The iPad Pro is perfect for the International Traveler
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Oh, the holiday season – what fun, but what stress! It’s not easy to pick the perfect gift for that special someone, but if that someone is a serious traveler who loves an all-in-one device, the iPad Pro is the ideal gift.
With impressive computing power and an upgrade in features, the iPad Pro can replace a laptop for most work-related tasks, and will still keep your friend traveling light – especially the newer 9.7″ model. Here’s a look at why the iPad Pro makes a fantastic gift for the most savvy of travelers, who want to combine business and leisure, or “bleisure travel”, as it’s now called.
Serious Computing Power
The iPad Pro – whether the 9.7-inch or the larger 12.9-inch – comes equipped with the A9X chip and Apple MP motion co-processor. If you need to get up and running fast, and can’t be bothered with lag time – you’ll want this thing, as it’s the most powerful tablet on the market right now. It holds a 10-hour charge, so you won’t have to constantly plug in – a very handy feature if you’re often in transit. If can also be charged for a quick 30 seconds if you urgently need 1 hour of battery life.
Noteworthy Audio Quality
Apple stepped it up on this device with an impressive built in four-speaker system. This feature alone makes the iPad Pro a phenomenal travel companion, given you won’t have to lug around a separate Bluetooth speaker for high quality acoustics. Watching movies and listening to music in your hotel room is fun and easy, and only requires a single iPad charger and an internet connection.
Super Convenient Connectivity Options
The iPad Pro comes with an Apple SIM pre-installed, giving users the option to switch between multiple carriers. This is perfect for those who travel, and would rather opt for a data service designed for travelers, like prepaid, on-demand GigSky data plans. Instead of dealing with outrageous roaming charges from your carrier back home, you can pick and choose when you want your data, for just the amount of time you need it.
Replaces Your Laptop
The iPad Pro may look a little oversized if you’re used to the smaller iPads, but it’s incredibly lightweight, and perfect for heading over to that quaint coffee shop you found tucked away on a side street. It’s also ideal for airplane use, especially if you’re stuck in economy and don’t have room for a laptop. What truly makes the iPad Pro a powerful and efficient tool however, is the “iPad Multitasking” feature. This feature actually refers to a couple of different things – the first being multi-touch navigation (using 4 fingers for quick app switching), and the second being multi-window multitasking, (using several apps within one screen.) So there you have it – the traditional mouse and desktop are no longer required! Do you think your savvy friend can make it around the world without a cumbersome laptop yet still stay productive? If the answer’s yes, be sure to pick up an iPad Pro this holiday season.
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