As the largest iPad Pro in the lineup, the 12.9 offers a massive slab of a screen that Apple claims can replace your laptop. But it’s really just a slightly larger version of the smaller iPad Pro 11 (2018).
The screen sees a bump from 11-inches to 12.9-inches. The resolution also climbs to 2048-by-2732 pixels but this averages out to the same pixel-per-inch ratings you’ll find in the smaller tablet as well. So while the good news is that the image won’t suffer on the larger version, it also doesn’t really improve either.
Fortunately, reviewers loved the screen on the iPad Pro 11. So there’s little to worry about there.
The increased size also comes with a slight increase in weight. However, for the size, reviewers found it easy to handle and use. When paired with Apple’s keyboard dock, they found it reassuringly sturdy and stable as well.
The only other difference between the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) and it’s smaller 11-inch sibling is the amount of RAM. While the 11 ships with 4 to 6GB of RAM depending on the model you choose, the 12.9 comes with 6GB across the board.
Otherwise, it’s the same exact tablet with the same accessories -- just in a slightly larger package. For more on what to expect from the Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2018), be sure to check our summary for the iPad Pro 11.