Engineering Students perspective of 11" iPad Pro

fate0311

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I was really excited, small and portable, yet powerful and can convert me completely paperless.

However tonight reality set in.

No way, landscape split screen, is this thing enough. Just trying to have a practice exam on one side of split screen, and notability on the other side is driving me nuts.

11 is going back. So just a warning to students, go 12".

Doing mole calculations, balancing chemical equations, and dealing with excess and limiting reagent problems where you are panning from left to right over long chemical equations.....insanity.
 
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Sumter

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It’s definitely cramped if you’re trying to split screen with two notes. Annotating documents also feels superior on 12.9 than 10.5 (or 11). I sacrificed a bit of portability and ease of casual use but my productivity has increased so there’s a trade-off. Not a big deal for me.
 

frou

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The 11" screen is more or less the size of an A5 sheet of paper, so half that is an A6 sheet, a paper size so small that no one really uses them IRL.

I'm going 12.9" because it will be heaven for LiquidText
 

flur

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The 11" screen is more or less the size of an A5 sheet of paper, so half that is an A6 sheet, a paper size so small that no one really uses them IRL.
A6 Japanese planners are hugely popular. If you’re curious, look up Hobonichi.
 

sonicrobby

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From a professional mechanical engineers perspective, still waiting for full version CAD apps to be ported. Until then, my iPad mini makes a great pdf viewer for my finished designs. :p