Things an iPad Pro can not do
Apple proclaims the iPad Pro (tablet computer) be a full x86 personal computer replacement.
However, real desktop and laptop computers have much functionality that the iPad Pro lacks, or depends on what Apple users would label as bulk if any non-Apple device depended on it, and/or massive inofficial workarounds.
Officially, iPad Pro devices are not capable of any of the following:
- Support for desktop production software such as InkScape (vector graphics editor) and Kdenlive (video editor).
- Host an FTP server from an external hard drive
- Charge fast and power multiple USB devices simultaneously
- Charge fast and use multiple USB 3.0 devices simultaneously
- SD/MicroSD card slot
- Browser web developement tools and extensions
- Play media from multiple browser tabs simultaneously
- Ability to export browsing session and history into an offline file
- Upgradable modular internal components such as SSD and RAM
- True Linux terminal
- Copy files while preserving their original date and time attributes
- Disk imaging
- Desktop workspaces
- Splitting between external monitors
- HDMI and DisplayPort output
- Optical media support (DVD/BluRay playback, data archival, etc.)
- Direct wired LAN connection (Samsung tablets can do that with an adapter)
- Run x86 virtual machines