New iPad Pro review: can it replace your laptop?

  • Published on: 05 November 2018
  • Apple’s new iPad Pro is a beast of a tablet, and Nilay Patel reviews it -- everything from its new design and screen to plugging in several devices to the new USB-C port. Dami Lee and William Joel, professional creatives at The Verge, also give their insight into the new iPad and Apple Pencil.


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  • Aqua Purificotta
    Aqua Purificotta   13 minuts ago

    in my honest opinion I think it depends on what you're doing. if you're just the average consumer (web browsing, emails, media consumption, etc) this sounds great...but you could still do all that for way, way cheaper. if you're the kind of person who draws, sure! i can see how this would be great for someone who uses apps like procreate or Photoshop (support for that is coming in 2019 tho) or is just used to iOS but still needs something to get their work done. still though, i do think you could do it for cheaper, like last year's Pro, but I digress.if you're the person who say, uses heavier applications, or someone who isn't really familiar with the cloud or the limitations of iOS, then personally I don't think this could replace your laptop. It low-key feels like an accessory to a laptop/desktop, or a souped up iPhone X. basically what I'm trying to say is that this thing is great, I love it, it just doesn't seem to be something that could replace your main computer, mostly 'cause the OS is lacking. it's nice iPad,'s still an iPad.

  • Jousboxx
    Jousboxx   2 hours ago

    "swipe up to go home""swipe up a little bit more to open the app launcher""swipe up just a little bit to open the dock"jee whiz this seems like a reliable system that would be very difficult to make mistakes on

  • Karl Rühl
    Karl Rühl   3 hours ago

    It’s bends like a paper and it breaks like a paper - Jerry rig

  • chelsea
    chelsea   3 hours ago

    I have the first ever iPad Mini and I’ve been looking for a replacement for a while now. Would you recommend buying the new iPad Pro? Is it worth the money or should I just buy a laptop

  • CARS 3
    CARS 3   7 hours ago

    iOS 13 wishlistSplit screen multi tasking on the iPhoneHaving Window on the iPadLocking individual appsLow power mode toggle in control centerClear all option in multitaskingCamera settings in the camera appMake Siri smarter + fasterMoving apps in the home screenConvine contacts + Imessage + facetimeDark mode toggle in control centerWeather + calculator app on iPadAllow NFC to thirp partiesNaming Bluetooth devicesTurning flash on and of when recordingMovingwallpaperssupport for external harddrives on ipadSupport for flash drives on iPadSupport for Googles VP9 video codexA version of finalcut Pro for iPad

  • Atul Kaushik
    Atul Kaushik   10 hours ago

    what's the use of USB -C port, when you cannot use it for it's full potential, also, There is no file management system, etc.. etc..., for these shortcomings, this hardware is overkill...may be iOS 13 will be able to address , what Apple is intentially restricting at the moment....good hardware though....

  • sultanabran1
    sultanabran1   10 hours ago

    short answer before you even watch the video? no, it can't. because it's still an ipad, same as the previous model. it might look different but it still works the same.

  • Mk ._. queen22
    Mk ._. queen22   11 hours ago

    Nah it will never defeat the microsoft surface pro 🙂

  • Dan Galman
    Dan Galman   12 hours ago

    Great content! This is definitely one of the most articulate reviews you guys have done! Thank you, The Verge!

  • Another gamer
    Another gamer   12 hours ago

    Here I am typing my comment using the Samsung Galaxy tab s4 running full linux thanks to Dextop. Sorry apple but for me it is NO!

  • Alan Hughes
    Alan Hughes   16 hours ago

    Awesome new speakers, but what good do they do when it is basically impossible to listen to music on iOS. As soon as you do something else, it automatically pauses the music. Awesome new song, want to open that mp3 in the music app? Sorry. Want to view a website? Let us compulsive redirect you to some mobile version or to the app store. Want to click on a text box? Let us arbitrarily scroll the page a little bit to confuse you and make you forget what you were going to type or so can't read the message you are replying to. Want to indent a paragraph? Sorry we removed that button. Want to do anything at all? Nope, we tell you what to do.

  • M. Louis Photography

    THANK YOU FOR AN HONEST REVIEW! Someday over the rainbow Apple my wake up and let users REALLY leverage their gear. Again, thanks!

    SAFUVAN ZAF   1 days ago

    This review made me subscribe you 😀 ❤️

  • Krill Siluroid
    Krill Siluroid   1 days ago

    IPads were never meant to replace your MacBook or laptop Apple wants you to buy both. That's why there are always seems to be something holding back each iteration.

