NOW is the iPad Pro a Computer??

  • Published on Jun 23, 2019
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  • Kristian Nemeth
    Kristian Nemeth Day ago

    can you please ask youtube to add emojis to the like button. please please please 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Kristian Nemeth
    Kristian Nemeth Day ago

    thank you for the laugher 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Kristian Nemeth
    Kristian Nemeth Day ago

    😭😭😭 im sorry but your comments are just to DIE for 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Un_ Man
    Un_ Man 3 days ago

    5:58 I just realized that he wrote "you are alll breathtaking" lol

  • Toopienator
    Toopienator 5 days ago

    Do a review on the Galaxy Tab S6 please.

  • Brendan Mac
    Brendan Mac 6 days ago

    I agree, if you try and “replace” your computer with an iPad it will be an injustice to the iPad and a disappointing experience to you.
    iPad is unique to itself and shouldn’t be compared. It’s like comparing apples and oranges. They’re different. And Apple probably wants you to have both of them. (Considering they make both of them)

  • Twe Foju
    Twe Foju 6 days ago

    i am one that has just joined the "ipad pro as a desktop replacement" race, and i love it so far!
    Now i know different people have different use, but as a father of a 2 and 1 year old son and daughter, gone the days of serious gaming that requires a proper PC, i have been doing just Netflix, RUclip, Browsing and yes, some mobile MMO for the past 3 years or so.. so i figure, my PC is an overkill for that and takes up the space. so i just recently gave my PC away and setup a ipad pro as my desktop with wireless mouse and keyboard from Satechi and the USB C hubs ( super important ) and man, i love it, my table looks so good :D

  • The Gamerz
    The Gamerz 7 days ago


  • Kuddlesom Kraken
    Kuddlesom Kraken 8 days ago

    Linuse's dad-sandals in the background of every shot of him holding the IPAD.

  • notthere83
    notthere83 8 days ago

    Haha "... harder to use" while showing people using laptops on a plane. Where getting a reasonable display angle for a laptop suuuucks (unless you're rich and can afford to fly business class).

  • Nintendo gamer 222
    Nintendo gamer 222 10 days ago

    IMO, an iPad could only be a laptop replacement if you already have a Windows desktop computer. That way, you can still use Windows-only functionalities and have a high performance machine for games, while having a portable device for simpler tasks while going outside or while laying in bed, for example.

  • Enter User Name Here.
    Enter User Name Here. 12 days ago

    Because a fairly GOOD laptop costs the same price!!!!!

  • Technic Machine
    Technic Machine 13 days ago

    Why is the camera not level.

  • Tyrion
    Tyrion 14 days ago

    They should give you an option to map 3d touch to the right button. I mean, that's what it's usually used as, right? Secondary input for a menu. (Or on hold-down left)

  • Wesley Mercer
    Wesley Mercer 15 days ago

    I agree, I don't think that the iPad is bad or that the OS is bad, what I do think is that the iPad is definitely a tablet not a computer. That is my problem with it, it's a tablet, not a computer.

  • Nick
    Nick 17 days ago

    That's an awfully lot of words to say "Apple are a shit company"

  • Jurgis Florijonas Vaiginis

    2:56 windows? I heard that somewhere

  • ian walker
    ian walker 18 days ago

    This is exactly what i have decided to do at the minute, the iPad pro for me can do everything i need on a daily basis. There are times when i miss the Macbook. BUT on the whole i can use the iPad for everything.

  • classicmwk
    classicmwk 19 days ago

    Thumbs up for the sandals on the shelf!!!

  • OmegaDaBoi
    OmegaDaBoi 20 days ago

    The tab s6 and surface go/pro are the best inbetweeners between a laptop and tablet.

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 22 days ago


  • Protocol
    Protocol 24 days ago

    would you recommend Ipad pro for uni students?

  • KK Kapur
    KK Kapur 28 days ago

    if you download windows 10 then yes it is a laptop replacement because it is really powerful, equal to intel 10th gen 10nm, but better than intel 8th gen u processors. ANd for a cheaper price with dci p3 color gamut. WIth windows 10 downloaded it is killer of all windows devices except of rmicrosoft surface pro 7

  • mamamia88
    mamamia88 28 days ago

    I don't get it.I would love to have had this on vacation. This whole "what's a computer and what isn't?" is stupid. It's just a matter of using the form factor that fit's your life the best. Personally on my last vacation I carried a huge thinkpad, fire tablet, and kindle. This is much lighter than the thinkpad, would do 99% of what I want on vacation, and not break my back doing so. That being said the regular ipad is $300 and everything has bluetooth so why not just buy a cheap bluetooth keyboard/mouse on amazon and use that? Or do they nerf it? I know you can do that on any android tablet.

  • mamamia88
    mamamia88 28 days ago

    I want one. Can it run powershell?

  • Venkatã Chiluvuri
    Venkatã Chiluvuri 29 days ago

    Who the hell keep sandals on a rack.

  • DarkKnight731
    DarkKnight731 29 days ago

    I don't even like apple or their iPhones and always thought of the iPad as a iPhone with a bigger screen, but I'll admit that with ipados they've done a lot and really stepped up the game and now I actually want an iPad lol

  • Generalsharkk
    Generalsharkk 29 days ago

    epa ya susti

  • Em Fernandez
    Em Fernandez 29 days ago

    Soooo ironic...that Macintosh led the way with having the first mouse available for public use on their first we can't even use a mouse on theirs. LoLz

  • Rhambi The Creator
    Rhambi The Creator 29 days ago +1

    I almost feel like the iPad is more for younger generations + people who are growing up on iPhones. I think its opening the door to future uses of what a computer-thing could be.

