Apple iPad Pro 12.9 512GB 5G (2021) Test



So testet CHIP Tablets

In the CHIP test laboratory, we test the latest models from all relevant manufacturers on the German market. We use a procedure that has been defined down to the last detail, in which all candidates are subjected to identical procedures. All results within a rating category can be compared with one another. The overall rating is made up of four components that cover all relevant everyday aspects of tablet use: display quality, performance, equipment, battery power.

Displayqualität (35 %): The display is the most important individual component of a tablet. Here we invest a lot of testing effort and measure brightness, contrast, viewing angles and reflections. This allows statements to be made about how easy it is to read the content on the tablet itself and under difficult lighting conditions. We measure the size of the color space and the neutrality of the white point. In addition, purely technical features such as pixel density are included in the evaluation. Together, these aspects make up 35 percent of the final grade.

Power / performance (25%): A tablet must be powerful enough to manage program calls, system starts and closings as quickly as possible. Smooth scrolling through extensive documents or sophisticated websites is also part of the practical requirement profile. In addition to the visual inspection, benchmark programs are used in the test laboratory. This requires tests that deliver results that are comparable to both Android and iOS, such as 3DMark, GFXBench and APPMark.

Battery (20%): The battery measurements in the test process represent a practical continuous load scenario: We measure the runtime of the tablet several times in different application scenarios: For example, during an Internet session or while watching a video, which is largely automated. We set the display to an average brightness of 200 cd / m². In addition, we test how long it takes for a completely discharged battery to reach 100 percent capacity again, and how far it can be charged in just half an hour.

Equipment (15%): Our equipment rating is based on a simple checklist. How much memory does the candidate have? How many and which communication channels (sockets and mobile radio standards) are available? What extras beyond the basic functions can the user use, what is the camera like, are there input pens or additional sensors? The points that a candidate collects make up 20 percent of the overall ranking.

Appstore (5 %): Android tablet users with Google’s Play Store connection and iPad users have no fundamental restrictions. That is why both app stores receive a rating of 1.0 here. The situation is different with tablets, which are based on Android, but which are not allowed to use the official Google app store. In order to be able to give these devices a fair and objective overall rating, we checked how good their app support is.

We differentiate here in three ways: If the programs you are looking for are available in the preinstalled app store of the cell phone (e.g. Huawei AppGallery), full points are awarded. We rate installation options via connected external sources and alternative app stores with half of the points. The reason: Users are not quite as safe on the move here as in the large, tested stores, and the update cycle is a bit more cumbersome. There are no points for non-installable tools that are essential for certain purposes.


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