iPad Pro M4 11-inch review: The ultimate portable tablet – for a price

Apple's best-ever iPad design comes with a huge amount of power – whether you need it or not.

iPad Pro M4
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Our Verdict

The 11-inch iPad Pro M4 features Apple's best ever iPad design and screen. In order to enjoy the portability, you're also paying for best-in-class power and performance – which you may or may not fully require.

For

  • Stunningly slim and light design
  • Beautiful OLED display
  • Much improved Magic Keyboard

Against

  • Expensive
  • Overpowered
  • iPadOS still limited

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We’ve already reviewed the 13-inch version of Apple’s brand new M4 iPad Pro, exploring its powerful potential for digital artists and creatives. But there’s also, of course, a more diminutive 11-inch version, which trades pixels for portability.

With the release of the M4 iPad Pro, if you want the best chip Apple has to offer, then for the first time ever you'll have to buy a tablet. That’s because the iPad Pro has leapfrogged the Mac to become the first Apple product featuring the M4 chip. But while the 13-inch model offers a huge digital canvas for artists, the 11-inch version leverages Apple’s thinnest design ever to become the ultimate portable computer-that’s-not-a-computer. But is it still one of the best drawing tablet options?

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iPad Pro (M4, 2024) Geekbench 6 benchmark scoring
Header Cell - Column 0 CPU single-coreCPU GB multi-coreGPU Metal score
iPad Pro M4 16GB3,65614,66253,252
iPad Air M2 8GB2,6229,17230,563
iPad Pro M1 16GB2,3858,78033,104

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The Verdict
9

out of 10

Apple iPad Pro M4

The 11-inch iPad Pro M4 features Apple's best ever iPad design and screen. In order to enjoy the portability, you're also paying for best-in-class power and performance – which you may or may not fully require.

Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.