Can the New iPad Pro Replace My Laptop? Not QuiteApple is slowly coming around to the realization that touch screens work on laptops. With iOS 11, its touch-screen laptop wannabe—the iPad Pro—will not only get file folders, complete with drag and drop, but a macOS-style Dock, Apple's less-functional response to the Windows Taskbar.But these positive moves don't go far enough. The most common way to use an iPad Pro—in fact, the only way I've seen them used—is with the Smart Keyboard, which adds another $159-$169 to the tablet's already-laptop-level price of $649 to $1,229. If you're using a keyboard, a mouse might seem like second nature, but the iPad Pro doesn't support them.