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Boardiesboi

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Picked up my iPad Pro 13” M4 256 GB Wifi space black with Magic Keyboard just now from Apple Sydney

First impressions
  • The iPad is ridiculously thin and noticeably lighter than the M2 iPP I had
  • When combined with the lighter new keyboard, it feels much easier to carry around than the old combo. The old combo was much thicker and heavier than the 13" MBA I had
  • New Magic Keyboard feels more premium on the inside. Keyboard lights up automatically when you attach the iPad.
  • The outisde of the keyboard is the same sticky silicone material as past versions. Not a fan so would be adding a skin to protect it soon.
  • The OLED screen is definitely more crisp and clear and pops more off the screen compared to the mini LED on the M2. But I'm also one of those people who use screen protectors and I applied one as soon I took the iPad out the box.
  • You need to update the software during the setup process.

Ask me anything and I'll respond between work meetings :)

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Surfsalot

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Seriously no diff between oled and mini led? maybe need side by side.
The keyboard looks like a black MacBook Pro, nice. Finally could be a MacBook replacement.
You like the 13" better than the 11"?
 
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Boardiesboi

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Seriously no diff between oled and mini led? maybe need side by side.
The keyboard looks like a black MacBook Pro, nice. Finally could be a MacBook replacement.
You like the 13" better than the 11"?
I edited my comment about the screen. It's definitely cleaner and crisper and pops off the screen more than the mini LED.

Yes the combined weight and thickness of the iPad Pro + Keyboard is no longer a hinderance compared to a MBA.

I've been using the 12.9" since the M1 and it's 100% better than the 11" for my usage (browse the web, Netflix, light document editing for work etc).
 

Boardiesboi

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How is the balance of the iPad and keyboard when used together on the lap?

It seems to be steadier than the previous version. Maybe because the keyboard is more weighted than before?

What about the trackpad? Compared to your 15” MBA… any major difference in terms of clicking?

It definitely feels better than the old keyboard. But the haptic feedback is better (or deeper) in the 15” MBA
 

Uddalak

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Picked up my iPad Pro 13” M4 256 GB Wifi space black with Magic Keyboard just now from Apple Sydney

First impressions
  • The iPad is ridiculously thin and noticeably lighter than the M2 iPP I had
  • When combined with the lighter new keyboard, it feels much easier to carry around than the old combo. The old combo was much thicker and heavier than the 13" MBA I had
  • New Magic Keyboard feels more premium on the inside. Keyboard lights up automatically when you attach the iPad.
  • The outisde of the keyboard is the same sticky silicone material as past versions. Not a fan so would be adding a skin to protect it soon.
  • The OLED screen is definitely more crisp and clear and pops more off the screen compared to the mini LED on the M2. But I'm also one of those people who use screen protectors and I applied one as soon I took the iPad out the box.
  • You need to update the software during the setup process.

Ask me anything and I'll respond between work meetings :)

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The charging brick should have been black as well. That would have been neat.
Ordered M4 iPad Pro 13+Magic Keyboard+Pencil Pro here in India. It’s in transit. Will see if charging brick is included. SuperSaf in UK mentioned in a video yesterday that it does not.
 

Boardiesboi

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Congratulations. Which screen protector did you install? Thanks!
amFilm on Amazon
amFilm [2 Pack] Screen Protector for iPad Pro 13 inch OLED M4/ iPad Air 13 inch 6 Generation(2024) Tempered Glass [Face ID & Apple Pencil Pro & Case Compatible] [ Anti-Scratch] [99.99% HD Clear] https://amzn.asia/d/eqaJCJG
 
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