Although the iPad Pro M1 allows users to experience the strength of the Apple M1 chipset tablet, but like Apple, it is still not enough to upgrade the strength. By sending the Apple M2 chipset into the iPad Pro M2, the latest top-of-the-line tablet is completed. However, it may not look much updated from the old version. It focuses mainly on the strength of the Apple M2 and has new features from working with the Apple Pencil, the 2nd generation called Apple Pencil Hover. It’s almost identical to the iPad Pro M1, available in two sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch (Liquid Retina XDR), with the 11-inch model being reviewed.
AppearanceLook & Design
The iPad Pro M2 (11-inch) features a redesigned iPad design with a beveled edge surround. As for the size around the device, it will be at It measures 247.6×178.5×5.9 mm and weighs 466 grams (Wi-Fi) and 468 grams (Wi-Fi+Cellular), which is less in size and weight than the iPad Pro M2 (12.9 inches).
The Liquid Retina display is an 11-inch IPS-LCD panel with a resolution of 2388×1668 pixels, a pixel density of 264ppi, P3 wide color gamut and ProMotion 120Hz support. and reduce light reflection
Above the display is a 12MP ultra-wide front camera with a FaceID sensor panel.
below the display screen There are no operation buttons. and the home button has been removed as before
left side of the machine There is only a microphone hole.
On the right side of the machine, the top 2 buttons are volume-up and volume-down buttons. In the middle is a magnetic stripe for charging the Apple Pencil, the second generation, and the bottom is a Nano SIM tray.
upper part of the machine The far right is the power button. In the middle are 3 microphone holes and on the left and right are sound speakers.
The part under the machine on the left and right is an audio speaker. The middle section is a Thunderbolt USB Type-C port.
The back cover will find the rear camera in the upper left corner. It’s a square module. There are two rear cameras, comprising a 12MP wide-angle camera and a 10MP ultra-wide camera. There is also a LiDAR scanner and a flash. and one more microphone
Next down in the center is the Apple logo, next to it, the word iPad Pro is written below, and at the bottom are 3 magnetic circles for connecting Smart Connector accessories.
Equipment inside the box
iPad Pro M2 body, USB Type-C To Type-C cable (braided cable), Type-C adapter, 20W power supply, Apple stickers, user manual and warranty card
Interesting HighlightsSpecial & Features
The Apple M2 chipset performs heavy tasks faster.
The chipset used in the iPad Pro M2 is the most powerful at the moment. Which used to bring in the MacBook Pro, and now it’s time for the iPad to experience some of this strength According to Apple’s claim, the 8-core CPU is 15% faster, GPU graphics are 35% faster, and There is also a Neutal Engine that is up to 40% faster when compared to the previous generation of chipsets like the Apple M1. The iPad Pro M2 can be used in heavy work. You can get it in full form. Whether it’s 3D design, use to create AR models, play games in high graphics, beautiful images with a stable high frame rate.
Test work, edit, render work
from trying basic editing The work is extremely smooth and impressive. Which scrolling through the Footage or Render came out quickly. You can see the results immediately. Almost no waiting for processing. Seriously, for the Apple M2 chipset, editing work. Rendering images that are heavier than this should provide faster processing with the mind working sleepily. ProRes video can also be shot and ready to be inserted into an editing program right away, but the iPad Pro M2 cannot use apps. My own camera can shoot. You have to find another app to shoot ProRes video yourself.
Liquid Retina display
With the model that was reviewed as the iPad Pro M2, the 11-inch screen, the specification is cut down from the 12.9-inch screen model, only the Liquid Retina, but from what I tried, it’s not that bad. Which has a resolution of 2388×1668 pixels, wide color gamut P3, can adjust the brightness up to 600nits, more importantly, has a fingerprint resistant coating and anti-glare It is also compatible with the second generation Apple Pencil.
also supports ProMotion 120Hz technology
Although it is a Liquid Retina screen, it comes with ProMotion technology, making the screen smooth at the highest level of 120Hz, helping to display without delay. The animation moves smoothly, will flick, swipe, all look smooth. The ProMotion technology also automatically adjusts the Refresh Rate. as appropriate for use It helps in saving a lot of energy.
FaceID face unlock system
The iPad Pro M2 uses FaceID biometric security. In which the front camera panel has a TrueDepth sensor to scan 3D faces and unlock secure access Which the actual use is convenient for scanning leaves during the day and in low light Which in complete darkness can still be scanned comfortably
game play test
The story of playing games, beautiful images want high specification Almost no worries when playing on the iPad Pro M2, powered by a powerful chipset like the Apple M2, making the game play smoothly. By testing using the Apex Legend Mobile game, the graphics can be adjusted to the maximum at Extreme HD and the highest frame rate. which the actual play is very slippery while making a frame rate of 60fps all the time, regardless of the situation
Sound system 4 speakers loud and clear.
As for the sound system, the iPad Pro M2 is equipped with 4 speakers and not only loud speakers. It also gives a dimensional sound. The sound is loud and clear even when the volume is turned on at the end of the tube. There is also a good bass sound. Not a typical speaker the only loud There is no bass effect.
Get a USB Type-C Thunderbolt port
The iPad Pro M2 also comes with a USB Type-C port and not the usual Type-C because it’s Thunderbolt as well, which allows transferring files. Or data quickly up to 40Gb / s or will be connected to other accessories. It’s comfortable to use. It also supports connecting the monitor screen. Up to 6K resolution and in conjunction with the Stage Monitor function, showing different apps on each screen at the same time.
Support for Apple Pencil 2nd generation
Working with the Apple Pencil will support the Apple Pencil, version 2, which is easier to use than version 1. Just put the charger on, it can be attached to the magnet next to the device immediately. There is also a 2 tap mode to switch to the eraser. It’s very convenient to use.
