New iPad Pro vs Android and Windows tablets – South African pricing

Apple recently launched its new iPad Pro, which is available in 11-inch and 12.9-inch models.

The new devices boast improved hardware and several enhanced features, such as their 120Hz displays, Wi-Fi and cellular capabilities, and the Apple A12X Bionic chip which power the systems.

The 12.9-inch offers the most impressive hardware configurations, including up to 1TB of solid state storage and a higher-resolution display.

Apple’s new iPad Pro is expensive however, and it competes with Android and Windows devices which offer many equivalent specifications for a better price.

The specifications for the new Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch are below.

Apple iPad Pro 2

iPad Pro 12.9-inch
Dimensions 280.6 x 214.9 x 5.9 mm (631g)
Chipset A12X Bionic
Display 12.9-inch 2,732 x 2,048 IPS LCD
RAM N/A
Storage 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
Ports USB Type-C
Primary Camera 12MP f/1.8
Front Camera 7MP f/2.2
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE
Battery 36.71Wh

iStore South Africa recently revealed the local pricing for the new devices, with the 12.9-inch model starting at R17,899.

This is a big price tag for a tablet, more so when the top-of-the-range model is priced at R33,999.

Below is the price for each iPad Pro 12.9-inch configuration available in South Africa.

Model Price
12.9-inch Wi-Fi
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 64GB R17,899
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 256GB R20,599
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 512GB R24,199
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1TB R31,299
12.9-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 64GB R20,599
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 256GB R23,299
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 512GB R26,899
iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1TB R33,999

To provide some perspective on the price and specifications of the new iPad Pro, we have listed prominent Android and Windows tablets available in South Africa below.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 – R14,999

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4 is one of the main Android competitors to the iPad, offering expandable storage, LTE capabilities, and a high-resolution AMOLED display.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Operating System Android 8.1
Dimensions 249.3 × 164.3 × 7.1 mm (483g)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Display 10.5-inch 2,560 x 1,600 AMOLED
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB, microSD up to 400GB
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C, 3.5mm audio
Primary Camera 13MP
Front Camera 8MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE
Battery 7,300mAh

Huawei MediaPad T310 – R3,399

Huawei’s MediaPad T310 is a budget Android tablet which provides a lot of features for its price, including LTE support.

Huawei MediaPad T310

Huawei MediaPad T310
Operating System Android 7.0
Dimensions 229.8 x 159.8 x 8 mm (460g)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
Display 9.6-inch 1,280 x 800 IPS LCD
RAM 2GB
Storage 16GB
Ports microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Primary Camera 5MP
Front Camera 2MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE
Battery 4,800mAh

Lenovo Miix 510 – R18,049

Windows tablets compete squarely with iPads in terms of specifications in South Africa, and the Lenovo Miix 510 is a prime example of this hardware.

With an Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD, and improved I/O, the Miix 510 is a competitor to the iPad Pro in terms of both price and performance.

Lenovo Miix 510

Lenovo Miix 510
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions 300 x 205 x 9.9 mm (880g)
Chipset Intel Core i7 6th-Gen
Display 12.2-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IPS LCD
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB SSD
Ports 1x USB 3.0 Type-C, 1x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio jack
Primary Camera 5MP
Front Camera 2MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 39Wh

Samsung Galaxy Windows Tab Pro S – R14,095

Samsung’s Galaxy Windows Tab Pro S boasts a Windows 10 Pro installation along with an Intel Core M processor.

The device also includes the impressive AMOLED display technology featured on the Galaxy Tab S4.

Samsung Galaxy Windows Tab Pro S

Samsung Galaxy Windows Tab Pro S
Operating System Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions 290.3 x 198.8 x 6.3 mm (693g)
Chipset Intel Core M
Display 12.0-inch 2,160 x 1,440 AMOLED
RAM 4GB
Storage 128GB SSD
Ports USB 3.1 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack
Primary Camera 5MP
Front Camera 5MP
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE
Battery 5,200mAh

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