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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 2121 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    its good

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    tigertony
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    I use my iPad every day for work, not as a computer replacement but as as enhancement. For the most part I review and annotate (many) documents, take notes during meetings, create vector graphics, and make presentations (it is better for that purpose than a laptop, IMO). And yes I also use it for entertainment. Because I use it so much, I decided to upgrade and I don't regret the decision despite the dent in my wallet. The form factor is seriously much more of an improvement than I expected; my wife still refuses to believe the screen is the same size as the previous model (it is). The apple pencil is a slight improvement in terms of operation -- it feels a bit nicer, and I won't miss the removable cap -- but the convenience of attaching it to the side of the device for storage and charging is a game-changer. I no longer have to remember to charge it over-night every few days. I also have the smart folio and it is an excellent improvement over the previous version. The iPad Pro is simply the best-in-class tablet device. The screen is beautiful, it is crazy fast, and the apps are excellent. Since I store my files on iCloud, integration is seemless: documents that I annotate appear on my computer within seconds after changing them. So it is not a laptop replacement for me, but I used it almost as much as I use my laptop. Yes there are some limitations. I'm a heavy Excel user and the iPad version is crippled since macros don't work. I can review and annotate others' spreadsheets, however, which I find more convenient then text boxes or cell comments. I also use LaTeX (rather than Word) and I haven't found anything close to Emacs + AucTeX. And I can't use R on the tablet. Regarding cost: yes , it is expensive. But over its lifetime it will more than justify the expense for me. And, like all Apple products, they are built to last (I still use a 2010 iMac at home as a spare computer and it is quite usable) and they retain their resell value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad

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    Jubran
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    I am a very heavy tablet user. I am always watching Netflix and YouTube, and I was looking for something rather than my bulky laptop to take with me to college. When I first saw the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, I was ecstatic about the screen size for my media consumption and schoolwork, but nervous that it would be too large and bulky to carry around and use comfortably. After owning it for almost 2 months, I can confirm that it has exceeded all my expectations. The screen is massive, but the device is so light that it’s comfortable to carry. I’ve never found the size to be an inconvenience, and I’ve never regretted my choosing the larger option. As I stated, I’m not necessarily the typical user. For most people, I think the 9.7 or 10.5-inch models would be more than enough. If you aren’t someone that needs the huge screen and you don’t want the IOS software, there’s definitely a lot of better options that are easier on your wallet. But if you’re a college student and heavy media consumer who already owns a laptop, but needs a little more than a regular tablet, this device will be perfect for you. I ordered the open-box certified version because of the cheaper price, and If it wasn’t for the "geeksquad certified" tape around the box, I never would have known it wasn’t brand new. It came in the original packaging with all the original accessories. No physical imperfections, no software issues, just a perfectly-working iPad for a better price. I will absolutely shop with Best Buy agai

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    -pretty good but lost potential

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    Gadfly
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    Great little pad. I’m not a real tablet user, prefer computers, but this is less clunky and awkward than most with which I’ve worked. It has good potential. A real missed opportunity was to not make this as useful for the consumer as it could have been. There is no SD card slot and the only adaptors offered by Apple permit transfer of JPEGs only to the device from an SD. No USB or external media is supported because of on-board software blocks imposed by Apple. No PDF, DOC, or other files can transfer to and from the unit with the Apple adaptor. The company has not provided USB nor SD slots and blocked with proprietary software any direct access with these media types, even if an adaptors is used. Third party external media can overcome this but it’s not inexpensive and a bit disappointing that after paying a premium price for this tablet, money must be paid to overcome the deliberately orchestrated shortcomings of the tool. Apple is more interested in directing customers toward their pay-for-Cloud storage than in meeting the needs of the customers. This is too expensive alternative to other tablet choices to have such an imposed limitation. Not everyone can, or wants, to use the iCloud, and other software limits even block AirDrop or direct connection-communication to some of their own laptops, including some MacBook Pros. The company’s values of Thinking Differently and being consumer responsive have slipped. Disappointing. So it is a good tool but purposely limited by the manufacturer, requiring rescue of third party purchased items. Be aware that an added cost to the iPad will be any external drive storage or back ups. You have to look to others to make up for this deliberate abandonment of the market opportunities by Apple. A missed opportunity to provide a valuable, comprehensive consumer experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm been an iPad user for years

