iPad Pro Folks with 2018 pro’s, question on performance

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How does the best performing iPad Pro handle ‘safari class’ gmail usage? I have the app obviously but prefer to use it in web form. My current iPad really struggles to get a safari tab of gmail running smoothly and quickly. When I go from one program back over to safari and select the gmail tab, there is a 1/2 - 1 second blur of the page before it sharpens up and if I click reload that page it is slow to respond. Other things like just clicking on a certain email just seems very slow to respond. Other tabs don’t really behave like this, just gmail viewed as an actual webpage.
Does it operate smoothly like you would expect it to on a better performing pro?

A little background.
I’ve started using my old iPad Air 2 as my main computing device on my tool box at work. I have a Logitech anywhere 2 mouse and Bluetooth keyboard set up. I stream from the music app to a Bluetooth speaker. In safari I generally have 4-6 tabs open. I usually have google sheets in the background as well as I have some reports on it I access frequently. To top it all off I’m issuing Microsoft Remote Desktop to access our company’s software system.
I know it’s asking a lot of the old girl (running latest iOS 13) but for the most part it still gets it done. I can deal and expect all the slowness and lags but the gmail one, just seems excessive and I hope that it’s just my iPad, and not just how gmail in a safari tab operates.

Thanks,
Brad
 

808drums

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How does the best performing iPad Pro handle ‘safari class’ gmail usage? I have the app obviously but prefer to use it in web form. My current iPad really struggles to get a safari tab of gmail running smoothly and quickly. When I go from one program back over to safari and select the gmail tab, there is a 1/2 - 1 second blur of the page before it sharpens up and if I click reload that page it is slow to respond. Other things like just clicking on a certain email just seems very slow to respond. Other tabs don’t really behave like this, just gmail viewed as an actual webpage.
Does it operate smoothly like you would expect it to on a better performing pro?

A little background.
I’ve started using my old iPad Air 2 as my main computing device on my tool box at work. I have a Logitech anywhere 2 mouse and Bluetooth keyboard set up. I stream from the music app to a Bluetooth speaker. In safari I generally have 4-6 tabs open. I usually have google sheets in the background as well as I have some reports on it I access frequently. To top it all off I’m issuing Microsoft Remote Desktop to access our company’s software system.
I know it’s asking a lot of the old girl (running latest iOS 13) but for the most part it still gets it done. I can deal and expect all the slowness and lags but the gmail one, just seems excessive and I hope that it’s just my iPad, and not just how gmail in a safari tab operates.

Thanks,
Brad
Runs perfectly smooth on 2018 Pro.
 
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MyopicPaideia

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Concur. I am running the full Google Business Suite in the browser on an 11” iPad Pro, and we are talking powerful sheets docs integrating several ERP systems together with API scripts live updating data etc. All runs excellently on the amazing little machine.
 
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