M1 iPad Pro vs M1 MacBook Air: which one should you buy

iPad Pro vs MacBook Air
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If you want a thin and light Apple computer, one big question might be M1 iPad Pro vs M1 MacBook Pro – with the same processor powering both, and the option of using a keyboard and trackpad to control the iPad, they seem to be more alike than ever before.

In this iPad Pro vs MacBook Pro guide, we'll take a look at all the ways they still diverge, from the hardware features to the software support. There's a huge amount of crossover in their Venn diagrams, but where they're separate, they're really separate.

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Matt Bolton

Matt is Managing Editor at TechRadar.com, and previously worked on T3, MacLife and MacFormat. He's been testing technology for over a decade, working in specialist Apple publications as well general technology and creative journalism, and has charted Apple’s ups and downs since his student days (but still hopes to hear “one more thing”). By day, you can find him covering TV, audio, smart home gear and more at T3.com, as Home Tech Editor. By night, he's probably updating or pairing or installing some new piece of technology in the quest for the perfect setup.