David Neild’s comparison is not Apple to Apple, but it does highlight what you can and cannot do with a powerful iPad Pro.
Apple has been pushing the iPad as a laptop replacement; with the arrival of iPadOS, it might just have a serious shot at getting you to ditch your computer for good (or at least leaving it behind on trips).
Apple claims iPad Pro is more powerful than about 90-percent of all PC notebooks. Neild’s comparison of tasks on each is excellent.
Here’s the summary.
At times it feels like Apple wants to present the iPad as the future of computing or whatever’s after computing, but it’s not going to want to ditch its MacBooks any time soon—and the way that iPadOS is right now, it’s in no danger of having to do that. The OS makes iPads better than ever at doing a variety of jobs on the go, but that extra screen real estate, the sophistication of top-end desktop software, and the precision of a mouse (or trackpad) and keyboard mean professional users are only going to make one choice.