RDP/VNC 10.5 vs 12.9 IPP

blwade

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I'm thinking about permanently leaving some sort of Mac plugged up and switching to an iPad Pro + Remote Desktop to meet my needs... for the most part (if I'm being honest), I just use my current MBP for consumption. I have it though for those occasions outside work I feel the urge to work on some personal development projects (we use windows at work...).

I would probably buy the Citrix mouse and use jump Desktop. I tried out a free VNC app on an air 2 and thought that I could live with it. One thing I didn't mess around with is resolution..

I would like to hear from those out there who use RDP/VNC on their iPad Pro regularly, is the 10.5 large enough to make the portability worth it? Or is it better to to deal with the larger 12.9 for the screen real estate for Remote Desktop? Can both make full use of the iPad resolution?

I would love to see some pictures if you don't mind sharing!
 

theNatest

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Hola - I'm running Jump Desktop with the Citrix X1 mouse. It's AMAZING! You are able to choose the resolution via Jump Desktop as well as some other sweet features. This lets you maximize the real estate by scaling to whatever you are comfortable with. I'm on the 10.5 and wouldn't trade it.

Here's a couple pics: https://imgur.com/gallery/oLRPL
[doublepost=1499233750][/doublepost]Other sweet features? Jump Desktop works in split screen. The mouse is recognized (only on Jump Desktop) and the apps on iOS are full operational via regular input.

Two more photos: https://imgur.com/gallery/mtn4g
 

AlexJoda

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Remote working with Jump Desktop was the main reason for me to switch from the 9.7 and buy the 12.9 iPP. It allows a 1200*1600 resolution which is perfect for that task. Together with the mouse it gives an even better experience than a notebook (love the 4:3 display) but is is much smaller and lighter, has build in LTE and last longer on battery. The 9.7 and even the 10.5 is not comparable especially for longer sessions.

For me that's why the 12.9 iPad Pro is a real productive working device and why i leave my MBP in the bag most of the time. The size made the difference compared to the consumption orientated smaller ipads....
 
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blwade

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Hola - I'm running Jump Desktop with the Citrix X1 mouse. It's AMAZING! You are able to choose the resolution via Jump Desktop as well as some other sweet features. This lets you maximize the real estate by scaling to whatever you are comfortable with. I'm on the 10.5 and wouldn't trade it.

Here's a couple pics: https://imgur.com/gallery/oLRPL
[doublepost=1499233750][/doublepost]Other sweet features? Jump Desktop works in split screen. The mouse is recognized (only on Jump Desktop) and the apps on iOS are full operational via regular input.

Two more photos: https://imgur.com/gallery/mtn4g
You don't feel like the 10.5 is limiting? Do you spend long amounts of time using Remote Desktop on the 10.5? The portability seems amazing, but the 12.5 has so much more space!

I picked a 12.5 up in Best Buy the other day and stood there for about 10 minutes trying out some games just to see how it felt and I thought it was pleasantly lighter than I thought. I also liked to turn the device horizontal for book reading. I thought it gave it a very familiar feel of a real book.

I went ahead and ordered a 12.9.. I'll see how I like it. I don't spend a ton of time on an airplane/train/bus, so as long as I'm comfortable using it in bed and around the house (not at a desk), I probably won't trade it out for the smaller one.
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Remote working with Jump Desktop was the main reason for me to switch from the 9.7 and buy the 12.9 iPP. It allows a 1200*1600 resolution which is perfect for that task. Together with the mouse it gives an even better experience than a notebook (love the 4:3 display) but is is much smaller and lighter, has build in LTE and last longer on battery. The 9.7 and even the 10.5 is not comparable especially for longer sessions.

For me that's why the 12.9 iPad Pro is a real productive working device and why i leave my MBP in the bag most of the time. The size made the difference compared to the consumption orientated smaller ipads....
This is how I thought I would feel about it. thanks for the feedback!