Which screen size iPad works best for you?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by thadoggfather, Jul 7, 2017.

?

so which is it

  1. 7.9"

    9 vote(s)
    10.8%
  2. 9.7"

    7 vote(s)
    8.4%
  3. 10.5"

    37 vote(s)
    44.6%
  4. 12.9"

    30 vote(s)
    36.1%
  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

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    There are now four sizes, which works for you?

    if its a combination, explain!
     
  2. Lucky11 macrumors newbie

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    7.9 gym
    10.5 mobile
    12.9 home

    If I could only have one it would be the 10.5.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This. This will be my primary set up as yours. But the 12.9 iPad has this display that just immerses me for a better viewing experience and offers added functionality with multitasking and utilizes the display with the iPad user interface . I would say the 12.9 iPad is my favorite currently.
     
  4. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    for the vast majority of my uses cases as a highly mobile minimalist, the 10.5 is the best compromise. It's so small and light, it's never a consideration to take it with me everywhere and use on the go.
     
  5. augustya macrumors 68020

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    I see here a large majority of people here voting for the 10.5" iPad Pro which is like a pleasant surprise. sadly I am yet to see a 10.5" iPad Pro in person but is encouraging to see even after slight increase in dimensions people still think the 10.5" iPad Pro even when compared to the 9.7" iPad Pro is a sweet spot between the exact screen size and portability.
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    12.9 for sure

    The chances of me using the 12.9 loads on the go is slim.
     
  7. kazmac macrumors 603

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  8. Booji macrumors 6502a

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    20% is actually quite a difference. Think in terms of humans, a man 5'6" vs 6'6" - one is considered short and the other tall.
     
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  10. acorntoy macrumors 65816

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    When the iPad was 9.7 I still used my 15" MBP to use the internet occasionally and watch movies and tv on it and the 48" tv, however with the 12.9 iPad I am rarely using the MBP, now it's only for school, and the tv hasn't been turned on in awhile. The extra screen size really changed the experience for me.
     
  11. prospervic macrumors 6502

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    12.9 for me, although I carry a 9.7 on plane trips (fits on the tray better). But, when I'm at my destination, I miss my 12.9!
    Was thinking of selling the 9.7 to buy a 10.5, but BOY! -- seems like EVERYBODY is trying to unload theirs on Craigslist, Ebay, etc.
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    Really interesting how the 12.9 came out on top in this poll. Really proves that model skews more towards techies.
    Rarely see the 12.9 out in New York City, but see plenty of them in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and especially on airplane trips in between.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    7.9 Games
    9.7/10.5 Mobile
    12.9 Home/Office
     
  13. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    People that are stating multiple models do you own multiple or are you just saying In a perfect world / depending on priorities but you only have one?

    I know some of you do but some posts are vague :D
     
  14. rui no onna, Jul 8, 2017
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    rui no onna macrumors 603

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    That 20% is area, though. If you go with just height, that's 7.7%. Width is 8.6%.
    --- Post Merged, Jul 8, 2017 ---
    I've got:

    iPad mini 4 128GB WiFi (bought with recent $300 Best Buy sale)
    iPad Pro 9.7 256GB Cellular (bought upon release)
    iPad Pro 12.9 512GB Cellular

    Don't have a 10.5 yet but I expect I'll buy one to replace the 9.7 eventually when the specs are more to my liking (really hoping for 326 PPI, 2732x2048 resolution).
     
  15. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Do u feel gluttonous ? I guess gadgets you use are just that, gadgets you use.

    I am increasingly seeing the appeal tho
     
  16. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    I love tech and it's something I choose to spend on in lieu of cars, fancy clothes, jewelry, etc. Got a tech fund line item in my annual budget ever since I started working. Since the computers and smartphones are already at the point where they're more than "good enough", it's been going mostly to iPads or even co-opted for vacations.
     
  17. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's why I have two iPhones.

    Two iPads may just follow :D
     
  18. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Phones are not a priority for me. In my case, their primary purpose is to forward calls and messages to my iPads.

    I'm starting to keep my iPhones as long as possible provided they maintain good battery life and aren't annoyingly slow. Well, I did upgrade recently from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7. Carriers were essentially offering the iPhone 7 for almost free (still need to pay sales tax) with iPhone 6 trade in. :)
     
  19. missbing macrumors 6502

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    12.9 for around the house or long vacations.
    7.9 for everyday on the go. I just throw it in my purse.

    The 12.9 is my favorite though.
     
  20. MrEcted macrumors member

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    10.5, but it was a very hard choice. The 12.9 is absolutely marvelous but it's just too darn big for me. I like the 10.5 because it fills that void between my iPhone and my laptop. It's super portable, super lightweight, very easy to one-hand, but still large enough for note taking, movie watching, etc. The 12.9 (especially when paired with the Smart Keyboard, something I use all the time) starts to approach laptop territory and for me the point of the iPad is having something that is more portable than a laptop.
     
  21. RobinInOR macrumors 6502

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    12.9 sits on my desk at work, at times ill use it with duet as a fourth monitor
    7.9 is what i use at home. Its small enough i can toss it around (frisbee it to the couch as im walking by), and easy to use while we're watching a movie
     
  22. augustya macrumors 68020

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    I thought 9.7" would fit that bill more. Which was the exact choice, sweet spot between a 5.5 inch iPhone and a Laptop.
     
  23. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As I agreed with the other forum member earlier in the thread, the three Models I listed will all serve different purposes based on their size. The 12.9 is the only iPad I will attach the keyboard with and it will be stationary. The 10.5 is my travel companion iPad and my 9.7 Air 2 will be my iPad to control home automation/camera' s. I also like have redundancy with other devices, where as some Sell their iPads to upgrade to only the latest iteration. I never sell my iPads.

    I'm also curious to see what integration I can use my iPad with once the Home Pod becomes available.
     
  24. italodance Suspended

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    12.9' Speakers are loud and clear for me, No need any external speakers.
     

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