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

Apple has recently launched the iPad ProTogether with the new mechanical keyboard Magic Keyboard, which allows you to quickly turn the 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 thatthe new 12.9-inch iPad Pro (710 grams) with 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 The new tablet is a quarter heavier than the iPad Pro kit with the outdated Smart Keyboard, surpassed the mass of the 13-inch MacBook Air (1290 grams) and is equal in weight to the MacBook Pro.

Sufficiently large mass of Magic Keyboard,the component of 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.

Mass Magic Keyboard also received an increasethanks 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.

IPad Screen Roll FeaturesBefore use, using the mechanism built into Magic Keyboard, the developers demonstrated the Pro in an advertising video, comparing the tablet with a bird hovering above the table.

The price of Magic Keyboard is 299dollars for the 11-inch iPad Pro and 349 dollars 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 moneyon the 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.

Source: TheVerge