast enough to ensure they always had their stylus available. The tap controls and minimal lag made the stylus great for everything from navigation to digital sketching.

The Takeaway

The price was the biggest concern from most reviewers. By the time you buy a mid-tier variant of the iPad Pro 11 (2018), tack on a few accessories, and opt for an LTE-enabled model, you could easily buy a laptop instead. If you plan to use the iPad Pro 11 as a media device, there are probably cheaper options -- namely the lower-end iPads -- that will serve your needs fine. That said, their high-end options offer performance and flexibility you won’t find anywhere else.

iPhone in Canada notes, "By adding ‘Pro’ to the name and increasing its size and price—does it actually change the functionality of the tablet? Yes, the hardware is downright impressive..."

Trusted Reviews says, "If you can afford it – and you know what you’re getting into – and the iPad Pro fits into your workflow, it’s an exceptional device; one that will certainly impress."

Apple Insider sums up who the tablet might work for best, saying, "For the content consumer, the iPad Pro is a 4 out of 5 not because of what it can't do, but because of that overkill. For the content creator that has embraced iOS and all that it entails, the 10.5-inch 2018 iPad Pro is a solid 4.5 out of 5, with a slight ding for the ridiculous limitation on mass storage, reliance on the DCIM folder, and the weakness of the Files app."


Operating system
iOS
Processor
2.5 GHz
Screen Size
11"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadgets Now

The iPad Pro (2018) is far better than any of the convertible or 2-in-1 hybrid devices that are available in the market but that’s also at an extra cost of the keyboard. However, what lets the iPad Pro (2018) down is that at the end of the day it’s an iOS device. iOS is a brilliant operating system...

- Aabhas Sharma, Gadgets Now
BGR

If you’re thinking of opting for the keyboard with the iPad Pro, then you’d find yourself spending close to what a MacBook costs. Besides, you will not be able to run all the apps that run on a Mac. At least not until late 2020 when Apple has committed toward bringing iOS and macOS apps together. Bu...

- Nash David, BGR
New Atlas

It's a tablet for professionals who are going to use it every day for work, whether that's sketching out artwork or computing on the go. We've said it won't replace your laptop, but if you get a model with cellular connectivity for always-on internet access it'll work better than a laptop in some si...

- David Nield, New Atlas
The Wirecutter

Only slightly bigger than the standard iPad but considerably faster, the Pro also has a larger, better screen and better cameras. It’s better than the standard model for creating, multitasking, and gaming.

- Nick Guy, The Wirecutter
iPhone in Canada

Yes, the hardware is downright impressive, but still, iOS is holding back the iPad Pro. There’s no way this can replace my MacBook Pro when I need to do urgent work, and don’t want to waste half my time on highlighting text properly. iOS 12 isn’t there yet for me when it comes to a full-time work ma...

- Gary NG, iPhone in Canada


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Screen Size
11"

The Apple iPad Pro 11's screen size is 11 inches with 1668 x 2388 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.5 GHz

There is a Apple A12X Bionic Octa core 2.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the iOS 12 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 7+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/256/512/1000 GB

Internal memory is 64/256/512/1000 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
29.37WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 29.37 WHr battery. Apple's performance ratings are 10 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

iPad Pro 11 Specs

Overview
Release date November 7, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
No cellular data
variations
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System iOS 12

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Processor Apple A12X Bionic Octa core 2.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/256/512/1000 GB
RAM 4/6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 1.19 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 29.37 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 10 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 9 hours
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Aluminium
Colors Silver, Space Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 24.76 x 17.85 x 0.59 cm (9.8 x 7 x 0.2 in)
Weight 468 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1668 x 2388 pixels
Pixel density 265 pixels
Size 11 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, True Tone, Wide color
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
5x digital
Flash
Yes (Quad LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time‑lapse, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
H.264 / AVC
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
7+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Aperture f/2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, Apple Lossless, eAAC+, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
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Critic Reviews


Gadgets Now

Undeniably the best tablet in the market

from Gadgets Now

The iPad Pro (2018) is far better than any of the convertible or 2-in-1 hybrid devices that are available in the market but that’s also at an extra cost of the keyboard. However, what lets the iPad Pro (2018) down is that at the end of the day it’s an iOS device. iOS is a brilliant operating...More

The iPad Pro (2018) is far better than any of the convertible or 2-in-1 hybrid devices that are available in the market but that’s also at an extra cost of the keyboard. However, what lets the iPad Pro (2018) down is that at the end of the day it’s an iOS device. iOS is a brilliant operating system but it’s not ready yet to slay the desktop OSes that are out there, which includes the MacBook. 

