The biggest and best tablet Apple's ever madeApple doesn't seem to be pushing the iPad Pro into any particular market though – it's designed to be a media hub, a decent word processor, a creative design tool, and then anything the app world can dream up besides.It's possible to use it as an enterprise device too, but there's a lot here that inches it enticingly towards the consumer world.
To many, this is a direct rival to Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, but in reality the two devices are coming at the laptop replacement issue from different angles. The iPad Pro is designed for the casual user, one who doesn't need a computer all day long. It's not a Macbook with a detachable screen – iOS doesn't have El Capitan's capabilities.Microsoft's device is more for those who need to massively multitask all the time, using dedicated desktop applications to get everything done.
The iPad Pro could be a lot of things to many people. To some, a great sofa pal. To others, a brilliant hybrid device that enables them to flip effortlessly from sketching to movies to typing reports on the go.Is it good enough to usurp the need for a Macbook Pro? Could you ever get by just using this tablet and the optional accessories around it, or does it need to be part of a larger family – a device that's perfect for certain situations but gets relegated when it's time for proper work?