Apple introduced its largest iPad ever on Wednesday, the iPad Pro, and we had a chance to check it out at the company’s press conference in San Francisco. It will exist as the most high-end iPad in the family, complete with the most powerful 64-bit A9X processor and a large 12.2-inch Retina display.
We’re pretty impressed with what we saw. It’s big, though, so its biggest competitor is probably going to be devices like the Surface 3 or even the more expensive Surface Pro 3. The devices have more in common than it may seem on the surface (pun intended.) You’ll find support for multitasking, a stylus (in this case, it’s the Apple Pencil) and a portable keyboard accessory, which we also had a chance to check out.
Of course, all of that hardware, the A9 chip, the huge beautiful display, iOS 9 and up to 10 hours of battery life will come at a price. The iPad Pro starts at $799 with Wi-Fi and 32GB of storage. You’ll probably want more space to keep all of your files, so the more expensive models are probably going to be more attractive. Take a look at our hands-on video above to get a better idea of what the iPad Pro brings to the table.