FINE. The iPad Pro is a laptop. - Magic Keyboard Review

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The new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard case makes the iPad into a laptop. And it's NOT the apocalypse... very confusing. But does a keyboard + trackpad mean you should get this instead of a "real" laptop?
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  • sherlock holmes

    sherlock holmes

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    These all are interesting things until the macbook comes with a touch screen...

  • Noel Jacobson

    Noel Jacobson

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    In the intro I was sure you were going to say “Can it run Crysis?”

  • Mario Gutierrez

    Mario Gutierrez

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    No it’s not. IPadOS is not a proper OS for desktop work

  • Joachim Laurent

    Joachim Laurent

    5 օր առաջ

    Im an everyday ipad pro driver and recently I had a webmeeting, the fact that the camera is always on the left is weird and not adding to comfort

  • Silver Shine

    Silver Shine

    7 օր առաջ

    can I flly run Toon Boom or the Adobe Sweet?.....No so its not a "computer"

  • Lo Jeff

    Lo Jeff

    7 օր առաջ

    Where can you buy the skin with cool pic for iPad?

  • John Shanks

    John Shanks

    8 օր առաջ

    iPad the laptop user with ADHD .

  • compactc9


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    In my eyes, as long as it runs a tablet OS, it's still a tablet. Definitely a computer, I just don't put it in the same category as my new MacBook Air, despite having about the same hardware inside...

  • Carl Donath

    Carl Donath

    12 օր առաջ

    The only thing stopping it from being a “computer” is lack of Xcode for iPad. WWDC, please rectify this.

  • Nathan Greene

    Nathan Greene

    12 օր առաջ

    Where can I buy the classic yellow pencil skin?

  • Duane Locsin

    Duane Locsin

    12 օր առաջ

    The iPad is NOT a laptop. - iPadOS is GARBAGE compared to a real desktop MacOS. (This coming from an iPad fan - I don't gloss over the iPads shortcomings)

    There is no getting around this, it is the recurring major gripe when it comes to the iPad for power users in some time and the more powerful the iPad becomes the more iPadOS's limitations and restrictions are pronounced.. IF Apple is serious about positioning the iPad Pro as a computer replacement then substantial systemic upgrades for iPadOS are needed.

    It's more than just wanting specific MacOS applications and features - its about the way you use MacOS, the openness, flexibility, control, multi-tasking, utilities, flow, installing what ever you want etc compared to iPadOS's very single focused app specific use cases and wall gardened evironment.

    How many tech youtubers have actually shown people using JUST the iPad alone for a long period of time?
    I'm not talking about one day or 30 days, but the long haul of several months and all the while not needing to go use a Mac/Windows computer?
    Not many I suspect.

    A real computer/laptop doesn't need to try and convince people that it is computer, also why have a computer replacement when you have actual computers that does a better job at well...being a computer.

    Apple may have a vision on HOW people will use computers in a post desktop n the future, but if theirs is about optimization and restrictions at the expense of openness and freedom then it is tunnel

  • Xavier


    15 օր առաջ

    iPad has evolved into laptop and learned the move mouse and keyboard what move do want iPad to forget :
    1 people who actually use the touchscreen 2 cringe mobile gamers
    3 wannabe rich bois 4 that one dude in the group that flexes his iPad but realizes that everyone has the better version

  • 3rdman


    16 օր առաջ

    When you can only run zoomed version of iPhone apps, it doesn't matter how much it may "look" like a laptop. It ain't a laptop.

  • jw.indoraptor18


    16 օր առաջ

    The iPad Pro is great!

  • A.N Brickers

    A.N Brickers

    19 օր առաջ

    my friend has this and I thought it was a laptop lol then I realised it was a tablet

  • DaddyBone


    19 օր առաջ

    Why The Channel Is Stuck At 13.3 M. Must Be A Youtube MessUp

  • Sylvester Outze

    Sylvester Outze

    19 օր առաջ

    So apple made a Microsoft surface?... but apple i just love how innovative and in front of everyone else apple are

  • Roshan M R

    Roshan M R

    21 օր առաջ

    Apple did a pro gamer move by adding an m1 soc in an ipad

  • Richard Servello

    Richard Servello

    22 օր առաջ

    If iPadOS 15 (for M1 iPad Pro) brings Mac will you feel then?

  • rabote007


    22 օր առաջ

    They are confused at the ipad..
    the best selling tablet , year after year, 10 years later

  • Ram Mani

    Ram Mani

    22 օր առաջ

    Now why would any sane human being want to flip the iPad with the case attached? Is it me or does someone really do that?

