Apple iPad Pro 10.5 review: Tyrion Lannister of computing
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The iPad has always been a powerful gadget but this time around it is insanely fast with computational power embedded in its svelte frame that would put most notebooks to shame. The diminutive Lannister is also pretty deceptive this way. The iPad Pro is able to do things that wouldn't imagine a product of its shape,size, and operating system type would be able to do. That's because the new iOS 11 update makes it more Mac OS like. You get a dock on the bottom, you can drag and drop files between two windows, there is a snap view for up to three apps and you can even move media with your fingers seamlessly.
Its core apps have also been updated which is now quite formidable. The mail app, for instance, is a good example, while on the Safari browser things are also quite fluid which makes it a great hub to enjoy the internet on. The apps that are built for this thing like the Affinity photo editor, Adobe Lightroom, and even some video editing apps make this a great all-round computing product for most people who have lightweight prosumer needs.
For creative professionals, when used in tandem with the Apple Pencil and the Apple Keyboard it works with great versatility. Yeah, that's another trait Tyrion Lannister is known for.
It still doesn't work with a mouse but Apple has gone to pains to ensure that you don't miss one. That being said, it is not perfect and that's something one can also say about Tyrion.
One of the things that it does very well is last very long with hefty use, another trait that it shares with the estranged brother of Queen Cersei and Jamie Lannister. It can run circles around most laptops with its 10-hour long battery life.You can watch movies all day on Netflix on this thing which you will, considering the super screen and the freaking loud and clear quad speakers.
To add the icing on the cake it has the same camera system as the iPhone 7 on the front and back and it plugs into this great ecosystem of Apple accessories.
Like Tyrion, one can say the only real bad thing about the
Its diminutive size also makes many people scoff and underestimate it at its capabilities something Tyrion and the iPad have battled through all their life.
And lastly, it is prohibitively expensive for someone looking for a basic computing device. Its use case is, particularly niche.
Should you buy it?
I think everyone needs a Tyrion Lannister in their life - he's fun, whip-smart, and deceptively useful and powerful. That's exactly what the iPad Pro 10.5 is to me, fun, whip-smart with a wealth of hardcore apps, and deceptively useful and powerful with the processing and platform level updates Apple has made to both the hardware and software. It is expensive though, but that's what you pay for Tyrion Lannister like royalty because you can count on the iPad Pro to repay its debt just like the diminutive Lannister.