History of the tablet computer

POSTED: 9:43 AM Sep 07 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Jan 27 2016

With Wednesday marking the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the original iPad, take a look back at the surprisingly long history of the tablet computer.

iPad Pro
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iPad Pro

Announced at a "Hey Siri" press event on Sept. 9, 2015, the iPad Pro went on sale on Nov. 11, 2015. Starting at $799 and aimed at business users, it is 12.9 inches, features a screen with 5.6 million pixels -- more than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display -- and is 1.8 times faster than the previous iPad's CPU. It also boasts a 10-hour battery life, super-thin design and weighs just 1.5 pounds.

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