  • deepestfried


    22 օր առաջ

    the real iPad was the friends we met along the way

  • ShaneX


    23 օր առաջ

    It is not a laptop, it is a tablet.

  • Riley Hance

    Riley Hance

    24 օր առաջ

    The new one with the m1 chip has me seriously considering replacing my laptopfor school with one

  • ThedjAwesome


    24 օր առաջ

    Was that a 3rd party pencil or just a fat novelty pencil?

  • rebecca wolf

    rebecca wolf

    24 օր առաջ

    Should I get the 11 inch or the 12.9 I have a laptop though, so is it worth it to get the keyboard?

  • Gabriel Hernandez

    Gabriel Hernandez

    26 օր առաջ

    Searched in YouTube for this "iPad vs laptop which is better" and this great video from Linus came in the results

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    26 օր առաջ

    Question: are u gay?

  • Donavan Freberg

    Donavan Freberg

    26 օր առաջ

    I am thinking about replacing my 2020 i3 MacBook Air with this setup. The iPad, Apple Pencil and magic keyboard. I’m a writer and a photographer and work mostly from home, and most of what I do is type and edit photos. I am also a part time student. I also consume a lot of content for research, and fun. I need something light and portable that I can take from my bed to my couch, occasionally sit on my desk, and to study and read on. Could this actually replace my MacBook Air?

  • UnderTheSun


    26 օր առաջ

    The solution to your problem is an Ipad Pro with MacOS

  • Donald Aurigue

    Donald Aurigue

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  • K4ixx


    28 օր առաջ

    *It evolved*

  • Candy Cane

    Candy Cane

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    iPad Pro? More like l a p t o p

  • The Amazing Aidan

    The Amazing Aidan

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    I feel like you know that iPad is great, but sort of hiding it. Personally, I love iPad, and I just bought an iPad Air.

  • DaNNi


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    They just butchered iPad Pro into Frankenstein

  • Minecraft player 2010

    Minecraft player 2010

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    Just put Mac OS on the iPad

  • Ana Maria

    Ana Maria

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  • J33vs


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    Linus explaining the gestures was pointless, iPadOS got those gestures from macosx

  • J33vs


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    I am neither a pc master race dude nor a part of the Sheeple but i never wouldve thought linus would call an iPad a laptop.

  • You can't spell American Dream without Eric Andre

    You can't spell American Dream without Eric Andre

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    It’s still a great device, I use it all the time in Uni for my notes and for a physicist who used to throw away like 30 pages of paper a day it’s a great thing.
    Still really expensive tho, but the Air 4 is great

  • Serg 27

    Serg 27

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    Why all tubers making silly stupid face really.?

  • Rick Deckard

    Rick Deckard

    Ամիս առաջ

    Or just buy a 2 in 1 envy/spectre x360, it is a computer, and it is tablet.

  • Nathan Sandy

    Nathan Sandy

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  • Konrad Maniciak

    Konrad Maniciak

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    I'm following the device's like iPad, MS surfaces, tablets from Lenovo and Samsung, and even after (I don't remember how long exactly) 10y(?) It needs to be told loud. FUTURE ISN'T READY FOR US

  • Offensive Person

    Offensive Person

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    I’m simply just built different

    • Aditya Bhattacharya

      Aditya Bhattacharya

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      @Offensive Person what did i do?

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    • Aditya Bhattacharya

      Aditya Bhattacharya

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      @Offensive Person wut

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      @Aditya Bhattacharya says the one who liked his own comment

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  • Rosalyn Kastner

    Rosalyn Kastner

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    Just turned my iPad into a laptop... it’s awesome.

  • desdemona l

    desdemona l

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    omg hes so handsome im def sunbscribing

  • Sarah Caito

    Sarah Caito

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    Always using all three inputs (touch, type and trackpad, pen), disconnecting to take pictures, write notes, then go to a Zen3 desktop for games.

  • Skipti


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    4:48 Doesn't this kinda prove Steve Job's point about ignoring touchscreens on Mac because it's fatiguing to raise your arm for navigation?

  • Teckness


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    It's a better alternative to me because I'll mostly use it for entertainment but those few tasks like using the desktop version of a webpage or maybe typing a story is better on a tablet because I don't have to have my heavy gaming laptop on me. It's just easier to plop a tablet on my lap after an exhausting day at work. While you can get a light laptop the iPad works best because I can do so many things on it like draw take notes or watch a show. Also, I already have an iPhone so it just makes sense to have an iPad so I can use air drop and handoff as opposed to getting a microsoft surface.

