“The time has finally come. After months of waiting, Apple’s iPad Pro, which was announced at a special press event in September, is now available,” Don Reisinger writes for Fortune. “In tandem with that launch, reviews are piling in. And while the vast majority of people who have tested Apple’s big-screen tablet agree that it delivers an appealing mobile experience, Apple’s seeming hopes of turning it into an eventual notebook killer may not be realized.”

Here’s a rundown of what the early reviewers have to say:

• The iPad Pro is the best tablet, and the best case for tablets, anyone’s ever made. — Wired

The iPad Pro is a dream machine for graphic designers and media mavens, but this elegant tablet needs more optimized apps and accessories before it can fully achieve laptop-killer status. — CNET

Given a couple of iOS updates the iPad Pro has room to grow into a more versatile laptop replacement without necessarily giving up the things that people like about iOS. For the rest of us, there’s still the Mac. — ArsTechnica

More review snippets in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: iPad Pro is the King of all Tablets.

Now, when iPad debuted five and a half years ago, we hoped that by 2015 (at the latest) the hardware and the software would have progressed to the point where we could use the iPad as our main mobile computing device. The hardware has, and now the software – which has been lagging until now – has finally begun to fulfill the iPad’s promise.

That it’s taken this long for Apple to get here is not a small contributor to the “iPad pause.”

Hopefully, with a bit more software refinements and some updated third-party apps, the general public will begin to see iPad — Airs, too, not just the iPad Pro — as a serious alternative to the obvious overkill that a laptop is for them.

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