I just now unboxed mine (2 minutes ago) and my very first thought was "oh, it's not THAT big"...Maybe I've been reading too much here about people being shocked by the size - or maybe this is exactly the size I wanted. At any rate - it's not all "that" big. Just a pretty big iPad. I still think the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil will make it come alive when mine ship. But for now i'm just viewing it as a pretty big iPad. Not shocking sized at all really.