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Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (256GB) - 2017 tablet

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We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (64GB) - 2017 although it may differ in price and features.

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The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (256GB) - 2017 is part of the Tablet test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Tablet models like the iPad Pro 12.9 (256GB) - 2017 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Screen size: The diagonal measure of the screen's active area.

Portability: Combines size, weight, and battery life.

Ease of use: Based on a variety of scenarios, including reading books, playing media, and using email and the Web.

Connections

Act as WiFi hotspot Act as WiFi hotspot Can use a mobile data plan to connect other devices to the Internet. Some carriers charge extra for this.
No

Features

Memory-card reader Memory-card reader A slot for a standard memory card (usually a micro-SD) to expand storage or transfer files.
No
Webcam Webcam An inward-facing camera for video chat or selfies.
Yes
Camera Camera An outward-facing camera for shooting photos or video recordings.
Yes
GPS GPS Can receive satellite data for precise navigation.
No
Fingerprint-resistant screen Fingerprint-resistant screen Screen coating reduces adhesion of skin oils and makes cleaning easier.
Yes
Detachable keyboard included Detachable keyboard included Price includes a detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop.
No
Detachable keyboard optional Detachable keyboard optional A detachable keyboard that folds like a laptop is available at additional cost.
Yes
Swype-capable keyboard Swype-capable keyboard Offers an alternative way to type by sliding a finger to each letter in a word.
No
Approved app market Approved app market Can access a rich variety of apps authorized by the operating system manufacturer.
Yes
Capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen A capacitive touchscreen requires less pressure and is more precise than the resistive type, but cannot sense gloved fingers.
Yes
Detachable carrying case Detachable carrying case Includes a detachable carrying case.
No
Active stylus optional Active stylus optional An optional stylus ("pen") is available that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
Yes
Active stylus included Active stylus included Includes a stylus ("pen") that can interact with the screen to draw lines of varying width.
No

Specs

Mobile data Mobile data Can use a cellular carrier's data plan to connect to the Internet.
No
Internal storage (GB) Internal storage Storage for the operating system, downloaded apps and user content.
256
Operating system Operating system The underlying program that runs the user interface and applications.
iOS 10.3
Length (in.) Length The length of the tablet measured to the nearest tenth of an inch.
12
Width (in.) Width The width of the tablet measured to the nearest tenth of an inch.
8.7
Depth (in.) Depth The thickness of the tablet to the nearest 0.01 inch. For tablets with a non-flat profile, the average thickness.
0.27
Resolution Resolution The pixel dimensions of the screen, length by width. Combined with the screen size, this determines the pixel density, which is the true measure of the ability to display image detail.
2732 x 2048
Pixel density Pixel density A measure of observable detail on the screen. Pixel density of about 300 pixels per inch or higher eliminates any detail loss due to screen resolution limitations if viewed about 10 inches away.
265
Camera MP Camera MP Megapixel resolution of the outward-facing camera.
12
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.
7
Color Color Indicates the available colors of the case of the tablet. A slash separates multiple colors on the same unit, while a comma separates available color choices.
Gray, Gold, Silver

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