Launched as a tablet with better specs than iPad Air 2, the new iPad Pro 9.7 screen “is praised by the DisplayMate experts as having the best LCD screen in the industry, surpassing even the 8-inch screen of the more expensive version, iPad Pro.
Even though the iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro share the same resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, the latter is notable through True Tone technology, absent on the bigger screen model. Moreover, iPad Pro’s screen of 9.7-inches is certified for two colour ranges, the standard sRGB/rec. 709 used with almost all forms of content distributed online and DCI-P3, an extensive colour palette for Digital Cinema systems and UHD 4k TVs.
The brightness is another strong point of the new iPad Pro 9.7, the value of 511 units measured by the DisplayMate experts is 20% greater than the one from iPad Air 2 tablets (411 nits). In addition, the anti-reflective layer used by the Apple screen offers the lowest light-reflectance index measured so far.
The only aspect where iPad Pro failed to impress is the contrast ratio, measured at 1022:1, inferior to the 1631-1 ratio measured on the 8-inch iPad Pro model. But in the end, the 9.7-inches iPad Pro remains the best tablet for video/photo editing available on the market at the moment.