Amazon Review by CSkow
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There is no comparison.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm mainly an Android guy (i have a Galaxy s8+ and recently used to own an NVIDIA Shield tablet), and a Windows guy. The last time I've owned an Apple product was in 2011 when I bought the iPad 2 (which I sold a year later), however, I do use a 27" iMac at work, so I have some experience with Apple products.
I've wanted to get into digital drawing more, and wanted to buy a tablet that would let me do so while on the go. After extensive research, and going hands-on with a ton of devices when I could, my final 4 choices were the Galaxy S3, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen, the Surface 4 pro and the iPad Pro.
I almost immediately discounted the Tab A, as it's simply-HD screen, while looking good color-wise, simply did not cut it resolution wise. I could see... PIXELS... dreaded, dreaded pixels. It also has a 16:9 screen ratio which just didn't seem to jive with drawing. At $270, I think it's a great deal for a mid-range Android tablet, but it just wasn't going to work for me.
So then I thought the S3 would fit the bill. Sure, it's a little pricey, but it's such an improvement on the Tab A. Beautiful screen, well-crafted, and it has the Android OS I know and love. But the S Pen still didn't feel right to me, in weight and length, and the screen was a bit small.
Then the surface pro. The surface pro is a great machine, but I just didn't get the feeling of a great experience using Win 10 on a mobile device. And if I wanted to get the non-mobile processor variations, I was looking at forking over a lot more dough.
So over the weekend, I decided to check out the iPad pro. For what I want it for, there's no comparison. None. For people to say otherwise is silly. The screen is absolutely unbelievable, and the lack of latency with the Apple Pencil is like drawing on paper, it just feels so good in my hand. The build quality is impressive, and I can't believe how light the device is. The speakers are a joy to listen to as well. It was tough deciding on whether or not to get the 10.5 or the 12.9, but I ultimately decided on the 10.5 since it will be a little more portable. If I decide I need the extra screen real estate, I'll pick up the next generation 12.9 model and give this one to my wife.
I like the improvements Apple's made to iOS over the years, and I'm looking forward to iOS 11.