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    Foxglove9
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    iPad 2 was my first iPad and I was in love with the tech. Since then I've owned the Air and 2017 9.7 model. I always felt the 9.7" was perfect, but seeing the 12.9" size in stores had me wondering if it would be even better for me. Well I've been using it a month and I'm not so sure now. Watching videos is fantastic. I can keep it on my desk and everything is nice and big. Multitasking is great. Having 2 browsers open, plus another app as a swipe over is great and something I couldn't do in a usable way on my 9.7. Drawing with the Apple Pencil is also way better on a larger surface than smaller. It's also not as heavy as I feared (only .5 lb more), and pretty easy to grip and walk around the house with. So what don't I like. The on screen keyboard in landscape mode is too large. It's perfect if you are resting it on a flat surface, but I never type that way and makes it very difficult to type on the screen in my lap or on an angle. Using it in bed is bulky, hard to fit on my nightstand, and gives off a bright glow even with brightness on zero. I don't like how some websites stretch the whole screen and almost seem too large when I'm sitting on the couch. Finally, there are not many case choices compared to the smaller form factors which is disappointing. But overall this thing is super fast. I edit can edit video, photos, and write music and it works flawlessly. All apple needs to do is add trackpad support and this would be an amazing laptop replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A+

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    Andy
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    This I Pad pro has (so far) replaced my *home* laptop. I still have a machine for work. I had hoped to do this earlier in the I Pad lineup - but was disappointed with my wife's air a few years ago - in terms of screen size/and lack of file support (like .RAW image files). With the 12.9 pro of 2017 however this thing has a big enough screen - but remains portable. It's fast, reliable and has plenty of storage - in the days of cloud based storage or network accessible storage. The screen is perfect and has a nice wide color gamut (something I was looking at paying north of 1400$ for in a laptop) - which is great for my photo editing work. Photography is not my profession, but a long time hobby. Given that many modern cameras have wifi/Bluetooth - photo transfer is easy. I'm sure it be faster with the adapter given that the 2017 pro lightining port supports USB 3.0 speeds - but wireless transfer is easy and painless. Lastly the App Store an available software had always been limiting for me. There is still no photoshop sadly - but the "lightweight" adobe editors are good for the adobe familiar, but don't get you all the tools of photoshop. Affinity photo (2017 app) on the other hand has been very impressive on the I pad - I'm able to work with nondestructive layers and have many of the tools I'd find in photoshop. Pencil and keyboard are also very helpful depending on what you do, I don't draw often, but end up using the pencil as a "mouse" and the keyboard is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent tablet

    Posted
    DeeKay
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    I have owned many iPads including the iPad Pro before this model. I upgraded from the iPad Pro 128GB wifi model to the latest iPad Pro 256GB wifi model. At first, I thought the various features were not enough to upgrade over, but I have to say I'm glad that I did. The 120hz refresh rate is what gains you the 20 millisecond latency with the Apple Pencil. It makes a huge difference for artists like myself. Drawing is simply amazing and very fluid. For me it is just like drawing with pencil and paper. The Truetone display is okay to have, but don't be suprised if you find it unappealing at first; it's a feature mostly to be appreciated by artists and photo editors. The processing speed is huge, but you're not really going to notice a difference between the first gen iPad Pro (12.9") and this model. It's possible there will be some noticeable differences when iOS11 reaches the masses, but that will be for the pundits to review and make an assessment. Anyhow, I have always loved the ease of use with Apple's iPad. Great value, albeit a luxury item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My ideal device

