I've owned pretty much every iPad made. I've written articles on the history of tablet computers. I've studied the form factor and done usability studies on them. I founded an entire business off of the iPad when it first launched. An iPad is an iPad and will always be an iPad. I knew that going into this $2000 purchase. New 12.9" iPad, with folio and pencil. Anybody who thinks that the iPad is a laptop or desktop replacement or can even compete with them is either delusional or never needed a laptop or desktop in the first place. Yes, the iPad can do a few specific things well. If it didn't, it would have no reason to exist. Here's what the iPad Pro is good at: Surfing the Web. Reading. Editing photos and videos. Taking notes. Drawing. Not much else (I want to say watching videos but even my MacBook Pro is better at that!) Is it better at these things compared to my MacBook Pro? Generally, it's better at taking notes, drawing, and reading. That's it. And those three things along with surfing the Web are what I mainly use it for. Otherwise, I don't bother using the iPad over my MacBook Pro. Here's what the iPad Pro (tablets in general as well) is bad at: Productivity (limited, simplistic operating system with terrible multi-tasking). It really is a giant iPhone that uses a smartphone operating system. Add this to a relatively small screen with no multi-monitor support. Graphic design: need a point and click device. Word processing: it's not lappable, it has limited font support, and takes too long to use multi-touch to create and edit documents using multi-touch. Spreadsheets and other such creative applications: same deal... multi-touch is awkward, slow, and imprecise. Overall multi-tasking: terrible. iOS plain sucks. Period. Getting things into split view, for instance, is like driving a car with an italian transmission: you have to make love to it. Being a laptop. It's not lappable, and only has 2 degrees of screen freedom. The keyboard also kind of sucks. Overall Conclusion This is the best iPad Apple has produced. But it's still just an iPad running a smartphone operating system. No matter how many ugly accessories people glue and hang off of the iPad, it doesn't change what it is, the same way that make up doesn't fundamentally change what a person is underneath it. The iPad has narrowly confined use cases and is not a laptop or desktop replacement. The new iPads, pencils and keyboard cases are all horribly overpriced. I am not happy about this purchase but will likely keep the iPad. Overall, I will likely use this iPad 15% of the time with my laptop being used the rest of the time. Save your money if this device is not a must.