t ipad is the best tablet for most people, though it’s still not as popular as the iPad Air or Apple’s own slate. The iPad is the top choice of many college students. It has the same design and specs as the iPad Air, but has a larger, 10.5-inch display, comes with more storage, and is $200 less expensive.
In our tests, the tablet was easier to use on the treadmill than on the treadmill, though it wasn’t as easy as the iPad Air. The treadmill’s tablet is also thicker and heavier, and its trackpad was more prominent and responsive.
The ipad was harder to hold on our treadmill. Photo: Liam McCabeThe trackpad was accurate in all of our tests. It was responsive only on the treadmill, where the scroll wheel was harder to use than on any other tablet.
The screen was bright and vivid on the ipad. It was brighter in our tests than on the iPad Air, and it was better than our top pick, the iPad mini 4, in almost all of our tests of color accuracy and white-light sensitivity. In the YogaGrip tests, the tablet had the same blacks as the iPad Air—a reflection that seemed impossible to ignore—but the screen was brighter on the ipad.
We tested the tablet on the treadmill, too, and it did fine. We noticed more consistent performance on the treadmill than on any other device.
Upgrade pick: iPad Pro 12.9
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9
It has a larger 8.7-inch display, comes with a higher-capacity storage option, and includes a stylus. It’s a good tablet if you need more space for your books, but it’s expensive.
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The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 is the best tablet you can buy if you want a larger screen and are willing to pay more for it. It has a larger 8.7-inch display, comes with a higher-capacity storage option, and includes a stylus. It’s a good tablet if you need more space for your books, but it’s expensive.
The iPad Pro comes with a standard 12.9-inch touchscreen, as well as a larger keyboard that’s more comfortable to type on. It also has a larger battery than the iPad Pro, and it has a 12.9-inch version of Apple’s Pencil. We tested the smaller iPad Pro 10.5, but its keyboard was just as comfortable to type on as any of the larger models.
Unfortunately, the iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch screen isn’t as bright and vibrant as the iPad Pro’s, and it didn’t perform as well in our tests of color accuracy and white-light sensitivity. The display also didn’t seem to be as bright or as bright as the larger iPad Pro’s, but we’ve found that the smaller screen makes the iPad Pro’s larger screen easier to read in dimly lit rooms (or on a dark street).
The iPad Pro’s stylus is decent, but its trackpad was less accurate than that of the iPad Pro. Photo: Liam McCabeThe Apple iPad Pro is also one of the most expensive tablets you can buy. Although it has a plastic back and a rubber bottom, it’s thinner and more rounded than its competitors. The tablet has a metal body, and the tablet