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    BenE1248
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    Now this is kind of subjective mainly because I’m an apple fan boy. That being said this has been so far one of my best investments into a depreciating asset. I originally owned a 2013 MacBook Pro 15”, people might think well why the trade. 50% because my MacBook was on its last legs, 50% because I never used the power that was inside it. It was just a basic college paper streaming device with extra power. The iPad Pro 12.9” is a great device for that exact reason. With the sale in of my old laptop I payed roughly $200 for my iPad and I don’t regret it at all. It does everything I ask it to and I’m hoping even more with iOS 11. I’m also planning to get an Apple Pencil which will make the experience even better. If your a college student limited money and would use a laptop for streaming and papers, the iPad Pro 12.9” is your best friend (in my opinion). I also use a keyboard case (Logitech).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Productive and Consistent Device

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    Servnhim
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    I am the first to admit that I gave Apple a hard time regarding the iPad Pro. In comparison the the Surface Pro, I said the iPad Pro could not compete. I was definitely wrong. The iPad Pro is an excellent device for productivity and getting things done. As an executive, I use it for near everything from working in Excel to using it for presentations. Unlike my Surface Pro (which I love), the iPad Pro crushes it in regards to battery life and a stability. My surface has failed me so many times in meetings that I wanted to throw it. My iPad Pro is always ready to go and has yet to fail me. The handwriting is the absolute best experience and never lags. What I like most about the iPad Pro is that the applications are built well. This shows that you do not need bloated software to get things done. No, I am not a graphic artist needing photoshop in its full capacity, but I can edit quite well with Affinity or Pixelmator. In short, I make business happen and this device helps me do that. I wholely recommend this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tablet for artists

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    DLimageworks
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    I purchased this after painstakingly comparing between this and Wacom products. it's difficult because there is no 100% perfect product for me (that would be a roll-able 42" flat pad with MacOS that is touch responsive). Here are the top selling points for me: the drawing responsiveness with the Apple Pencil is beyond any tablet I have ever experienced. While I would love a larger tablet, it is large enough not to feel too cramped (like the smaller 9.7"), it's very portable, and the display is fantastic (in fact, as a designer, I have moved to presenting from it, I can make notes about changes and picks with the Pencil as I go). I have yet to see any software or screen lag, it is just so fast. Downside: Adobe has only been focused on releasing toys for iOS when it comes to image-editing (Fortunately, there are a ton of great software titles that are great, including Procreate, Adobe Draw and Adobe PS Sketch and so many others). One more thing that makes up for Adobe's lag in releases is Astropad which converts the iPad Pro into basically a Cintiq like product working with your Mac: Photoshop solved (mostly, as it's not that portable, unless you are lugging you laptop as well).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bigger is BETTER!

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    Ingram5525
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    Been an iPad user since Gen2. My iPad has been a required element of my daily routines. Whether it is working thru emails, reviewing a document, or surfing the internet, far easier to type on than my iPhone and didn't require powering up my laptop every time for a quick message or two. What makes the 12.9 unit better than my previous ones is the multitask capabilities. Want to binge watch Netflix while catching up on your emails at the same time? You can with this beauty. I purchased mine with the keyboard that works as keyboard, stand, and screen protector. Unlike the days of old where you had to separately charge your keyboard, now you plug in the iPad and you're done. The keyboard is powered by the iPad. GENIUS! Speaking of Netflix, the larger screen and four speakers provides a much richer viewing experience over the smaller units. Worth every single penny more. Even my wife who was in love with her 10" iPad and kept saying mine looks too big... yeah. After a weekend of repeatedly borrowing mine for a minute... we bought her one too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Oh yeah! Is great, except the price... which is...

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    Buyer1900
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    Bought the iPad, really for work. But, meanwhile I also played some games. Well, at first two-three weeks of "playing" with it, is the fastest computer I have ever had. The apps starts like in a blink, Safari is much faster than my MacBook (which I should say is almost 3 year old, but still .....). Of course, I did not try to edit videos or something really processor intensive.But it works really well for what I need. And the Apple pencil (sold separately) is really, really (100x) great. The pencil on this tablet makes me feeling that a grand is worth the price. Talking about price, this is not the less expensive deal you can get, but is probably the best quality you can get in a tablet and a pencil (stylus). If you want the best, this is it. The size of the iPad, is a little bit big, but I got used with it and liked it, and when I use a smaller tablet I feel like I am getting on the phone. This is really the best tablet you can get, if you do not mind the size. A smaller iPad can fit you better, but in any case, if you think you need a pencil or a stylus, this is the best deal (forget MS Surface, I tried it).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first iPad

