Another in-depth review of the Apple iPad Pro 9.7 is shared below

I’ve tired of tablets, and I’m not alone. The glorious days of finger-computing arrived, certainly, but it was big-screen smartphones that benefited most from them, and persuading new or existing tablet owners to take the plunge or upgrade has proved harder than manufacturers expected. Apple’s answer is the iPad Pro, straddling segments by trying to be not only the best tablet on the market, but a legitimate replacement to your notebook too.

Apple hasn’t stinted on the hardware, with perhaps one exception. The iPad Pro 9.7 has the same dimensions as the iPad Air 2, but a much improved display: Apple says it’s 40-percent less reflective, 25-percent brighter, and has 25-percent more color saturation, but the big difference to my eyes is the True Tone technology. Think of it as the next step up from auto-brightness. True Tone uses extra sensors hidden in the bezels to look at not just the ambient light levels around you, but the color of the light too.

On the edges there are the four speakers we saw on the first iPad Pro, also doing their clever auto-orientation flipping depending on which way you have the tablet positioned. Bass is a little less present than on the 12.9-inch model, but it’s still some of the best audio I’ve heard from a slate.

Then there’s the camera. Personally, I’ll reach for my phone rather than the nearest tablet to take any meaningful pictures, which means the 12-megapixels of the iPad Pro have been somewhat wasted snapping receipts and documents as an impromptu scanner. Still, the ability to record 4K video is impressive.

What it isn’t is a cheap way to do that. The cheapest 9.7-inch iPad Pro is $599 for the 32GB version. 128GB will set you back $749, and 256GB comes in at a hefty $899. If you want WiFi + Cellular – and most travelers will – then you’re looking at a $130 premium.