iPad Pro 9.7in review: Apple’s slick, superfast tablet could be another nail in the coffin of laptop culture… although its UK price hike is off-putting

The iPad Pro 9.7in, Apple’s stunning and superfast mid-size tablet, proves that while laptops might be the best tool for working on the go, they’re no longer essential… although the device’s newly increased UK prices are off-putting. In our 9.7-inch iPad Pro review, updated after nine months of regular use, we evaluate the iPad Pro 9.7’s design, build quality and new features, put the device through rigorous speed benchmarks and battery tests, and rate the 9.7in iPad Pro’s value for money.




  • RRP: £499 (32GB, Wi-Fi), £619 (128GB, Wi-Fi), £739 (256GB, Wi-Fi), £599 (32GB, cellular), £719 (128GB, cellular), £839 (256GB, cellular)
  • Best Price: £526 – £499,549 from 16 retailers


  • Rear flash and much improved cameras
  • Super-fast processor
  • Option to use Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard
  • Thin and beautiful
  • Pink colour option