Can the New iPad Pro Be Your Only Computer?

Can the New iPad Pro Be Your Only Computer?

Apple keeps pushing its high-powered tablet as a laptop replacement, and the newly upgraded version is the hottest contender yet. WSJ’s David Pierce puts the redesigned 11-inch iPad Pro through a series of tests to see if it’s up to the job. Photo: James Pace-Cornsilk for The Wall Street Journal

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50 Comments

  1. JMP.AK on March 26, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    @wsj if you haven’t already, you should create an update to this video as a significant portion of his concerns were addressed with iPadOS 13. Thumb drives, full page web browsing, google docs in safari, web browsing tabs and more. I’d love to see the reporters take on it today vs then.



  2. Plainmountain124 on March 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I dont care about fortnite, i just care about the huge screen.



  3. Naveed Ahmed on March 26, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Can you Re-do this video after new release of new iPad OS



  4. Josef Jr. Ababat on March 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    You are right! iPad Pro as a Hardware has a lot of potential and one of which it can be a 2-in-1 desktop replacement. But Apple choose to make this device incompetent when used as a Laptop replacement.



  5. Wi Fine on March 26, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    iPadOS has joined the chat



  6. Cassidy Samuels on March 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    No one cares about fortnite



  7. quee on March 26, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    IpadOS joined the chat
    and he now uses an iPad Pro



  8. Andy Barton on March 26, 2020 at 2:24 pm

    No



  9. Siddharth Kapoor on March 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    This was never supposed replace a laptop the use of it comes in middle of a smartphone and laptop where you can’t use laptop everywhere and you can’t actually work on phone and laptop either iPad gives you a additional convienice to work anywhere read anywhere make notes and read them anywhere while traveling in class and it’s compact and doesn’t feels odd bulky and big



  10. Reggi Senjang on March 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    and now, make a new review about ipad pro after ipadOS



  11. Alexander Zehe on March 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    now, everything changed with iPadOS 🙂



  12. Fun With Mama on March 26, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    How would you connect the iPad or iPad pro to a DSLR canon camera? What type of cable needs to be used?



  13. Winstar Baliquig on March 26, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    So far the most informative vid that I’ve seen based on my needs



  14. Olaseni Sogaolu on March 26, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    I laugh in iPadOS 🤣🤣🤣



  15. Tech Bull on March 26, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I wanna code on iPad. Can I do that ?



  16. godsavegrunge on March 26, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    It’s a computer. An iPhone is a computer. A desktop is a computer. A laptop is a computer. And an iPad is most certainly a conputer. Stop saying “tHiS iSnT a cOmPuTeR” A smaller form factor doesn’t make it cease to be a computer. Not to mention that “what’s a computer” ad was pretentious and cringeworthy, and was in no way cool.



  17. Shelly Carlson on March 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Do this if you’re watching this on Christmas

    👍



  18. Niveax on March 26, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    I only watch YT Netflix and some basis internet stuff and mabye some writhing so this is a better option of me than a Mac



  19. Rd Rz on March 26, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    I guess its for user who usually use visual to communicate



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  21. trav4oilers on March 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    Nice burrito



  22. Maria Makinen on March 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I need a laptop. Rather.



  23. Alan Henderson on March 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    The next version of iOS (aka iPadOS) will fix the main problems for me. The USB-C connectivity issue is fixed, window management is vastly improved, and Safari defaults to Desktop view. Apple are starting to pay attention.

    My MacBook Pro’s days are numbered.



  24. AJs Vlogs on March 26, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    iPad OS looking down at this video and laughing.
    1:mouse support
    2:controller support
    3:usb support
    4: geek bench showing scores better than Mac book pro



  25. Andy Sims on March 26, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Interesting point… "It’s like the iPad Pro can do everything, but Apple won’t let it." I had always wondered why Apple hasn’t created something to make the phone more versatile using something similar to the Samsung DeX, where it turns your phone into a computer. Finally came to the conclusion, they don’t want it to be. To keep the ecosystem running, Apple wants the different devices, where if you need a computer, you buy the iMac or MacBook, a phone, you get an iPhone, or a tablet, the iPad. I think your point is absolutely correct, they "won’t let it," because it isn’t in there best interest to do so. If it is as powerful as you say, it’d wipe out the MacBook Air and low end/spec. MacBook Pro. Why would they do that?



  26. Plainmountain124 on March 26, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    I don’t need fortnite, I just want a huge screen!



  27. Dad Gaming on March 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    It’s cannot replace desktop because the apps are tablet or mobile . They are not more useful than desktop application.



  28. Kyle Vo on March 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Just wait for him to notice that iOS 13 fixes some problem



  29. Monsi - Gaming on March 26, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Now with iPad OS, it actually is a laptop replacement.



  30. DanteGhee on March 26, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Owned the ipad for a while. Can edit footage and photos, write articles, build websites, play games, draw, filing system, iPadOS

    Really dont get when people say “this cant replace your laptop” when it can is most ways?



  31. Sparkzy on March 26, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Hmmmmm

    *Well yes….. but actually no*



  32. Spazza42 on March 26, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    Give me an iPad Mini any day, that’s a tablet that’s actually usable. There’s nothing more ridiculous than 2 handing an 11” tablet like it’s a big phone – let alone the 13” tray.

    I’ll listen when the make an iPad Pro in the Mini’s size, gimme that 9” pro display



  33. Wei Dong on March 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    iPadOS



  34. Steve Burdex on March 26, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I have the iPad 6th gen that i use the ZAGG – Rugged Book Keyboard Folio case and Apple Pencil. I use my ipad for everything work and for fun. I purchased the SanDisk – iXpand 64GB USB 3.0/Lightning Flash Drive to upload files. I can honestly say i love my ipad and would recommend it to anyone. I carry it everywhere with me in my backpack and it being so light makes it very portable.



  35. alikhan2655 on March 26, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    James can you update this review?



  36. bogar barajas on March 26, 2020 at 2:56 pm

    The controller connects with Bluetooth



  37. SuperDeut4 on March 26, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Oh! Ok! Thank you!



  38. Scuffed Rayven on March 26, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    why does it have fortnite on it?



  39. AKEWSD on March 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Mousetrack is important ! Im so lazy I don’t want to move my wrist



  40. Sebastian Lind on March 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Is that full photoshop version out yet?



  41. Thought Provoker on March 26, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    The best thing is tablet battery run longer than any laptop.



  42. djfields1 on March 26, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Jobs would have never do this.



  43. BINODHON TV on March 26, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Lag



  44. Hetzerogeneous on March 26, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    After getting my MacBook Air, my iPad Pro 9.7, even with the pencil, feels extremely clumsy to use. Besides using it as an external display and sometimes drawing, I find nothing about the ipad that is better than my macbook besides portability



  45. Josef Jr. Ababat on March 26, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I have an iPad Pro 11 and Keyboard. But its very far from being a desktop replacement. the lack of standard mouse support makes it impossible for me to work on my daily task which makes me very frustrated. The answer is NO.



  46. JL leichter on March 26, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    nope its not even remotely close to a Computure we can’t play 2 videos at once and 2 videos at once can’t be played when your watching a movie in tv app still has a long way to go



  47. Scott Ackman on March 26, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    iPads ARE a computer. The question is can it replace your laptop or desktop.



  48. Mahin Siddiqui on March 26, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Please make video on ipad os with the issues you mentioned in this videos



  49. Zain Alabedien on March 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    The Doug De Muro of tech



  50. Jeff Robins on March 26, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    It’s just stupid! Classic!