iPad Pro Took the plunge

Discussion in 'iPad' started by darkgremio, May 18, 2016.

  1. darkgremio macrumors 6502

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    Well I finally decided to take the plunge and sell of my 12.7 inch iPad Pro for it's junior sized one. I feel quite confident saying that the iPad Pro was to much iPad for me. This was confirmed from me going to an Apple Store and doing a contrast compare between the two pro models. Overall I found that the 12.7 pro was to large for portability and provided an unnecessary amount of bulk, which outweighed its usefulness to me. Overall it's nice to be back to the generic iPad size, but with the bells whistles of the pro line. Hoping this post can maybe assist someone who is on the fence between the two models, I found like I said previously the bulkier size was generally the determining factor of selling the iPad. At the end of the day yes, the screen was great, but not practical for me. Thanks for reading!
     
  2. mixel macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. This will set off some people probably. 12" is too big for me too. Lovely iPads both of them, but you gotta use what suits you best.

    Puzzled by what you mean by "unnecessary amount of bluntness" though? :)
     
  3. darkgremio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Meant bulkiness, but not real word. Autocorrect got me.
     
  4. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    yes. horses for courses. lovely we have options and Apple suit all needs and wants.

    for me personally, using iPad as a working device, where it lives on my office desk all of it's life with the keyboard attached, the 12 incher is a no brainer. perfect.

    but i think after using it since release i can see that if i were to choose a Pro for general consumption, traveling about with, using in bed/on couch etc etc i would now definitely plump for the regular size.
     
  5. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    Just hold your small one a few inches closer and you have the 12". Big savings.

    From a 12" iPad owner. ☺️
     
  6. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Love my 9.7" Pro. It actually is a very nice productivity machine.
     
  7. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Of course you had to buy the 12.9 initially in order to later find out that it's too big for you. ;)
     
  8. Chairman.Jobbie macrumors 6502

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    I love the 12.7" at home.. Love it. And I have my mini 4 for when I go out.. And I love it... I love them both.

    I had the 9.7 for a few days and loved the true tone but at home it just didn't feel 'like a main computer' - which is what my 12.7" is.

    They are all great devices. If I had to choose one device it would be the mini 4 - if Apple release an update I'll pre order regardless.
     
  9. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    12.7" Pro just doesn't have the portability factor, can't be held in portrait mode, why is this thing even a tablet again?
     
  10. FairyCatInPink, May 18, 2016
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    That is not true that 12.9" doesn't have portability, I'm not big person and still carry it around when I go to cafe or library when I know I'm working on my drawings or music. If you said "compare to 9.7", sure it's true, but if you mention about it, for me 9.7" is still too big about portability compare to 7.9" mini4.
    And since my main purpose of using it is for drawing/music creation, I barely use portrait way, but I don't need to complain about it(since I barely use it in that way).

    There are different needs and different use of iPads, I think it's nicer if you consider other persons needs as well as yours. 12.9" is nice size if you're an artist and/or need to work on something, and yet much better than bringing around laptop. But there's also people who loves to bring laptop better as well, because of the difference of their needs and difference of its use.
     
  11. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Do you only use iPads? How is that working for you? I want to sell my MacBook, and just use iPad at home.
     
  12. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    I only use ipad too, except for work purposes. But for everyday normal stuff, including my accountancy, client letters, note taking and anything admin, the ipad does all with bells on :)
     
  13. darkgremio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think it all depends strictly upon the user and the depth of use. Personally I could not function without a PC (archaic ordering programs for work) Otherwise in my free time I am PC gaming, but more console than anything. Largely my uses other than gaming is mostly consumption and not much creativity that requires strict use of a full blow computer. I can word process and function independently with an iPad if I did not game on a PC.
     
  14. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Depends on how you use a tablet. I walk around my classroom with my iPad, so the 9.7" iPad is just right and the 12.9" iPad is certainly too big and bulky.

    If your tablet is constantly on a desk, size isn't really a concern and the extra screen space is handy for multitasking or typing.

    Different sets of priorities for different people.
     
  15. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    That's just silly. Of course it has almost the screen size of the most popular Mac portables. On top of that it is significantly lighter than a Mac, so there is your portability.
     
  16. Kal-037, May 18, 2016
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    In your case it's not portable or is a pointless sized tablet. We get it mate, you hate the 12.9 Ipad. lol, ;)
    IMO though, Apple did a good job leveling out the weight distribution; making it weigh less and more portable than one would think.



    Kal.
     
  17. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Same size as a MacBook with a fraction of the productivity

    Just doesn't make sense for it exist
     
  18. Kermit262 macrumors member

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    Since many responses blew gaping holes into your portability argument, you're now going to shift the goal post and try your hand at the productivity angle. Got it.
     
  19. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Aha, we move the goal post. Portability is there, now it is productivity you are after.
    The forum is full of people being productive with their iPads. I suggest reading more and taking some user experience in.
     
  20. ericwn macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly my thinking.
     
  21. FairyCatInPink, May 19, 2016
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    You're not getting the point of what other people saying back to you here as their response to your previous post.
    It's not the matter if it doesn't make YOU feel it makes sense, but Apple makes their products for All people. They are watching huge number for their marketing, not individual.
    If I need to say "it doesn't make sense to me" about one of their device, it's actually 9.7". Not big enough for drawing/working on(for ME), and yet not small enough when I consider its priority is portability(for ME). But I also understand of the needs for 9.7" and sure it's useful for other people depends on what is their priority and their main purpose to use it.

    Saying something like you did makes you look like you are not reasonable person, just because you're forcing your decision to other people who have different needs and calling their decision as "make no sense". You can say what YOU feel like or think about those, but it's different when you say like "I don't know why it exists" or "it's useless". And I think if you just telling your opinion about device with respect to others decision and needs, people respond here to you differently.

    I hope you get what I mean correctly this time.

    By the way, MacBook has its great productivity too, and that's why many artists/musicians use Mac.
     
  22. Brokenspoke macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I sold my MacBook Pro and do all my work on the iPad Pro. I could not be happier with the Pro. The Logi keyboard and the Pencil make the Pro a real productivity tool. Really good apps there for it. NotePad + is the most recent that works for me.
     
  23. augustya macrumors 68000

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    Even I kind of agree 12.9" iPP is only for select people with select purposes ! I don't know about productivity because should be the same as 9.7", but portability is sure a huge problem with that big thing !!
     
  24. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    besides bigger screen, productivity is the same. I will say that split screen would obviously be more useful on the 12.7", still doesn't change that there is not functional difference
     
  25. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The MacBook Pro comes in two different sizes, as does the iMac. Other than screen size, functionally, they are the same. If bigger screen isn't useful, why not just have one size of each?

    I love my 12.9 iPP because the larger screen lets me see more content at once than on the 9.7. For me, that's a functional difference.
     

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