New iPad Pro claims similar performance to 2018 MacBook Pro.
The iPad Pro costs less than a third of the “weakest” MacBook Pro.
According to benchmarks on Geekbench, the new iPad Pro is nearly as powerful as the 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro.
Comfortably the most powerful iPad ever made, the iPad Pro boasts a single-core score of 5,025, which places it above the MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core i7 – 4,928.
The new iPad Pro ditches the Home button in favor of Face ID gains a lot of power, and its bezels are much slimmer than previous generations. Set to release on Wednesday, November 7th, you can preorder the refreshed tablet now. It will be available in 11-inch or 12.9-inch configurations, starting at $799 and $999, respectively.
Ahead of the new tablet’s release, preorders are available through Apple and Verizon, with more retailers likely to join the lineup soon.
It is also only slightly below the 2.6GHz Core i7 version, which scores 5,053.
The iPad Pro’s multi-core score of 18,106, however, is still substantially below the MacBook Pro’s “weakest” option, which scores 21,165.
This performance benchmark is particularly impressive when you consider that the 2018 iPad Pro costs less than a third of the “weakest” MacBook Pro.
Apple announced that the new iPad Pro can achieve up to 90% faster multi-core performance than last year’s model and that single-core CPU performance has improved by up to 35%.
The new iPad Pro models were announced at Apple’s 30 Oct event in Brooklyn, and were immediately available to order. They will ship, and appear in shops, on 7 Nov.
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MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
- Mercury-free LED-backlit display
- Arsenic-free display glass
- Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
- Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
- Rated EPEAT Gold