Agreed, but glad there are options for everyone to use what works for themselves.I've got to tell you, without the proper context, the title seems a little inappropriate ...
On topic: I prefer the 10.5 (haven't had any hands on with the 11 yet), but I think it's very dependent on use - as more of a "notebook replacement", I'd think the additional screen real estate would make a difference, but as a more casual "in your hands" device, the smaller size was a better experience for me.
the 12.9 was clearly too large for me in the store. i travel with my iPad 3-4 days a week in planes and hotels and for content viewing in bed, handholding the iPad in tight seats in cars and planes, reading in portrait, storage in a bag etc. the 12.9 was a huge compromise while the 11 felt PERFECT. if i was only using the iPad with a keyboard at home or flat on a desk for drawing the 12.9 would be much nicer.seems to be the consensus around here. Anyone feel like 12.9 is just too much?
Need help deciding.
I know what you meant by wierd. I have the new 12.9 and it’s really the same size as a standard paper notebook. I’m not sure why I feel so overwhelmed by the size at times. Even the paper notebook have a bit more writing space than the 12.9 pro.I'd recommend checking them out in store. I was torn between the 10.5 or one of the new Pros. Luckily, there was one table where the new Pros were side by side, and a 10.5 was on the wall-table just behind.
The first one I saw was the 11, and it legit wowed me. Literally said it aloud. The form factor is amazing, and the screen is awesome. It felt like the first time I held a Samsung Vibrant, or the Amazon Kindle keyboard version.
After seeing it, the 12.9 felt too large to me. Sure, it's smaller than the older version, but it's still a large device. Weirdly, I think it was because it's all screen, and it still doesn't feel like iOS is meant for a screen so large. I say it's weird because I often carry a large notebook and prefer letter-sized paper to write on, and the 12.9 is approximately the same size (if a bit thinner), and it still felt big to me in ways that the 11 didn't.
The 10.5 was fine, but I definitely didn't have the same reaction to it as I did the 11.