The mass of the iPad Pro tablet with the Magic Keyboard is more than the mass of the MacBook Air laptop (6 photos)


Apple recently launched the iPad Pro on the market along with the new Magic Keyboard, a mechanical keyboard that lets you quickly turn your tablet into a compact laptop. Expanding the functionality of the tablet will further expand the market for the ever-demanding iPad. However, during the presentation of new device capabilities, the developers did not report one of the most important parameters, namely: how much the mass of the tandem tablet-keyboard will increase. After the first models appeared on sale, experts were able to fill this gap and came to the conclusion that the extra mass of the keyboard is comparable to the mass of the tablet itself.


According to the weighing results, it was found that the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (710 grams) with a connected Magic Keyboard has a mass of 1362 grams. The new tablet is a quarter heavier than the iPad Pro kit with the outdated Smart Keyboard, surpassed the mass of the 13-inch MacBook Air (1290 grams) and is equal in weight to the MacBook Pro.


The rather large mass of Magic Keyboard, amounting to 652 grams, is easily explained by the expanded functionality, the presence of a practical magnetic latch, a new mechanism for keys such as “scissors” and an original mechanism designed to unfold the screen in front of the user.

The Magic Keyboard mass also gained thanks to the presence of a trackpad with support for Multi-Touch gestures, the presence of integrated backlight and a USB-C connector designed not only for the keyboard, but also for the iPad Pro itself.

The developers demonstrated the capabilities of the iPad Pro screen deployment mechanism before using it using the mechanism built into Magic Keyboard in an advertising video, comparing the tablet with a bird hovering above a table.


The price of the Magic Keyboard is $ 299 for the 11-inch iPad Pro and $ 349 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, which in the latter case exceeds the price of a standard iPad for $ 329.

For users who want to save on an accessory, but retain the ability to transform the tablet into a laptop, there are a number of alternative options. So you can buy for $ 149 a cover with a keyboard and trackpad Logitech Combo Touch working with the iPad (7th generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad Pro (10.5 inches). However, in this case, the user loses the ability to work on the relatively large 12.9-inch screen of the iPad Pro.


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