Maxed Out M1 12.9-Inch iPad Pro With 5G, 16GB RAM, and 2TB Storage Costs $2,400

Apple today unveiled new iPad Pro models that look remarkably similar to existing ‌iPad Pro‌ options, but which have an M1 chip, much like Apple's Mac lineup.

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The 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ model starts at $799, while the 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ model is much more expensive due to its mini-LED display, starting at $1,099.

Both models come with up to 2TB storage and have higher RAM amounts at higher storage tiers, which can drive costs up.

A cellular 12.9-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ with 5G connectivity and the 2TB storage option costs a total of $2,399, which is actually more expensive than the highest-tier ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with all available upgrades.

The maxed out 11-inch cellular model will run you $2,099, which is just about as expensive as the maxed out ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro. Neither of those price points includes an Apple Pencil or a Magic Keyboard, both of which can be purchased separately.

Apple's new ‌iPad Pro‌ models will be available for order on April 30 and will ship out in May.

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Top Rated Comments

Kylo83 Avatar
22 weeks ago
All that power and iOS apps lol for that power and price it’s better to go for a computer with macOS
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bluespark Avatar
22 weeks ago
The people who need to max this out will know exactly who they are, and they probably won't be paying for it themselves.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wildkraut Avatar
22 weeks ago
LOL 2400 for a device with a castrated OS, no thanks.
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrCrowbar Avatar
22 weeks ago
12.9" with 16 GB RAM and Big Sur please.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
22 weeks ago
Only to end up using iOS apps which are mostly optimized for the low end entry model iPad anyway, something doesn’t add up ... ?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
22 weeks ago
They are really going to have to overhaul iPadOS for this thing. I thought for a few seconds they were going to show it dual boot Big Sur when connected to the magic keyboard.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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