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    Linda
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    The iPad is perfect for watching video and reading books and articles. I bought it to replace my laptop which the salesperson told me I could do. He must not have know what he was talking about because the iPad is not a laptop in many ways. Most important it has limited storage. Documents cannot be saved to flash drive, etc. there are many articles on the internet about this that I read after many attempts to “workaround” this limitation. The iPad is designed for use with cloud storage not disk storage. Supposedly Apple is changing that but no scheduled release date. Like the Apple Pencil I purchased, I could not return the iPad because too much time had gone by and I opened it. I am very happy with the product but disappointed with the Best Buy salesperson who said he was as an Apple rep. I probably would have been happier with a light weight laptop. In the end, cloud storage is a better option for my work. I’ve just been hesitant to go there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A solid investment

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    Nico
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    Recently, I found that my personal needs changed in how I gamed and engaged my usual hobbies. The iMac desktop I had was no longer serving the purpose I had for it and since getting a PS4, it was seeing little use outside of the occasional internet search for a game guide or whatnot. Scaling down to an iPad Pro has freed me my desk space and made life easier. All the usual applications I made regular use of on my iMac had solid app versions or suitable equivalents available that made my transition to a purely mobile application environment much simpler and easier. Pros: Lightweight, large Retina display and easy on the eyes, even after extended use. Wide range of applications and features. Easy to manage data retention through cloud services. Cons: While a solid investment, it is a pricey one. I think there’s still a stigma in how a mobile device is seen as being different from a laptop or desktop and fundamentally they are. This difference can be seen as a con if you’re used to a multifunctional operating environment where you can access multiple applications at once.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product for professional designers

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    R2k2
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    I am a semi-retired design professional with more than 40 years of experience in the land planning, landscape architecture, architecture & construction industries. I offer that only to say that I grew up with and spent most of my career designing & drawing with pencil & pen on paper. While that will probably always be my preferred medium the iPad Pro with Pencil is as close to that experience as I’ve found digitally. I am also a self-professed tech nerd and always looking for any way to utilize tech to support or simplify my life and process. I coveted the iPad Pro since Apple introduced it a few years ago but didn’t feel it had become versatile enough to justify the price. Now however with the continued product improvements, introduction of iOS 11 and the many professional level apps available it became a no brainer for me especially given its portability. Combined with a wireless keyboard it can perform most of the lighter weight tasks of a laptop as well, increasing its versatility. It certainly doesn’t have the horsepower or app support to do 3D modeling or tasks of that nature but that is not it’s purpose. This is an “idea machine” and digital art platform!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Gamechanger

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    AbelReviews
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    All it takes is for Apple to really think about where it wanted the iPad's direction to go. They can either keep it as a glorified iPod Touch, or they can attempt to do something with the screen size they've given this product. With iOS 11 coming out this fall, I believe they've done just that. Finally, we've been given an Apple Product that's just as versatile as a MacBook and just as portable (in most cases) as a phone. I myself, a college student, decided to make an investment in this product. No longer will I ever have to use another notebook, as the Apple Pencil has essentially made that obsolete. No longer will I have to worry about carrying my gaming laptop around, and finally being able to take this with me on the go. Right now, and until September, this is a huge iPod Touch. And that's not a bad thing: the speakers are loud and heavy, the screen is beautiful, and using it is just as fun. But what will truly make it a gamechanger, is the iOS 11 software it will carry. That will certainly give it the edge against other 2-in-1s and I foresee Apple's iPads will once again grow in it's industry. TLDR: Screen is big, Software is great, and a college student is happy and ready.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily the best iPad

