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Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (4G, 32GB) tablet

A larger tablet from Apple with a 9.7-inch screen and both WiFi and mobile data, running on the iOS 9.3 operating system. Uses the Apple app store for downloading apps. Tested with 32GB of storage.

About

The Apple iPad Pro 9.7 (4G, 32GB) is a larger tablet computer with a 9.7-inch screen. Its screen resolution is 264 pixels per inch. The squarish screen is a better shape for photos than for videos.

The tablet has an Apple A9X processor with 2 cores. It runs on the iOS 9.3 operating system. It has 2GB memory and is available with 32, 128 or 256GB storage.

There is a headphone jack with a volume control, a built-in microphone, and stereo speakers that switch orientation to match that of the tablet. Internet connectivity is via WiFi or a mobile data plan from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon. It has a 5-megapixel webcam, and a 12-megapixel camera with a flash.

The tablet measures 9.4 inches long by 6.7 inches wide by 0.29 inches thick, and weighs 0.98 pounds.

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
Camera Camera An outward-facing camera for shooting photos or video recordings.
Yes
Webcam Webcam An inward-facing camera for video chat or selfies.
Yes
GPS GPS Can receive satellite data for precise navigation.
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

Specs

Internal storage (GB) Internal storage Storage for the operating system, downloaded apps and user content.
32
Length (in.) Length The longest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
9.4
Width (in.) Width The medium-sized edge of the tablet measured in inches.
6.7
Depth (in.) Depth The shortest edge of the tablet measured in inches.
0.29
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.
2048 x 1536
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.
264
Mobile data Mobile data Can use a cellular carrier's data plan to connect to the Internet.
Yes
Camera MP Camera MP Megapixel resolution of the outward-facing camera.
12
Webcam MP Webcam MP Megapixel resolution of the user-facing webcam.
5