I loved my iPad Air 2 and was using its more and more so I decided to upgrade. I was a little worried that the 9.7" iPad Pro wouldn't be much of a difference. After 2 days of heavily using my new iPad Pro, here are my thoughts on upgrading: 1. The Apple Pencil is fantastic and is a game changer for me. In my job as a lawyer, I take notes at a lot of meetings and I review/annotate a lot of documents. The Apple Pencil is a fantastic tool for my non-artistic, business related use. 2. The Smart Keyboard is great so far. At this point, I'm still getting used to the smaller keyboard size. I type about 100 wpm, and I am slowed a bit by this new keyboard. However, I'm getting used to it and my typing speeds are getting faster and faster. The 2 best things about the Smart Keyboard: --No messing around with Bluetooth. No pairing, no lag, no waiting for it to connect, no worry about whether it is connected or not. Because the keyboard is directly connected without Bluetooth, it's a rock solid connection that works 100-percent of the time. (And no batteries) --The keyboard is light and small. I have never liked carrying around an extra keyboard and I hate bulky keyboard cases. This keyboard feels almost like a regular Smart Cover. It's exactly what I want in a keyboard - small, light, and mostly stays out of the way when I'm not using it. I mainly used my iPad Air 2 without a keyboard and without a case because I like it small and light. I would only hook up the keyboard when I was doing serious typing. With the Smart Keyboard on the iPad Pro, I will probably choose to keep the keyboard connected most of the time because it's light, provides a cover for the screen, and is easy to hold on my lap sitting down or on my stomach in bed. 3. Always on "Hey Siri". This is a nice feature to set alarms, open apps, and to make some other simple Siri commands. 4. Screen - The bright, anti-reflective coating and brighter screen is a nice little upgrade over the Air 2. 5. Speakers - for non-work related stuff, mostly music and video streaming - the 4 speakers are FANTASTIC. They really blew me away. I wouldn't upgrade solely for better sound, but these speakers are a HUGE difference from the Air 2. 6. Speed - the speed bump is nice. Opening apps, Siri, switching apps, etc are all a tiny bit better. 7. And finally - Rose Gold. Yes, it's a silly thing, but it's nice to have a shiny new color that makes me happy when I see it. CONCLUSION: The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard accessories make the upgrade well worth it to me. The remaining factors (Hey Siri, Screen, and Speakers) are a pleasant surprise. Especially the speakers. And the Rose Gold color adds an element of fun for me. It takes a chunk of money to upgrade the Air 2 to a 9.7" iPad Pro. But for me, I'm very happy I sold my iPad Air 2 and did the upgrade.