$1,000 iPad Pro vs $3,000 2017 MacBook Pro: Speed tests say it's a close call


The 2017 iPad Pro bumps up against the MacBook Pro in CPU and GPU performance

Image: Bare Feats

You might not believe Apple’s claim that the iPad Pro can replace a PC, but the newest models are bumping up against Apple’s own top-specced MacBook Pro in performance benchmark tests.

The CPU and GPU tests were run by Mac-focused benchmarking blog Bare Feats, which pitted the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro against the highest configuration 2017 MacBook Pro 13-inch, with Intel’s Kaby Lake 3.5GHz i7 processor, Iris Plus Graphics 650 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB flash storage.

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