The new iPad Pro is a beast. In fact, the iPad Pro is more powerful than the MacBook and even the latest MacBook Air laptop, according John Gruber of Daring Fireball.
Gruber put the iPad Pro through benchmark tests, which are designed to test the speed of components in devices.
He found that even his “one-year-old maxed out MacBook Pro,” which is more powerful than a MacBook Air, was “rivaled by an iPad in performance benchmarks.”
In a way, Gruber actually makes the case for the new iPad Pro as a replacement for a laptop where most people and critics would disagree.
The new MacBook is slower, gets worse battery life, and even its cheapest configurationcosts $200 more than the top-of-the-line iPad Pro. The iPad Pro is more powerful, cheaper, has a better display, and gets better battery life.
Still, while it might be as powerful as a laptop, the iPad Pro is limited in the mobile apps it can run compared to the full apps you can run on a regular laptop with a desktop operating system.