iPad Pro All these review for the 9.7 as laptop replacement. And the 12.9?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by marpixct, May 1, 2016.

  1. marpixct macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2015
    Why there are a lot of review that indicates the 9.7" iPad Pro as a laptop replacement but when the 12.9" went on sale on November everybody has denied the same role for this tablet?
    What do you think?

    (Excuse me for my terrible english. I'm from Italy).
  2. gmillz22 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    New York
    Either or can be a replacement depending on your usage. I purchased my 12.9 after selling my retina MacBook and air 2. This is now my main computing device. I typically web browse, email, create word documents, draw and do class homework online. All of these things are easily handled on my Pro minus required flash based websites. Also I can no longer maintain iOS device back-ups in case iCloud takes a poop or my music collection. SO while it doesn't replace the need for a laptop 100% for me, I'd say it's covered a solid 90%. I can live with that.
  3. marpixct thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2015
    What i mean is why a lot of reviewer are saying that the 9.7 is a laptop replacement while on the other hand they did not say the same for the 12.9.
  4. Ghost31 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2015
    Because opinions have shifted over time. This is a normal part of the process. \

    First reaction from the masses: What? That's crazy! No way an iPad could replace a laptop

    Months later reaction: ok it can replace it in some cases. Not all but some (less hateful tone)

    Years later while they type on their tablets: I don't see why anyone said tablets couldn't get replace laptops? They're obviously not visionary
  5. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a


    Jan 22, 2008
    I think it's because that's what Phil Shiller said Apple envisioned this device to be in the Keynote announcing it.

    Reviewers grabbed that quote and went with it in their reviews.

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