  • Jonathan Hooper
    Jonathan Hooper 29 days ago

    It was a little unnecessary to act like touch accessibility is odd. The vibe didn’t make me feel good feelings, as a special education teacher. You could’ve done that section of this video more tastefully.

  • The Strategy Wargamer

    Wish you guys dived into how and why Apple integrated external storage, it’s done in a unique way that prohibits root access to external devices

  • Howard Skeivys
    Howard Skeivys Month ago

    Why are so many people trying to compare the iPad Pro to a laptop? There are dozens of computing devices out there. All have their pro’s and con’s. smart phones, chrome books, tablets, laptops, notebooks, skates, smart watches and desktops are all examples of computing devices. Which you choose is down to your budget and personal needs.
    My every day carry is an iPhone. My home device and sometimes carry around is an iPad Pro. At work I use a windows desktop! That doesn’t make my choice better or worse than yours, it makes it right for me.
    By definition, a laptop is a computing device designed for ease of use on your lap. I frequently use my iPad Pro on my lap as well as my desk. In my opinion that makes it a very versatile computing device.
    Stop trying to catigorise devices and just appreciate them for their virtues or, if your that way inclined, criticise them for any short comings.

  • Berkant Ari
    Berkant Ari Month ago

    I don't like IPhones that much but IPads are soo cool in my opinion.

  • Niclas Thernsjö
    Niclas Thernsjö Month ago

    Know I'm a bit late to the party, but I haven't seen any videos about samsung dex?

  • Donald Trumps signature Is my profile pic

    11:48 if I saw someone do that to my iPad Pro I’d die because that’s apart of that he’s spinning

  • V9UCQ809 2VGQOP2G
    V9UCQ809 2VGQOP2G Month ago

    So nobody’s gonna talk about ‘comparing apples and oranges’? get it? O-orange? _*_Apple?_*

  • Larry Hernandez
    Larry Hernandez Month ago +1

    As if he can run a company👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻

  • KGS_ 101
    KGS_ 101 Month ago

    Didn't sandisk already have external storage for apple products you just had to download their app?

  • Vektra Casler
    Vektra Casler Month ago

    Dat sponser transition doh... hawt. ;)

  • 5lav
    5lav Month ago

    No one will use a PC in 2020, well no one who wants to work

    GINK0SAN Month ago

    If just the surface pro could have this pencil tecnology.. who cares about ipad pro

  • Ray
    Ray Month ago

    OMG, just give us multitasking on iPhone already, come on Apple.. why you do this..

  • StorieAnimeManga
    StorieAnimeManga Month ago

    9:47 😂😂😃😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😅😅😅😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😄😄😄😄😬😬😬😁😁😊😁😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆😆❤️

  • iiElysium x
    iiElysium x Month ago

    I think something that some people need to remember about the iPad is that it isn't aimed at hardcore power users, its aimed at people who need a device for watching Netflix, typing up word documents and doing some basic file managment, and the ipad does all those things perfectly well after the release of ipad OS and can even be used to do some real work now. but i think everyone knows that if you have a high budget and want something thin, light and portable, those people buy a mac, a razer blade pro, or an LG gram

  • rae
    rae Month ago +2

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  • GamerZoneArmy
    GamerZoneArmy Month ago

    Well... So is Apple ever going to make a more PC like OS for the iPad or will they ever make an iPad with Mac OS under the Mac name? Or will they not do anything

  • Mike Ostrovljanovic

    what case/keyboard was that for the ipad pro? the logitech one?

  • Nice Doctor
    Nice Doctor Month ago

    what iPad size is this ?

  • SoofKiwi
    SoofKiwi Month ago

    buy a fricking macbook you stup

  • Agustin Gonzalez Bisso

    Really good video i loved the final part a very real conclusion

  • Personal
    Personal Month ago

    New form factor for a computer, not a laptop. It’s still a computer and variety is best

  • Chathumina Muthumala

    Apple is trying to reinvent the computer. They want the change the definition of the word "computer". "A new way to use a computer".

  • boomish69
    boomish69 Month ago

    lol someone show Linus Mac "Spaces" multiple virtual desktops, they have been around for years on the Mac, it's a game changer for workflow..

  • Steve V
    Steve V Month ago

    The mouse has been on computers since 1968. Nothing new here. The MacBook will be obsolete one day. Computing is all about getting things done. If the iPad can do it efficiently then it’s a feasible replacement for a pc or Mac. The iPad Pro is a game changer because of usb-c which combined with a hub allows it to be a desktop machine when connected to a monitor and peripherals.

  • 1000 subs with no vids so I can get a SAC code

    I think mouse support is just being teased and tested. In iPadOS 14 it may just be like the mouse on a macbook

  • cbasgsm
    cbasgsm Month ago


  • Kago Mogopa
    Kago Mogopa Month ago

    Just buy a laptop if you want one im tired of all these complaints smh this is a tablet

  • Daniel Pierce
    Daniel Pierce Month ago

    All you have to do is touch and hold on an icon on the homepage to bring up a menu then click “show all windows”, to all open windows for that app!

  • ScrotNimation
    ScrotNimation Month ago

    Finally mouse support
    Now I can kill every players in Minecraft easily