Lap Test?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shadow82x, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    For those of you who have the iPad Pro w/ Smart Cover, are you able to use this comfortable on let's say a couch while on your lap? Or does the thing wobble if you try to type? Are there other accessories that work better?

    I'm considering purchasing the 10.5 IPP for leisure web browsing and light tasks and getting an iMac, or macbook pro w/ EGPU, or building a gaming PC for desktop related tasks. But if the IPP isn't great for lounging and using it on the go, that kind of spoils what I was going for here. :(
     
  2. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I use my 9.7 Pro in my lap all the time with no issues.
     
  3. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I find the 12.9 better; the 9.7 is too small for my lap and almost fell in between my legs a few times
     
  4. alecgold macrumors 65816

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    12.9 is less easy to balance on a lap/couch back. 9.7 is easy/good lapable/couchbackable/etc.
    Ist my prefererend hang and lounge device.
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    Sitting with my Legs crossed I can balance it easily. Sitting with my Legs straight the 12.9 is indeed the requiered width.
     
  5. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer to sit with my legs straight when using the iPad, hence the comment
     
  6. shadow82x thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you all using the smart cover? Or any kind of typing case while lounging?
     
  7. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040

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    I use the Apple Smart Keyboard cover
     
  8. alecgold macrumors 65816

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  9. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I typically support the 9.7 on a table or hold it, it doesn't sit comfortably on my lap.
     
  10. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I need both hands to play my games so it's either the table or the lap. Thankfully the 12.9 resolves this fully!
     
  11. danmart macrumors 6502a

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    The 12.9 works fine on my lap, that's how I'm using it now. I wouldn't want to do long-form typing on the soft-keyboard but otherwise it's as good (or better) than any of the smaller keyboards. I really like having a number key row, for example.
     
  12. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    I keep a large hardback book handy to provide additional rigidity.
     

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