  • trr


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    but will it run crysis?!



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  • Aryel Chapman

    Aryel Chapman

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    Hands down...the only reason I bought my old iPad Pro and will buy the newest one is for the art capabilities. I’ve drawn on EVERYTHING you can imagine and by far iPad for me is the best for my art. I know it’s a downgrade in the tech department if we’re looking at it like a 1000$+ laptop but as the greatest digital drawing pad with the option to now add a keyboard and mouse pad? Holy shit am I sold

  • puertoricanboy100


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    I just saw Drake and Paul Rudd on a State Farm ad, did not skip it butalso didn't want to click on it. Forgot it was a Linus video where I'm commenting on.. oh well

  • Milo


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    the ipad can be used as a screen for a raspberry pi, consider this as my next setup for Logic pro if it gets ported, tho exports say we most likely will



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    the first gentleman with ginger hair that I think is attractive I don't even think Prince Harry is attractive I go for a man with jet black hair blue eyes and fair complexion athletic like my husband Michael ; and I've never had an iPad before so I think I might buy this when it comes out in March and get the Apple cancel number generation 3 or whatever it isn't

  • Martin Spedding

    Martin Spedding

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Adding a dreadful keyboard like the "magic" keyboard does not change the iPad pro from being solution looking for a problem. There is still no reason to buy an iPad pro.

  • Lukas Lundkvist

    Lukas Lundkvist

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    As a designer the iPad Pro is a great addition to my workflow, but not a replacement for a laptop. I see it more as a great way to optimize the early stages of the process, i.e research, sketching, color combinations etc. its also a great device to do smaller presentation for one on one meetings with clients. The screen looks great and I find it easier for clients to touch the screen to scroll around on a website, or a PDF then using a trackpad. With the Apple Pencil, I've been able to make final designs that goes for a "hand-drawn" look, skipping the tedious work of vectorizing things drawn of paper.

  • Rohan Bhangui

    Rohan Bhangui

    2 ամիս առաջ

    how did they achieve the smoothing on this video? Looks like 60fps

  • Matthew Sisson

    Matthew Sisson

    2 ամիս առաջ

    My iPad Air 2 has been my laptop replacement for a while now. Now that iPadOS is good enough and apps are good enough. I recently replaced my 7 year old iPad Air 2 for an iPad Air 4 only because the keyboard cases for the iPad Air 2 were not as good. I look forward to 7+ years with simplified mobile computing. Mobile apps and ARM are the future.

  • Lasky Labs

    Lasky Labs

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Watching Taran faff around with the iPad is just so bloody funny.

  • JPS13Laptop


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    I’d still argue that it isn’t a laptop because it still runs a mobile operating system.

  • xStellar ඞ

    xStellar ඞ

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    When your too broke you have to use a pencil to pretend your using a stylus: 2:30

  • Prithu


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    Apple has made genuine improvements to their products and their value for money. The one thing that may still convince you not to buy them - the behavior of the apple fanboys.

  • Elon Crust

    Elon Crust

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    This video would be better with Anthony. He is great

  • Robo Rat

    Robo Rat

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    Gonna have to agree with Ipad users defending this product, there’s something soothing about booting up Affinity Photo or Minecraft without having to deal to obnoxious fan sounds, an overheating laptop surface and a spaghetti of cables. My work environment is 8 hours of having to hear the powerful desktop pc’s of people working in Premiere Pro pushing whatever overpriced Nvidea card to the limit (nope no mac’s here, our engineers won’t have it, lol ) I used to not mind the desktop fans, but it’s really getting to me to the point where I’m seeking refuge into my Ipad for creativity and gaming after work.

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  • Jj K

    Jj K

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    Hi, there are ipad case for review, are you interested?

  • Gina Grey

    Gina Grey

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Yeah, I’m another one that wants more the more you complain. I’m on my 3rd iPad Pro 12.9 LOL. It’s a whole movement! And those of us who do it all day, every day,, wouldn’t babe it any other way! Thank you for such great content. I’m a long time viewer!

  • Alpha plus

    Alpha plus

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Apple users never care. It works pretty well for them.

  • Vlad F

    Vlad F

    2 ամիս առաջ

    My dauther (6 yr) looking at the video with me. All she wanted to know was when you were going to show that doll house to the left lol

  • CosmusX _

    CosmusX _

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    Gotta admit that dark theme intro is pretty cool.

