If you are searching for portable power in Apple products, then a MacBook Pro is the perfect choice. However, the iPad Pro is also another great contender, especially since they have recently done a few updates. Now, it has a new compact body, Magic Keyboard case, sturdy processor, and supports the Apple Pencil. With all of these features, you can guarantee that this is an ideal option for those who are working on the go.

Apple even recommends that iPads should be used as computer substitutes. But what if we compare iPad Pro against the MacBook Pro? Which one do you think has the upper hand?


Even if you are not an expert, you can quickly notice the huge difference in designs between the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro. Each of them has its own distinct characteristics.

iPad Pro Design

When it comes to the sizes, you have two options, either the 11-inch version or the larger one which is the 12.9-inch. For the color options, your choices are silver and space gray. In October 2018, Apple redesigned the iPad Pro entirely. It now has a flat-edged chassis and much thinner bezels. Furthermore, the design was refined in March 2020. The new design of iPad Pro now supports a trackpad and includes the Magic Keyboard.

At the back of the device, you can see a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 10-megapixel ultra-wide camera, as well as a LiDAR sensor. The magnetic Smart Connector allows you to connect important accessories such as an external keyboard. You are even allowed to link the Apple Pencil so you can recharge it wirelessly. This is unlike the previous models where the Apple Pencil is placed oddly on the Lightning Port, which made it look odd.

The thickness of iPad Pro is 0.23 inches, which means that this the thinnest iPad from Apple. Depending on its configuration and size, its weight would be between 1.04 lbs. and 1.42 lbs. Since it is very light, then you can simply throw it in your backpack so you can take it wherever you want to go.

MacBook Pro Design

MacBook Pro Design
The MacBook Pro is available in two sizes, the 13.3-inch, and 16-inch. Just like the iPad Pro, the bigger dimension weighs more. For these two sizes, they weigh 3.1 lbs. and 4.3 lbs. respectively. The construction of the MacBook Pro is just the same as the iPad Pro since they are both made of metal. Furthermore, they are extremely well-built and it feels genuinely superior.

Both the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro also have other similarities. Both of these devices use USB-C ports. The iPad Pro has one while the MacBook Pro has either two or more, depending on its configuration and size. Unfortunately, the iPad Pro’s USB-C port can only support speeds of up to 10Gbps. However, the MacBook Pro’s ports have the ability to go extremely fast up to 40Gbps.

The downside to both of these devices is that they do not permit you to change out any components after you have purchased them. Obviously, this is not surprising for a tablet, however, it could be quite unusual for a laptop. Altering any component in a MacBook Pro, whether it’s the SSD or memory, is extremely complicated and requires various tools and lots of patience. When choosing your device, you have to ensure that you are satisfied with its current configuration before making a payment.


Unexpectedly, the key feature of an iPad Pro is its display. Apple makes sure that you are happy while working on the go, so they provided this top-notch tablet with a superb screen. To start with, its True Tone feature will automatically change its white balance based on your surroundings. As a result, viewing is made easier and more natural. Perhaps you might think that this does not sound too much, however, it can truly make a great difference.

The Liquid Retina tech used in the iPad Pro is the same as the one being used in the iPhone XR. In the 11-inch device, the display is 2,388 x 1,668, while the 12.9-inch model has a resolution of 2,732 x 2,048. The iPad Pro also comprises Apple’s ProMotion tech, which constantly alters the refresh rate up to 120Hz. This is much faster compared to MacBook Pro’s 60Hz screen.

If you require hardware repair or any software services for your Apply device, then you can always count on Derek Enterprises, LLC. Just call us at (541) 255-2310 or send your message at machelp@toddderek.com.

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