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BGR

Given its steep price, it will be worth considering for a long time

from BGR

If you’re thinking of opting for the keyboard with the iPad Pro, then you’d find yourself spending close to what a MacBook costs. Besides, you will not be able to run all the apps that run on a Mac. At least not until late 2020 when Apple has committed toward bringing iOS and macOS apps toget...More

If you’re thinking of opting for the keyboard with the iPad Pro, then you’d find yourself spending close to what a MacBook costs. Besides, you will not be able to run all the apps that run on a Mac. At least not until late 2020 when Apple has committed toward bringing iOS and macOS apps together. But that’s a separate story altogether. For most of this year, the Apple iPad Pro 2018 will be the device you would consider and should serve all your needs effortlessly.

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New Atlas

A lot of money for a lot of iPad

from New Atlas

It's a tablet for professionals who are going to use it every day for work, whether that's sketching out artwork or computing on the go. We've said it won't replace your laptop, but if you get a model with cellular connectivity for always-on internet access it'll work better than a laptop in some situations when you're on the move.

Read full review

It's a tablet for professionals who are going to use it every day for work, whether that's sketching out artwork or computing on the go. We've said it won't replace your laptop, but if you get a model with cellular connectivity for always-on internet access it'll work better than a laptop in some situations when you're on the move.

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The Wirecutter

Better performance, cameras, and color accuracy

from The Wirecutter

Only slightly bigger than the standard iPad but considerably faster, the Pro also has a larger, better screen and better cameras. It’s better than the standard model for creating, multitasking, and gaming.

Read full review

Only slightly bigger than the standard iPad but considerably faster, the Pro also has a larger, better screen and better cameras. It’s better than the standard model for creating, multitasking, and gaming.

Read full review

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iPhone in Canada

It's a luxury product—but can’t replace my MacBook Pro

from iPhone in Canada

Yes, the hardware is downright impressive, but still, iOS is holding back the iPad Pro. There’s no way this can replace my MacBook Pro when I need to do urgent work, and don’t want to waste half my time on highlighting text properly. iOS 12 isn’t there yet for me when it comes to a full-ti...More

Yes, the hardware is downright impressive, but still, iOS is holding back the iPad Pro. There’s no way this can replace my MacBook Pro when I need to do urgent work, and don’t want to waste half my time on highlighting text properly. iOS 12 isn’t there yet for me when it comes to a full-time work machine, as the iPad Pro is just there to fill in the gaps in between my iPhone XS Max and MacBook Pro.

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Tech Guide

Apple’s tablet graduates into a class of its own

from Tech Guide

Apple has produced without a doubt its best iPad ever. The iPad Pro has graduated into a whole new class with improved design, power and performance that will prove to be a game changer for many users.

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Apple has produced without a doubt its best iPad ever. The iPad Pro has graduated into a whole new class with improved design, power and performance that will prove to be a game changer for many users.

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TrustedReviews

A gorgeous screen, loads of power and a stunning new design

from TrustedReviews

A stunningly built tablet that needs a better operating system to really make the most of all the power contained within.

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A stunningly built tablet that needs a better operating system to really make the most of all the power contained within.

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Apple Insider

Stunningly powerful, with a few key limitations

Apple Insider

If you're primarily a content consumer, the new iPad will certainly fit the bill with a gross level of overkill for the chosen task. It is far more than capable of creating text, digital art, and animation, but falls down a slight bit on video creation not from a lack of power, but this lack of flexibility.

Read full review

If you're primarily a content consumer, the new iPad will certainly fit the bill with a gross level of overkill for the chosen task. It is far more than capable of creating text, digital art, and animation, but falls down a slight bit on video creation not from a lack of power, but this lack of flexibility.

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Time

An incredible tablet with one major shortcoming

from Time

 As an iPad, it outshines the competition, and lets artists and creative professionals get work done without a mouse or keyboard. As a tool, it still benefits from amazing portability, and a strong ecosystem of apps. But conducting your activities the way you would on a computer will only lead y...More

 As an iPad, it outshines the competition, and lets artists and creative professionals get work done without a mouse or keyboard. As a tool, it still benefits from amazing portability, and a strong ecosystem of apps. But conducting your activities the way you would on a computer will only lead you to frustration. Sorry, but Apple’s iPad Pro will not replace your computer, unless you’re willing to speak its esoteric language.

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Gizmodo

The last great tablet

from Gizmodo

This is a machine built to make consuming content easy, and it does it with perfect aplomb. If you already own a good computer and are itching for a second one, this is the machine for you. If you have the first-generation iPad Pro and want something with better connectivity and a bigger screen,...More

This is a machine built to make consuming content easy, and it does it with perfect aplomb. If you already own a good computer and are itching for a second one, this is the machine for you. If you have the first-generation iPad Pro and want something with better connectivity and a bigger screen, this is a solid upgrade you won’t regret. If you’re looking for a primary device look elsewhere. This machine won’t get your work done, but it’s a helluva lot of fun to play on. 

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