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A new iPad Pro has been announced, and it's meant to be more powerful than Windows laptops

A new iPad Pro has been announced, and it's meant to be more powerful than Windows laptops
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Action stations everyone, a new iPad Pro has just been announced by Apple. Not content to let the PS5 reveal (opens in new tab) take today's spotlight, the company dropped a ton of info about their latest tablet online - and it's a powerhouse. 

Thanks to a host of advanced tech under the hood, Apple claims that it'll be "faster and more powerful than most Windows PC laptops". The revised iPad Pro also packs an Ultra Wide-angle camera, depth-sensing, FaceID, a Liquid Retina display, motion sensors, studio-quality mics, and the capacity to edit 4K video. That's an impressive resume. Better still, it's arriving next week - you can get an 11-inch and 12.9-inch model with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. They'll set you back between $799 / £769 upward, depending on which side of the pond you are.

To get into specifics, the new iPad Pro features an eight-core A12Z Bionic chip that's got plenty of grunt to its name. It allows you to get busy with demanding creative tasks like UHD video-editing and the creation of 3D models. The inclusion of a very fancy 'LiDAR Scanner' means the Pro can get a "more detailed understanding of a scene" for what Apple clearly hopes will be a best-in-class augmented reality experience. Thanks to a 10-hour battery life, it also has a fair amount of staying power.

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Apple seems to be positioning the new iPad Pro as a replacement to your laptop, in other words (which will almost certainly make it the new best gaming tablet (opens in new tab)). That notion is supported by its compatibility with the Magic Keyboard, a new accessory coming in May 2020 that offers backlit keys, a 'floating' design, and a touchpad with multi-gesture recognition that acts like a mouse for your device. That blurs the lines between iPad Pro and the Apple MacBook Air, which also got a new model announced.

We've listed the new iPad Pro models below, and you can pre-order them right away in the US. We expect UK orders to start soon too along with a wider range of retailers.

Pre-order the new 11-inch iPad Pro (2020)

New iPad Pro

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First up is the 11-inch iPad Pro. This one comes with all those new features at a slightly lower price thanks to the smaller screen. It's still very capable and compatible with the Magic Keyboard, though. 

It launches next week, but you can pre-order yours now. Check out the lowest prices below.

Pre-order the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2020)

New iPad Pro

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Acting as the next step up from the iPad Pro 11-inch, this 12.9-inch behemoth packs the same tech into a larger screen. It looks like a real beauty, and also has excellent utility as a creative workstation when you add the separate Magic Keyboard.

Pre-order yours below - it's out next week.

As the site's Tabletop & Merch Editor, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I have been writing about games in one form or another since 2012 and can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.