I just found this article over on MacWorld and thought it fairly addressed the issue of the iPad Pro's A9X capabilities versus other processors. Obviously the author did not include a new rMB in the test, but at least there's a Dell Venue that contains the same Core-M processor as the high end rMB (5Y71). http://www.pcworld.com/article/3006...he-ipad-pro-really-isnt-as-fast-a-laptop.html A couple caveats: I'm not into benchmarking and all the details, so I'm coming at this from a layman's perspective. I read the comments following the article and, as usual, proponents on either side are arguing about the results. I don't know anything about the author, but my impression is that he tried to be objective about the testing he conducted. My conclusion: Geekbench does not tell the whole story of the platform's overall performance in everyday usage that most customers will us their computers and tablets for (yeah, I know that's kind of obvious). As someone who is mainly interested in my computer "just working", this is what's important to me. What's nice these days is that Apple offers a 2 week return period for their products so if you do buy something that turns out to not quite fit your needs, you can get your money back and try again.