Apple in my opinion has the corner on the tablet market more then any other device market right now. Sure, the iphone is debatably a great smartphone, but talk to any android fanboy and you'll leave second guessing. However, after using the new ipad pro for a month I can confidently say that its capability to act as a great media consumption device and paper replacement is impeccable and additionally it is a the best tablet on the planet at this moment. Yes, the surface pro is a computer, but the app store from Apple is filling up with more and more software every day. Additionally, I urge anyone to compare geekbench scores comparing ipad to surface pro. The multi-core performance on this device is outrageous. I do think it worth saying that this is NOT a computer replacement. The split screen view is good for light multitasking, but if you need to do heavy research it will not occur as fast with this device. That being said, the amazing part about what apple has built here is it is possible to do pretty much any "standard" task you would do with a laptop.
I want to add some additional comments on the note taking abilities of this tablet. The apple pencil paired with the ipad pro is THE best e-ink device i have ever used. The only thing that keeps me from believing it is paper is the glassy texture. Some people complain about this and even buy screen protectors to mimic paper. However, I do not mind it all as it really is just a pet peeve more then a functional hinderance in my opinion. The notability app has been helping me through school and the ability to annotate textbooks, homework, and integrate them in real time while in lecture has literally changed the way i experience college. May sound like hyperbole, but if you put this device to work and take advantage of the right apps in the correct ways the ipad will not falter. Also, the processor on this has not stuttered once ever since getting it. The six core processing power shows during use along with the 100% seamless 120hz touch refresh rate.
I want to leave this review with a statement about the cons. Overall, I have been nothing but impressed, but something that irked me about the whole experience purchasing this was the cost of accessories. Additionally, although the ipad is not a laptop replacement there will be times that you will need to type some on screen. It is awkward typing on the big screen like it is a phone and whenever i do i wish i had the smart keyboard, but it is over a $100! even a $100 I could go with, but well over it makes the device a lot more expensive then its base prince not to mention the ~$90 for the pencil. Throw in $50 for a UAG case and suddenly you're ipad is ~%50 more expensive. These issues are to be expected with apple products I suppose, but it feels deceptive. However, if you know what you're getting here, the utility it can offer is great for those that need it. I cannot recommend it enough especially for those with businesses or in education/college.