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

M1 iPad Pro vs M1 MacBook Pro
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It's only recently that people have started to ponder - M1 iPad Pro vs M1 MacBook Pro? In the last couple of years, the lines between the iPad Pro and MacBook Pro have become blurrier than ever. The same processor now powers both machines, and both can be used with a mouse and keyboard setup, for example.

In this iPad Pro vs MacBook Pro guide, we’ll help to make sure the distinctions stay clear, and that you buy the option that suits your work best. Because there are still major differences, from the obvious to the subtle, and from those that affect most people to more niche concerns.

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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.