  • Robert Mosley

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  • RiceFlavoredGum


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    Laptops and SFF PCs still haven't replaced towers, where performance and expandability are essential, yet the concept of a "desktop replacement laptop" has been around for almost 20 years.
    Tablets have been trying to replace laptops since the iPad came out ten years ago. My school issues iPads to all students for remote learning, and those who cannot afford a real PC are stuck with the iPad. Statistics show that iPad only students often fail to turn in assignments.

    • RiceFlavoredGum


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      @MP Public high school

    • MP


      2 ամիս առաջ

      What type of school do you go to ?

  • Phillip d'Amérique

    Phillip d'Amérique

    2 ամիս առաջ

    Where can I find that pencil style Apple Pencil in the beginning of the video?

  • Lu1


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    Man what surface is it seems like a surface rt

  • Maciej Wiśniewski

    Maciej Wiśniewski

    2 ամիս առաջ

    You can have the function keys with Logitech keyboard folio thing, that even supports the base iPad

    • Maciej Wiśniewski

      Maciej Wiśniewski

      2 ամիս առաջ

      @Trevor Andrew Oh, mine felt good

    • Trevor Andrew

      Trevor Andrew

      2 ամիս առաջ

      Yeah but I have one and it’s just trash by comparison. The Logitech folio has shoddy key feel and it’s wobbly af unless it’s on a table that’s also sturdy

  • Luke Zhang

    Luke Zhang

    2 ամիս առաջ

    That’s a nice Barbie house. :/

  • Benton Melvin

    Benton Melvin

    2 ամիս առաջ

    With apple silicon, what if they replaced ios on the ipad with mac os...

    • ST ID

      ST ID

      2 ամիս առաջ

      For some user, it's maybe good. But I think, for Apple, it's the worst move. Because Mac OS on the iPad will destroy macbook line-up.

  • Denver Morgan

    Denver Morgan

    2 ամիս առաջ

    I turned trackpad inertia off on the 12,9 it’s irritating but it didn’t bother me on the 11 inch model.

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  • James Games

    James Games

    2 ամիս առաջ

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  • John Meek

    John Meek

    2 ամիս առաջ

    no Apple, no way

  • Summer Crow

    Summer Crow

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Loved watching this on my iPad Pro 12.9 4th gen
    M1 baby

  • Cyda


    3 ամիս առաջ

    The next iPad will be called the "Magic iPad."

  • joel larsen

    joel larsen

    3 ամիս առաջ

    So it’s a more expensive switch?

  • ItzAahanHere


    3 ամիս առաջ

    The iPad doesn’t need to become a laptop!
    MacBook is the laptop. Ofc it’s 2 in 1 but I would never buy a 150 dollar KEYBOARD!

    • Luke Zhang

      Luke Zhang

      2 ամիս առաջ

      Do you mean 300 dollars?

  • Hunter Parsons

    Hunter Parsons

    3 ամիս առաջ

    Its not a laptop until it can run Davinci Resolve

    At least for me

  • ElectroBrocoli


    3 ամիս առաջ

    surface is still better

  • Gandalfwiz2007


    3 ամիս առաջ

    Wanna hear a joke?
    iPad has laptop functionality...

  • Doom Slayer

    Doom Slayer

    3 ամիս առաջ

    I like using the usbc to HDMI on my air and play games on the bigger screen.
    iPads are great investments.

  • Patricio Sanchez Alvial

    Patricio Sanchez Alvial

    3 ամիս առաջ

    XCode for iPad please!

  • sirot655


    3 ամիս առաջ

    It's not

  • Sherbet42


    3 ամիս առաջ

    I gotta admit; I was looking at your pencil pencil the whole time. That’s actually adorable.

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      random person

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      I found it on Etsy.

    • Ouilie


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      @lina shawi I think it's a skin from Dbrand

    • lina shawi

      lina shawi

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      sameee but he didn't say from where he bought it

  • Leppits


    3 ամիս առաջ

    So basically: If you are a person who mainly works with a single programm that requires you to click stuff, drag sliders or draw, this is actually not bad.

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  • Abdullah Tahmid Muhammed

    Abdullah Tahmid Muhammed

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    I want a microsoft surface pro x but i want to use it like an ipad not like a laptop so is it possible to get a Microsoft surface pro x just like how i want? I hope you can answer my question. I have a question. Can we use this gadget like an i pad and then my second question can we play games like in tabs or can we play games like Pc games and then is it compulsory to have a keyboard and a pen or we can just use it like a tab? I hope you answer my questions thank you and farewell.i hope you answer my questions.

  • syalala putri

    syalala putri

    3 ամիս առաջ

    I buy it i thought it will much lighter to carry around and my 12" macbook is lighther than them 😭