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Dell's new Latitude 5825 2-in-1 is powered by an Intel Core i7-7600U, while the iPad Pro 10.5 packs an A10X Fusion chip designed in-house by Apple. This is where the 10.5-inch iPad Pro reigns supreme, as it beat all other devices.

Apple started shipping the new iPad Pros this week, and we have a lot of questions about the 10.5-inch model. This Pro ships with iOS 10.3, which isn't technically bad, it's just that iOS 10 didn't add many truly valuable iPad-specific features.

For me, the iPad Pro is a crucial aspect of my workflow, acting as a second-screen for notes, handouts, and PowerPoint slides during homework and lectures.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro also comes along with a 2224 pixels by 1668 pixel resolution at a PPI of 264 pixels per inch.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook shows an iPad Pro during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday
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But, hey, it's the new iPad, it's better than the old iPad, and the new screen is super awesome for apps that support it which right now appears to be limited to only the core Apple apps and a small subset of third party apps.

Remove all the Pro features (screen, screen size, Pencil compatibility, processing power, camera and more), you can get the standard iPad for $469, up to $799 for the 128GB with 4G.

Sadly, though, iOS 11 won't be available until the fall in the U.S., or just before September when the new iPhone will be launched.

iOS 11 doesn't want you to let go of QR codes anytime soon. To summarise its importance to the iPad, iOS 11 integrates a new Mac-esque Dock and adds a new Files app that puts all your files into one place including those on iCloud and other cloud services, among others. You needed a wheelbarrow to lug one of those suckers around. Also, much like its competition, it can integrate with smart home devices to allows users to control their home electronics by talking to the speaker. But for many, the iPad Pro simply wouldn't cut it as a full-time work machine, and they'd need a laptop anyway. It needs to be said, though, that Apple's is technically just a tablet while Dell's device is supposed to double as a laptop. On the iPad Pro, demanding games will be smoother and provide sharper graphics and better textures.

There's a very clear focus on delivering high-fidelity audio with the device. Still, it was impressive to see the new MacBooks running multiple 4K HDR tracks in Final Cut Pro, without breaking a sweat. On iOS 11, you get LED support for the Portrait mode which means you can now capture brighter images even in the nighttime with Bokeh effect. It's an exhibition of everything Apple can do - and bloody hell they do it well. It's only a hair larger, because Apple was able to cram a bigger screen into a similarly sized body by decreasing the bezels that surround the display.