As announced earlier, the iPad Pro today has landed in 40 countries including Malaysia. Following the notion that bigger is better, the iPad Pro is the largest iPad yet spanning 12.9 inches with a display that does 2732×2048 resolution at 264 ppi.
The iPad Pro is designed to be a mobile powerhouse with a A9X chip under the hood that’s accompanied by a M9 co-processor. Also thrown in is a 8MP iSight camera and a front facing 1.2MP camera. It gets dual-mics and 4 speakers with one placed in each corner. With a larger screen, it is heavier at 713g for WiFi and 723g for the Cellular version. However they have managed to keep the bulk down to a mere 6.9mm, which is thinner than the earlier iPad Air (7.5mm).
Apple claims that the iPad Pro display is the most advanced Retina display ever built. Apart from pushing an ultra high resolution display, it is able to track the Pencil’s input at 240 times per second, giving it a lag free response. On top of that, the display not only detects Pencil movement and pressure, but also the amount of tilt for a more realistic stroke effect that’s critical for illustrators. To maintain the same 10 hour of battery life, the iPad Pro display is smart enough to switch between 60Hz and 30Hz to conserve on power.
The full iPad Pro and accessory pricing for Malaysia are priced as follows:
iPad Pro 32GB WiFi – RM3,599
iPad Pro 128GB WiFi – RM4,299
iPad Pro 128GB WiFi + Cellular – RM4,899
Apple Pencil – RM429
iPad Pro Smart Keyboard – RM799
iPad Pro Smart Cover – RM279
iPad Pro Silicon Case – RM379
If you have the money to splurge, you can place your orders now with shipping estimated to reach you by next week, 17th November. The iPad Pro comes in Gold, Silver and Space Grey colours.
In terms of accessories, it will cost you quite a bit at RM799 for the Smart Keyboard and RM429 for the stylus Pencil. So at the bare minimum, that’s RM4,398 for an iPad Pro 32GB WiFi with a keyboard. If you plan on doing serious work, a MacBook Air 11″ can be yours from RM4,099, while the bigger 13″ version starts from RM4,549. Alternatively if prefer the tablet form factor, why not spend RM4,528 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Core M3 version with 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage along with the Surface Pro 4 Type Cover.
To place your orders, head over to the iPad Pro page on the online Apple Store.