The new iPad Pro 2018 is almost as fast as the current 15-inch MacBook Pro, despite the gigantic price disparity between the two devices, according to early benchmarking scores.
That rivals the performance of the 15-inch MacBook Pro 2018, which runs a six-core Intel Core i7 processor clocked to 2.6GB, which scored scored 5,053 and 21,165 in Geekbench performance tests.
That particular MacBook Pro model albeit with 512GB costs £2,699/$2,799. The iPad Pro tarts at £749/$799 for the 11-inch 64GB version, while the 512GB model is £1,119/£1,149.
So, if you don8217;t care about how much storage is on offer, there8217;s a saving approaching two grand in the offing. That8217;s if you feel inclined to make the switch from laptop to tablet – as Apple has been angling for everyone to do since the iPad arrived.
Of course there are more things to consider here than just the performance of the processor in benchmarking tests. The MacBook Pro has way more RAM, a larger display and an attached physical keyboard. While no direct comparison has taken place yet, we can safely assume the MacBook Pro enjoys superior graphical performance.
Also, new iPad Pro users are being asked to fork over at least $179 for the new Magnetic Smart Keyboard folio and a $129 for the new version of the Apple Pencil, so its not cut and dried by any means.
Regardless, it appears Apple8217;s bullishness over the A12X being the most powerful chip it has ever created was justified. We just weren8217;t quite ready for it to be so competitive with Intel8217;s high-end Core i7 processors sitting within the company8217;s most powerful laptops.
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