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    TimF
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    I upgraded from the iPad Air 1st generation to the new 2017 iPad Pro 12.9 inch model. I love the larger screen and how it blows my iPad Air out of the water in literally every possible way. Go on YouTube and watch some side by side comparisons, it’s crazy how much better this model is. The Pro is amazingly fast, animations are beautifully smooth, and the display is huge and bright. The battery life is great, easily lasts all day, and this model supports fast charging (but it doesn’t include the fast charger; buy the 29V USB-C charger and the USB-C to lightning cable separately. It will literally make your charge time go from like 5 hours from the 12V charger it comes with to about 2 hours with the 29V USB-C version.). If you have the iPad Air and are looking to upgrade, or if you’ve never had an iPad and want one, I reccomend this one whole heartedly. It’s not cheap and price can understandably be a deterrent, but if you browse the net everyday and are already immersed in the Apple ecosystem you will not have buyer’s remorse. Protect your investment with a case! I chose the Supcase Uniform Beetle Pro that I purchased on Amazon for only 30 dollars and love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Apple I - Pad 12.9 screen w/ 256 gb

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    Coolbreeze
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    The Best I - Pad on the Market. Yes Everyone Knows Apple is expensive BUT another one is YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I am on my second Nano, the first was working when I lost it. This is my second I Pad. I gave the I-Pad Air to my sister and she loves it. Apple is head and shoulders above the industry in Tech. Support. and Customer Relations, yet I have never had an issue a restart didn't solve. Note: Buy it or have a free upgrade to 11.2. 1 OS, Buy gb's you will use. I actually saw a new Apple I Pad for $700, Buried in Details was a 16 gig processer. $700 for 16 gigs my Nano has 16 gb's and sized about a calling card. Ip plays Games Movies, Video's I only use mine for traveling music. The Bottom Line is my Air was 64 gigs, I needed more, but gigs & cell phones cost money, .if I recall don't include phone and use savings for more gigs. I am happy to say my new Apple I - Pad uses Tech. Knowledge that had not been invented four years ago, but I paid within $50 of the first one .PS Less than 116 gb's you don't need an I Pad

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent tech, but the price had me on the fence

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    RDes12
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    I originally did not feel I needed a tablet. I had tried a WACOM tablet pad that usb connects to my computer. It was an 80$ purchase...thought I had outsmarted apple. That was not the case. The tablet pad was hard to write finely, or even to write straight. So I went back to this tablet doing some research. I looked at the smallet pro pads, but they didnt have the updated refresh rate (which gives you better imaging and tracking of stylus). Then I looked at the middle of the road size...but for a few more bucks...when I was already spending alot...I thought what the heck. So I did purchase the bigger and more updated tablet. Honestly, I am glad I did. I am a veterinary student. I have so many ppts that have images or side notes from the professor that need to be added in. Besides keeoing track of loose sheets of paper, or trying to type as fast as they speak. I can write it right with the ppt. No ink or paper wasted trying to print a 57-84 slide ppt. Only real other downside is that the apple pen is sold seperately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing!

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    joel125
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    I have owned just about every iPad that has been released and this 12.9 ipad with 120 hz is nothing short of amazing. I strongly urge you to see it in person to witness how smooth this tablet is. I would say that upgrading is definitely worth it. The new refresh rate alone is worth the purchase. I was hesitant about getting the 12.9 because I thought it would be too big but it is perfect. Granted you are not going to be walking around town with it but it is still very portable. Fits perfectly into a backpack. It is so great for movies, games and artwork. I certainly don't regret getting the larger size. If you are in the market for an ipad either the 10.5 or 12.9 is a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only iPad I would buy

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    Sparknostalgia
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    Let me first start off by saying I love the iPad and I have been in the Apple eco system since the iPod mini, so I am going to give an honest review. I have been increasingly interested in the Pro because of the screen the the ability to do more with the pencil, I am not an artist, but It’s so fun to draw and color with the pencil but that’s another review. The iPad screen is beautiful, the resolution is clean and rich in color, it’s quick the 120Mhz was a big selling point as it helps the product age well as the ability to refresh at that rate because wide reaching. iOS 11 is nice, I know there are things I have yet to find but it’s the same thing on my iPhone X so it’s all good. Make sure to get size over 64gb unless everything is going into the cloud. It works well as a laptop replacement and for spec for spec it’s a better buy than the entry level Air. It’s lilely to replace a laptop because it’s easy to add a sleek detachable keyboard. I’ll update

    I would recommend this to a friend