  • Bryan Ferrer
    Bryan Ferrer   1 days ago

    Not all usb-c dongle supports daisy chain ... Also , flashdrive and external hdd should work if there is a usb-c adapter with power source

  • Javeria Zulfqar
    Javeria Zulfqar   1 days ago

    i dont think apple is trying to replace laptops with this ipad because they're trying to sell the entire ecosystem ((iphone, mac, ipad). i doubt it'll ever be able to replace a laptop entirely simply because apple wants to push macbook sales too.

  • Chino Designs

    I just purchased it, FYI guys remember Photoshop will have a version in 2019...can't wait!!

  • Alden Clarke
    Alden Clarke   1 days ago

    You're trying to force your dated laptop ways onto the iPad Pro. Remember, we've been doing our Mac laptop thing since the 90s. This is a paradigm shift in how a computer fits into life. Evolve or go extinct!

  • robotechfans
    robotechfans   1 days ago

    "it's more expensive than my laptop""I should love it....."

  • Tracee Lopez
    Tracee Lopez   1 days ago

    It’s like you’re really really trying to find every bad thing. LolOverall, pretty decent review :p

  • Cristiano Maestro
    Cristiano Maestro   1 days ago

    Really. Could on my laptop Fortnite runs 1 FPS on my tablet 30

  • KWAN Francis
    KWAN Francis   2 days ago

    Cannot tell how much I agree with the critic from the Verge about the new iPad Pro in 2018. In 2018 when apple is showing off how powerful the new generation iPad Pro could be , apple at the same time shipping the by-product that how obvious the limitations of an iPad (or iOS) are . With all these amazingly powerful hardware in the new iPad Pro 2018, it's the first time we see the iOS is holding the hardware back from reaching its full potential while forcing consumers to pay the bills for the hardware. All of these marketing doesn't make sense at all when we're talking about an iPad more expensive than a capable laptop computer. Eventually, if you're paying a price as much as for a powerful laptop , you're demanding for getting serious things done efficiently , rather than appearing to be aesthetically cool casually.Lastly, Well, having no real file/folder management capability in such mature iOS is really an immature behavior .

  • Sonia
    Sonia   2 days ago


  • Declan Sharp
    Declan Sharp   2 days ago

    Lol better then apples laptops i7 cpus hahaha apple is straight garabage for what you pay for. People waste so much money its funny af

  • Dilan Stubbins
    Dilan Stubbins   2 days ago

    For a college student who just uses this for notes, writing essays and basic use is this fine or should one get a MacBook Pro?

  • Biggie Phil
    Biggie Phil   2 days ago

    I wish Apple would install Mac OS on the iPad Pros.

  • hotmojo1
    hotmojo1   2 days ago

    I use the fan. What more do you need?

  • Thayer Vahan
    Thayer Vahan   2 days ago

    I wish to use this iPad pro for school work and drawing. Would this be good for school work such as, Google classroom, Google docs, Google slides, etc?

  • Chris Lynch
    Chris Lynch   2 days ago

    I’d wait for the pro 2020 before buying into this. Kudos costs..

  • Muneeb Chaudhry
    Muneeb Chaudhry   2 days ago

    I have the previous gen 12.9 inch iPad Pro, and I love it for what it is. However, I agree with everything you said in this review. If you know what you’re using it for and its limits - its a great machine. I’m a student, and for me its a paperless option for note taking with apps like Notability. And I have the added convenience of having a computer for pretty much anything I need. I’ve used a laptop for school work, and it’s nowhere near as engaging and versatile for note-taking in lectures. That being said - the iPad can’t be a computer for people that need a full computer and full-strength programs... Maybe someday, but it’s not there yet.

  • Eric Pellegrini
    Eric Pellegrini   3 days ago

    A reviewer who thinks a GeekBench means an iPad is as fast as a laptop. Not impressed.

  • Encanto India
    Encanto India   3 days ago

    I am planning to buy a new portable device. I am confused between Surface Pro and this iPad pro. Budget is not an issue. Can all you people please help me decide. Till now I have been using Samsung Tab s3, iPad 3 and HP x360. HP is basically a laptop but its small and i can use it as a tab though heavy.

  • SlowRide
    SlowRide   3 days ago

    I don't want iOS at that price. At that price just give it OSX. then and on;y then will it truly replace a laptop.

  • Cult Snarez
    Cult Snarez   3 days ago

    Pro DJ gear works with Surface Pro 6. Just saying....