Pete, that about sums it up for me. I like my 9.7 iPad Pro, and when I need to mark papers using a pencil, it's great. I'm look forward to getting my 12.9. BUT, as for the work I should be doing right now, I'm currently tweaking an Adobe Captivate presentation. Not only can I not even run that on my iPad, even if I could, I couldn't very quickly go between Captivate, Omnigraffle, Word, Mail and Path Finder. Oh, it goes with saying that I have WAY more screen real estate on my 27" iMac and 2 external 24" 2560x1440 displays!The iPad is great for bits of productivity - like typing up in a cafe or drawing, but for something like web design it just doesn't work. On the Mac, I might have a text editor, an image editor, a file system, reference websites up etc and be moving about from one to the other quickly. Try doing that on an iPad. Impossible. Now, a touchscreen Mac with mouse and keyboard - that would be cool.
LOLNo mouse, no cheese.
Still love iPads for what they can do.
The legal pad of paper!! Does everything. Battery lasts forever. Thin. Light. Foldable display.I really wish there was an all in one device. That is what I hope will happen someday. One device that does it all.
exactly the conclusion I got to with my 12.9. I had sold my MacBook for the 12" but realised that it just isn't as fluid to use as a notebook. It really needs a trackpad to make it a replacement - touching the screen is just painful for content creation.Absolutely right. I tried using my 12.9 as a laptop, but it was very frustrating. You don't have the same sense of space that you do in a real desktop environment. You can't just drag stuff where you want it or have loads of windows open at the same time. And reaching out to the screen is a pain. I've used a Surface before and that is a lot easier - a minimal movement from trackpad to key and back, but touch if you want it. Like the reviewer says - it's possible to use it as a laptop but it just isn't as good.