“The 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple’s newest addition to its tablet line, is almost an exact internal replica of its big brother, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro,” Lory Gil writes for iMore. “Why am I going for the smaller Pro? Size matters.”

“The primary reason I’m buying a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro is the same reason why I didn’t buy the 12.9-inch iPad Pro last year: portability,” Gil writes. “A 13-inch tablet is just too much real estate for my needs.”

“For now, if I need the benefits a 13-inch screen provides, I’ll use my MacBook Pro.,” Gil writes. “That brings me back to the portability factor. If I’m on a trip and I know I’ll be working hard on my MacBook Pro, I’m not going to want my tablet to take up too much additional space in my bag.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We’re of the same mind – when on the road, we want the ultimate in portability (hence why we’re still carrying 11-inch MBAs until the next-gen 12-inch MacBook arrives) — but we want the 4GB RAM packed into the bigger iPad Pro vs. the reported 2GB in the smaller iPad Pro. Screen redraws due to a lack of RAM have been the stumbling block for us really using iPad in the field since its inception. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro finally has enough RAM.