Ok, I know I will get flack for this...but...for me the mini 4 can do the same things for me as the ipad pro. First, I am not an artist, so I dont think the pencil would get much good use from me. I purchased the logitech k380 keyboard for $30 on sale, and it works wonderfully with the mini 4 (and my air 1). All of the keyboard shortcuts are there. I can multitask on it, albeit on a smaller scale. And the best part about the mini....you can travel with it and you hardly know its there. Seriously, its that light. I take it everywhere with me in a bag. I dont have to think about it, it just goes. For times that I would need a bigger screen, I have the original air, which stays home (wifi only). Anyway just my thoughts today, im sure I will change my mind in the future lol.