Just giving some more insight for the indecisive. Like some, I agonized for a long time over which iPad Pro to get...definitely the 11 for portability. Nope, I need the 12.9 since I have no laptop. I bought the 11. It’s amazing in hand. It’s a better price than the bigger one. I love the whole big screen little body concept. Landscape is kind of welcoming for a “little” device. However, something was just a little off (for me). In my hand it was fantastic. However, when I put it down to do a few things like type out emails or look into some rental properties, it felt small and uncomfortable. I returned it and bought the 12.9. Good googly moogly this thing is HUGE...in portrait. I found very few reasons to like this huge window-pane of iOS early on. It’s been a few days now and I’d say I’m 59/41 on it. The keep it factor is slowly increasing as I realize that the true beauty of these devices, for me at least, are in the orientations. I preferred the 11 in portrait-in my hand. I enjoy the 12.9 in landscape. Even for consumption purposes I usually put it in landscape unless I’m reading. My goal is to have an iPad Pro as my everyday device...emails, Netflix, YouTube, Pages, Numbers, Clash of Clans/Fortnite, GarageBand and web browsing. In the future I’ll pair it with an older refurbished iMac for uh-oh moments. It’s fairly true for me when they say 12.9 for laptop-alternative (replacement isn’t quite correct for everyone) purposes and an 11 for consumption. I’ll break that down further and say if you consume majority in portrait, the 11 is a beautiful, personal device. If you feel more productive in landscape, the 12.9 will likely suffice more. This thing is definitely heavy when holding for a long period of time, but with the right case you can offset that a little or even prop it comfortably on your body. iOS 13 will likely push me further towards the 12.9 if it does offer rumored things like new multi-tasking panes, repeat app sheets or far-out additions like track pad support or a more open file system. If none of that happens then I’d reconsider the 11 again for the sake of a small, personal consumption device. It really is a solid compromise between profile and screen. Personally, a 11.8-12.0” iPad would be PERFECT for my uses. TL;DR: Orientation matters. 11 is amazing for portrait consumption. The 12.9 shines bright in landscape.