royinla14

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I am mostly using iPad at night while in bed for reading, internet, music, etc. Currently using the mini but curious as to how those of you that use the 10.5 pro find it and if it feels too heavy?
 
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KrisLord

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I’ve gone from a mini to a 10.5 and the extra size and weight is pretty noticeable but the extra performance makes it worth it. Mine is in a case so if it was a big issue I’d be using it without a case in bed.
 
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Darkashnet

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Going from air 2 to 10.5 it does feel a bit heavier, and actually makes my hand ache after a while just in portrait. But it doesn't really bother me.
 
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rui no onna

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One-handed use, yes. My personal limit is around 300g or I'd have wrist fatigue quickly. I've adapted and use pillows, stands, etc to carry the bulk of the iPad's weight.
 
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upandown

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absolutely not. if sitting correctly its easy to hold one handed in either portrait or landscape. its gotten easier over time as I've built up the muscle. but it was never difficult
 

mark34

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It has some heft, but it's ok. I picked up my mini today and remembered why the mini is such a cool little device. But I wouldn't give up my 10.5" pro.
 

AFEPPL

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I have all three and the mini is the easiest to hold and lightest to use.
"Too" is personally subjective but I've pretty much given up on the 12.9 altogether 10 I get by with if I have to.

The case you have on it could have an impact on that subjective interpretation too.
I use apple cases.
 

Booji

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I would say for reading, it is a bit too heavy to hold for more than 30 minutes. For reading, I'm still a big fan of the Kindle.
 
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Relentless Power

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Depends. One handed use can be difficult depending if the iPad is supported or not. But as large as it is and unwieldy, It has a nice balance to it.
 
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960design

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I am mostly using iPad at night while in bed for reading, internet, music, etc. Currently using the mini but curious as to how those of you that use the 10.5 pro find it and if it feels too heavy?
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Disclaimer:
I started working out months before to handle the extra 32 grams over the 9.7 iPad Pro I previously owned. You may need to work out a little longer to handle the 161 gram difference. I recommend Brawndo, It's Got Electrolytes.
 

madgibbon

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You'll defiantly notice the difference between the 10.5 and mini (had one a few years ago). I have the 2017 9.7 iPad which I believe is the same weight as the 10.5. It's in a quite a sturdy leather case and after a while does start to feel heavy. Like others have said you could always prop it up on something.
 

nnoble

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For long periods yes. However I bought it as a more mobile portable device rather than a hand-held utility.
 

Chupa Chupa

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It's the same weight as the previous 9.7 Pro and Air 2 -- a tad more than a pound. I have a 12.9 now but previously had those two models. I also have a mini. Yes, there is a weight difference between the two but not annoyingly or impossibly so. Heck, I don't even find the 12.9 that heavy and in reality it's around the same weight as the iPad 3.

It will feel lighter if you use it in landscape mode vs portrait just because you won't be fighting gravity trying to pull the top of the iPad down in that position. I hold it withe my hands on the center back rather than the edges that way the weight is carried by more muscles and distributed more evenly.
 
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spiderman0616

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If I detach the Apple Smart Keyboard while using it purely as a tablet, I have no issues with fatigue, even with the Tech21 cover on the back. With the ASK on and folded back though, it can get a little heavy depending on what I'm doing.
 

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I am mostly using iPad at night while in bed for reading, internet, music, etc. Currently using the mini but curious as to how those of you that use the 10.5 pro find it and if it feels too heavy?
iPads aren't Meant to hold like your iPhone for several hours. That's why MOST iPhone Doesn't HAVE STAND CASE unlike the iPad. iPhone whether it is REGULAR OR PLUS can be easily hold for 10 hours straight, while the iPad Mini/Air/Pros can be only hold for several minutes before your hand hurts.

If you lay down on your bed on night, you can make it stand on your chest or next to the pillow.
 

kristalsoldier

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Depends. One handed use can be difficult depending if the iPad is supported or not. But as large as it is and unwieldy, It has a nice balance to it.
Yes. That’s the right word - “balance”. The thing that is so mysteriously seductive about the 10.5” is it’s “balance”. While reading in portrait mode, the weight with the ASC but no back cover is akin to holding a 200-250 page academic text (hardcover)...to me!
 

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I am mostly using iPad at night while in bed for reading, internet, music, etc. Currently using the mini but curious as to how those of you that use the 10.5 pro find it and if it feels too heavy?

If that were my only purposes I’d likely just get the 7.9” iPad. I’ve thought of getting one anyway just because of this. Just feels to silly to have two iPads. Feels like I drank too much of the koolaid for that.
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It has some heft, but it's ok. I picked up my mini today and remembered why the mini is such a cool little device. But I wouldn't give up my 10.5" pro.

So do you have both? I’ve been considering that myself. Feels odd to have two.
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I would say for reading, it is a bit too heavy to hold for more than 30 minutes. For reading, I'm still a big fan of the Kindle.

The Kindle feels odd to me. I tried to like it but it’s easy to get lost after you turn a page by accident. Something about that location number at the bottom and the way it turns a page loses me in the process. And then swiping left or right to figure out where I was just doesn’t help. The iPad on the other hand feels more like a book in this regard.
 

zipur

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I guess we all need a Helium case to reduce and offset the weight... :)
In time we'll all get use to it. 10.5 is a fantastic device great size to weight ratio. Give it time.
 
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