When I was researching The 12.9 iPad Pro, it struck me funny that reviewers seem to always wonder who a device like this is for, other than an artist or a note-taking student, because you can't get any "real" work done on it. I am guessing that's because most reviewers associate "real" work with video capabilities and photography work. I think this device opens up a productivity door for *plenty* of different professions. Lawyers, doctors, salespeople, teachers, editors and writers. The list goes on for its varied uses. I write full-time, and until the Pro, I struggled with a few different issues. Weight being one of them. I have a MacBook Pro, and while it's my go-to machine, it's a wee bit too heavy for someone like me (with neck issues) to throw in my knapsack and head to the coffee shop. Still, I wanted more than another light computing device. I needed a way to bring all of my work together. The Pro does this for me, and is also light enough to toss in my bag and head out for the day. And the screen size is perfect for me. Now, I put all of my story notes, character sketches, plot ideas and story bibles in Notability. Sometimes writing things out by hand jogs the brain and gets me unstuck. Another good thing about the Pro is that I now don't have random lost pieces of paper or half-used notebooks abandoned around the house. It syncs with Notability on my MacBook and everything is there. Also, I used to use Scrivener (which I still adore), but now I can use Ulysses natively across my laptop, as well as on the iPad while on the go. I can annotate a PDF and split screen to make the changes in my manuscripts. It's made my life so much easier in so many ways. Many people also argue about it not being as effective as the Surface or Surface Pro devices. I am not anti-Windows, but I have a SP3 and it has not fit the bill in my case. It runs extremely hot and the fan never turns off. OneNote never syncs properly for me to use effectively, and that's a shame because it's a fantastic program. The pen is really nice, but the device got so warm it was uncomfortable even putting my hand on the screen. I hope the SP4's have improved, because I see the potential, especially for those primarily in a Windows environment. But for me, being a Mac girl, I struggled. I just hope they continue making the 12.9 Pro. I think it's a great device and just because it may not be a "laptop replacement" for everyone doesn't mean it isn't a great, useful companion device.