The 2021 edition of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is just as powerful as a Mac, but its operating system keeps it so tightly leashed that much of its potential goes unrealized.
Should You Buy the New iPad Pro? We've Tested it For You
The new iPad Pro is an absolute hardware tour de force. This $1,099, 12.9-inch tablet is gorgeously built, with power to match the latest Apple laptops, the finest screen we've ever seen on a slate, and 5G speeds that rival the iPhone 12. But iPadOS can't take advantage of the new power under the hood. Here's what PCMag's tablet expert learned from putting the iPad Pro through its paces.