My last iPad2 was too heavy. My 2013 Nexus was perfect but it's getting a little old in the tooth (battery doesn't last whole day, touchscreen is not as sensitive anymore) so I'm looking to get either the 9.7 iPad Pro or the latest Mini. My main issue is one hand usage in a crowded train (specifically, Tokyo's). I'll be using it mostly for reading ebooks (and some netflicks and coursera videos space permitting) while commuting and because of the squeeze, I'll usually be holding it one handed and quite close to my body. I've tried them both at the Apple store. The Mini is the just the perfect size and weight for one handed usage. I'm not sure if the 9.7 weight/size will stand up to prolonged one handed usage, particularly holding it up for long periods and using my thumb for page flicking but I'd like to use the Pencil for work. I'd love to hear if anyone's experiences using either the 9.7 Pro or Mini one handed for prolonged periods and any troubles you have.