New features Apple Pencil Hover
Only for iPad Pro M2 running iPad OS 6.1 or higher. To experience the Apple Pencil Hover feature before anyone else, the Apple Pencil Hover will increase the usability dimension of the 2nd generation Apple Pencil by simply raising the tip of the pencil. A little away from the screen, you can see where the Apple Pencil, the 2nd generation, is aiming on the screen (there will be a point), which helps the graphics work. For example drawing pictures with more precision.
You can also preview before adding any images, such as blending colors, you can use Apple Pencil Hover to see what color to draw next.
Magic Keyboard Case Accessories
The Magic Keyboard Case is an iPad Pro M2 accessory that helps make the iPad Pro M2 look more like a Macbook. Have a complete keyboard With a panel of 14 function keys and a touchpad to use below It’s called using the iPad as if using a Macbook. The connection is very simple, just stick the iPad Pro M2 on the case, which the case will have a magnet to connect to the Smart Connector on the back of the device.
Using the camera
general tablet The subject of the camera may be less focused, but not with the iPad Pro M2 because the camera is heavy to a certain extent. The front camera is a 12MP Ultra-Wide camera that supports Center Stage filters, while the rear camera is equipped with two cameras, consisting of a 12MP Wide camera and a 10MP Ultra-Wide camera combined with a LiDAR scanner. of AR and also works with ISP to help with autofocus Still image shooting time or video in low light As for video recording, it can record a maximum resolution of 4K at 60fps.
Sample image of the rear camera
There are not many modes for using the rear camera. It will focus more on shooting video. But still photography still looks beautiful. And can take pictures in a wide angle as well
Sample images from the front camera
The ultra-wide lens front camera opens a wide angle of 122 degrees, which is more focused on video calls. But taking selfies is also good.
The front camera can also take clear pictures after blurring. Which has a choice of lighting effects like in the iPhone, which the blur came out better than expected The background is blurred, contrasting with the foreground beautifully. and also makes the face stand out
Center stage support
Center Stage can be used normally. The function of the Center Stage is to automatically allow the person in the frame to be in the middle. But it can only be used for video calling apps such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Google Meet, Zoom, Skype, etc. Video recording from the front camera cannot be used in Center Stage.
iPad Pro M2 Specs
Body size: 247.6×178.5×5.9 millimeters, weight: 466 grams (Wi-Fi), and 468 grams (Wi-Fi + Cellular) Display screen: Liquid Retina IPS-LCD panel, width 11 inches, resolution 2388×1668. Pixels, 264ppi pixel resolution, 500nits brightness, supports True tone display and ProMotion 120Hz Chipset: Apple M2 Internal storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB / 1TB / 2TB Operating system: iPad OS 16, rear camera
– Wide, resolution 12MP, aperture f / 1.8
– Ultra-Wide, 10MP resolution, f / 2.4 aperture, 125 degree wide angle Front camera: Ultra-Wide, 12MP resolution, f / 2.4 aperture, 122 degree wide angle Network: 5G supports Nano SIM 1 slot and eSIM (only for models Wi-Fi + Cellular) Connection: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C Thunderbolt port Sound system: 4 speakers Biometric security system: FaceID Battery: supports fast charging via 20W cable
The iPad Pro M2 will run on the latest operating system, iPadOS 16, which focuses on smooth operation. While using 2 apps or working with other devices, including the SharePlay system that will share images or play games with others more fun. Other uses Anyone who has used an iPad before is not difficult to use. And if updated to iPadOS 16.1, you can also use Apple Pencil Hover.
The home screen remains typical iPad, with all your apps consolidated on the home screen. and the last page is a folder including apps classified by type At the bottom, there is also a dock to enable applications. or split screen In addition, it can also customize Wallpaper and Widget to be more diverse. Which a wide screen like this can put a lot of widgets
split screen display
There are 2 types of screen splitting to choose from: Split View and Slide Over, the first of which will divide the screen into 2 left-right sides, and the latter will bring another Pop-Up window overlaid. It’s simple, just swipe the dock up and drag the app you want to share or press 3 on the top of the app that is open, there will be a split screen selection menu.
Enable True Tone and Dark Mode.
True Tone mode is another important mode for iPad Pro M2, where the screen changes to suit different environments. Dark mode will change the theme to black. and white text for ease of use in low light By enabling True Tone and Dark Mode must go to Settings > Display and Brightness.
Speed test and machine display
Machine performance test results with AnTuTu Benchmark v9.1.2, 1,355,480 points, overall performance test results with Geekbench 5, single-core score of 1852 and multi-core score of 8508 points, graphics performance test results with 3DMark Wild Life Extreme. 6,824 points Multi touch screen inspection results support all 10 points
iPad Pro M2 Summary
Who is the editing line? go hard work But want the convenience of portability, iPad Pro M2 can be arranged straight away and if you want the ultimate screen Go with it, it’s better to arrange an iPad Pro M2 12.9 inches, which is now iPad Pro M2, both 11 inches and 12.9 inches, are officially available for sale with the Apple Store in Thailand, can follow to buy by following this link. https://www.apple.com/th/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-pro There are 2 options to choose from: silver and space gray. along with a starting price of 32,900 baht
iPad Pro M2 11-inch model
128GB capacity, price 32,900 baht, 256GB capacity, price 36,900 baht, 512GB capacity, price 44,900 baht, 1TB capacity, price 60,900 baht, 2TB capacity, price 76,900 baht.
iPad Pro M2 12.9-inch model
128GB capacity, price 44,900 baht, 256GB capacity, price 48,900 baht, 512GB capacity, price 55,900 baht, 1TB capacity, price 72,900 baht, 2TB capacity, price 88,900 baht.
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