Anybody tried to type while having iPad PRO on the laps?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by peterpan123, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. peterpan123 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    I am looking for a device to work while on the train. Has any of you tried the new keyboard while having the iPad PRO on the laps? From the look, the stand does not seem to be stable. The logitech one may be more stable but there is no info about it yet.
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    I would assume the worst, if it comes to moving vehicles.
  3. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    Considering that nobody has one yet, the simple answer to your question is no.
  4. AppleRobert macrumors 603

    Nov 12, 2012
    I don't see it as anything different than other tablets at that size. Try typing with a Surface Pro on one's lap. Doable at best but ......
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed. That said, I would imagine that it won't be very good on a moving train.
  6. Capt T macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2010
  7. peterpan123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2014
    If it will be like Surface Pro, then it may not be stable. Need more info about the keyboard from Logitech.
  8. mi7chy macrumors 601


    Oct 24, 2014
    I had the Surface Pro 3 and it was fine for lap use. Actually, the kickstand is very versatile for use in a lot of positions than even laptop. For example, I can it use on a sofa chair with legs fully extended straight to the floor without it tipping over when hands aren't on it like what would happen with a laptop. Can close the kickstand when in fetal position with it resting on my legs. Lying on my back with it on my chest I can detach the keyboard cover so it's not sticking in my throat. iPad Prosumer can benefit from a kickstand because these folio cases don't even stay upright all the time on a table.
  9. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    You're aware that these are NOT available yet, right?
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My Surface Pro 3 sucks when using on my lap. Do not think the iPad Pro will be much better.
  11. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    Although they are not available yet for us commoners, they have been available for reviewers. It is to these that the OP may have targeted his question.
  12. jazz1 macrumors 65816


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I was going to ask a similar question regarding being in couch potato mode. Right now my rMB 12" laptop perches pretty well on one or two legs. I'm wondering how the iPad Pro with the Apple keyboard will work? How good are those attaching magnets?
  13. Cheffy Dave macrumors 68030

    Cheffy Dave

    Feb 5, 2007
    Sunny Florida, on the Gulf Coast in Homosassa Fl
    Fad hey???? what planet did you come from???
  14. clusey macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2015
  15. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2007
    Good for you. The iPad released in 2010, when many people were saying the same thing. It's success in the following years suggests your assertion it's a fad is utterly false.
  16. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    Used to be in the same boat but then I got an iPad Air 2. I rarely use my iPhone when I'm at home now. If I'm reading an article/browsing the web, it's much easier to do it on an iPad. My MacBook is nice for those things but reading articles is better in portrait orientation. Also, you lose a lot of intimacy with a laptop compared to a tablet...You directly interact with content, there is no keyboard in the way, you don't have to open & close it. All those are minor things but they add up.

    Don't get me wrong, if I want real work done (spreadsheets/Logic Pro), I'll pick my MacBook. But for the other 80% of the time, I'd rather use my iPad.
  17. DavesIknow macrumors member


    Jul 5, 2012
    He came from troll-town

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