What size Pro do you have? Nevermind see it's an 11 from your signature, apologies.I have a M1 MBA and an iPad Pro (2020). I use the iPad Pro for work a few days a week and at home, I use it in Sidecar mode and for nighttime reading.
I think the current 11" is a good buy. I honestly don't think you will see the 11" get the added features at this point in time.What size Pro do you have? Nevermind see it's an 11 from your signature, apologies.
That seems like the ideal setup and I would pull the trigger on the new one in a heart beat if they dropped the new display technology into the 11 too but now I am struggling with getting a previous gen or waiting for when they do finally drop it in the 11 inch (which could be a year+ from now)
Most likely RAM if it's a 2014 iPad. You would notice a difference if you upgraded. Get 4 iPad Air has 4GB, if your current one is the Air 2 that would double your RAM as the A8X in that model had 2GBsWe have a 2014 iPad and the one thing ive never liked is how slow tabs open for web browsing. I sometimes open loads of tabs to get to my news stories I want to read etc but then when I click on the tabs they all seem to have to refresh! which annoys me. So in answer to the question, Yes but I don't use it much because I find it slow.. I do wonder if the newer iPads are much of an improvement for web browsing.
Will check it out. One other thing, I feel like iPads were good when laptops were primarily mechanical hard drives and slow. Since all laptops are instant on and fast now, I feel that the iPad isn't needed quite as much.Most likely RAM if it's a 2014 iPad. You would notice a difference if you upgraded. Get 4 iPad Air has 4GB, if your current one is the Air 2 that would double your RAM as the A8X in that model had 2GBs
Very interesting, dual iPad set up and no full laptop at all or run windows?I don’t have a MBA but I use my 12.9” iPP exactly like one, always attached to a keyboard base (except for when I need to draw, which is why I have the iPP and not a MBA). And I have an iPad mini for the casual stuff. I use the mini a lot more than the 12.9 because I use it like a huge phablet—I carry it around the house and use it for everything except heavy productivity. (I like a small phone when I go out though.) The 12.9 is used just for heavier personal productivity and occasionally for work.
If I didn’t need to draw, then I’d have a MBA and iPad mini. The mini is mainly because I have a small phone though, so if I liked big phones, then I’d probably just have a MBA and iPhone max and forego iPads altogether, even though the max is quite a bit smaller than the mini.
Yes totally agree, that's why I didn't preorder the new 12.9, there's too much overlap with the M1 MBA in its current form specially if you end up using the 12.9 with Magic Keyboard most of the time. The distinction between the two could get even more blurry at WWDC depending on what they do with iPadOSThe fact that I have a 12.9" 2020 iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard prevents me from picking up an M1 MacBook Air - even though I'd love to try it. So I'm waiting for something that will put a bit more distance between it and the iPad - like a MackBook Pro with M1X chip and 16/32GB of RAM. I still use my 2019 iMac for work and photo processing. I like screen real estate for both purposes.
Do you find the 12.9 too big/heavy at times?I have an M1 13" MBP plus a couple of older computers, and I have the third-generation (2018?) 12.9" iPad plus an iPad Mini 5. The 12.9 iPad serves as my sitting-on-the-deck-in-nice-weather device so I can keep up with emails, forums, etc., and also it sits beside the computer when I'm at the computer workstation so that if I need to look up something really quickly or an email or text comes in to which I need to respond immediately and don't want to interrupt what I'm doing on the computer (such as editing photos), I use the iPad.
The iPad Mini 5 is the one which travels with me around town or around the country, as it fits so nicely in most of my bags. On trips I also still use my 2017 12" MacBook since it is lighter in weight and slightly smaller in dimensions than the M1 MBP.
Around the house iPads come in very handy when the computers are shut down and I just want to check something quickly or need to respond to an incoming text. Sure, I could do it on the iPhone but it's much easier typing on the iPad than the much-smaller iPhone!
Also, since both iPads are equipped with cellular data I can use them during power outages, too, and that has come in handy more than a couple of times.
No, because I use it pretty much only at home and when I'm sitting out on the deck I've got it supported on a stand with an old wireless BT Apple keyboard also at hand, easy to move into any position I wish. In the house it is usually also on a stand. About the only time I actually handle and hold it a lot is when I'm using it while in bed, and that doesn't happen all that often. It doesn't travel with me -- that's why I have the iPad Mini 5 -- and so its weight and size really do not bother me.Do you find the 12.9 too big/heavy at times?
Not when I use it with the Magic Keyboard. But I use it without the keyboard fairly often. Its size and weight aren't a problem if, say, I have it in my lap. But if I'm holding it with one hand - a habit that I acquired with the all of the smaller iPads I owned over the years - the weight can be felt after a while and becomes an issue.Do you find the 12.9 too big/heavy at times?