After several weeks of speculation, Apple presented us yesterday with two new iPad Air and iPad mini. The launch of these new devices joined the withdrawal of the highly rated 10.5-inch iPad Pro launched in 2017 . The fact that this tablet has similar dimensions to the new iPad Air makes us wonder if it can be somehow comparable to what was the most powerful iPad two years ago. That’s why in this post you’ll find an iPad Air 2019 vs iPad Pro 2017 in which we’ll evaluate different features so that, if you’re undecided about one of them, you’ll know which one to choose.
Maybe if you’re a graphic designer or a heavy iPad user who needs the ultimate in performance and power, you should go for the ultimate in performance, which right now is the iPad Pro 2018. However, if you’re a more casual user and you use the iPad for office work , university or college and multimedia viewing then this year’s iPad Air may definitely be an option, although the iPad Pro from two years ago may also be.
Let’s get down to business. On paper we see that n or there is a lot of difference in specifications between these two devices. Even the design has not changed between the two devices. The fact that one is ‘Air’ and the other ‘Pro’ is counterbalanced by the two years separating the two teams. While the price may be a key factor in your decision, you should perhaps consider whether it is worth spending a little more than 100
Specifications iPad Air (2019) iPad Pro (10,5″ of 2017) Display IPS LED 10,5″ (2.224 x 1.668 and 264 dpi)IPS LED 10,5″ (2.224 x 1. 668 and 264 dpi) Size 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1 mm250.6 x 174.1 x 6, 1 mm Weight 456 grams469 grams Processor A12 BionicA10X Fusion Storage 64 GB / 256 GB64 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB Connectivity Lightning Port, Wifi + Cellular, Blueetoth 5. 0, eSIM and nanoSIM Lightningh Port, Wifi + Cellular, Blueetoth 4.2 Biometrics Touch IDTouch ID Front camera 7 Mpx f/2.27 Mpx f/2. 2 Rear camera 8 Mpx f/2.412 Mpx f/1.8 Apple Pencil support Yes Price From £549 (Apple)671.88 (Amazon)
The iPad Air A12 Bionic chip brings all the power already seen on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and the iPad Pro 2018. That’s in addition to the fact that the device will almost certainly continue to receive software support for at least two years longer than the iPad Pro. That’s where the use of your device comes in most, and if you’re going to try to push it to the limit. Although the iPad Pro’s A10X Fusion is a great processor, it’s actually slower than the one mentioned above.
One aspect not seen in the specs but you may want to consider is that the iPad Air has two speakers while the iPad Pro 2017 has 4 . Not that this new computer has a bad sound, but in the end you’ll have a better experience with twice as many speakers. So if you’re a heavy user of multimedia content and you’re doing it without a headset, you’ll be able to see who wins this part of the battle.
In the camera field we don’t see much difference , except in the rear camera where the iPad Pro beats the latest Air model. However, this could not be a determining factor either, because it is not usual to use an iPad to take more professional pictures as you could do on an iPhone. So if you’re going to make normal use of this feature, the camera on the iPad Air 2019 may be just what you need.
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A very important aspect is the internal memory . Like other Apple devices, these tablets do not have the ability to increase storage using a nanoSD card. Although iCloud Drive can be very helpful in storing documents in the cloud, if you want to keep a lot of information on your computer, the iPad Pro has a maximum capacity version of 512 GB for the 256 GB , half of which is the iPad Air.
With support for the Apple Pencil of the latest iPad 2018, iPad mini and the iPad Air we’re comparing, Apple’s mid-range tablets have nothing to envy the Pro. The use and experience will be the same in both computers, so in this section both are tied.
In short, you could say that the determining factor of choice is you and the use you want to make of the equipment based on what has been explained above . At the moment we have not been able to test the new iPad Air to compare it thoroughly and in real use with the ‘old’ Pro 2017. Therefore this more technical analysis requires a somewhat subjective view.
Which do you prefer, the iPad Air 2019 or the iPad Pro 10.5″ from 2017? Tell us in the comments.