Resolved Which Size For School?

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  1. andrew5494 macrumors member

    andrew5494

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    Hi I previously owned an iPad air 2 for a week until it got ran over by a car long story...
    Anyway I want to buy an new iPad pro but can't decide which size.
    I need to view all of my pdf textbooks and take notes with notablity. Also for Google docs and accessing websites easily.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    If you'll be doing those things at the same time the 12.9" is best - that's what I've got and I frequently take notes from my textbooks in split screen. And in class I turn the iPad portrait and take notes that way - plenty of space.
     
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    I have an iPad Air 2 and a 12.9" iPad Pro. I definitely recommend getting the 12.9" if you are going to be taking notes on it. The Apple Pencil on the larger screen is amazing. I also love the Smart Keyboard for the iPad Pro for typing essays. I don't really like the Google docs app for iPad but I absolutely love using notability with the keyboard and pencil. The larger size also really helps for multi tasking. I rarely even reach for my rMBP anymore.
     
  4. andrew5494 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!
    iPad Pro 12.9 it is!
     
  5. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    It's basically the size of a full piece of paper, which means in 50% split screen you still have enough space to write :)
     
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    Thanks!
    I know I hate google docs too but its what schools use unfortunately where I live and google classroom works good with it.
    Apple still has to step up their game in the classroom.
     
  7. kim2272 macrumors regular

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    I agree. I hope that iOS 10 will improve the functionality of the iPad Pro and all that it has to offer. Try to find some deals online for used iPads. I bought mine from eBay used for $715. It is a 128 gb wifi only model and it came with AppleCare+ and a Logitech keyboard.
     
  8. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, for exactly that usage scenario, taking notes while reading, I agree the 12.9" is better. But otherwise, the 9.7" should be sufficient, and better for reading and taking notes due to the lighter weight.
     
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    Lucky I wish my iPad Air 2 would get run over. JK but I definitely would recommend the 12.9 inch just because my use is identical to yours as I'm a student and having that big display will make taking notes so pleasant especially if you have to read a book in split view and note things. The extra ram 4gb vs 2gb will make web browsing a dream, you could actually keep 10+ tabs open throughout the day. And the extra processor power will keep everything running flawlessly for 4-5 years. Definitely worth the price in my opinion.
     

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