“Over the last two years, the technology to deliver a more robust 2-in-1 experience has gotten much better. There are two products on the market I think might be pointing us to the next major shift in portable computing,” Tim Bajarin writes for Tech.pinions. “Microsoft’s Surface Pro and Apple’s new iPad Pro are, at the moment, the best of breed 2-in-1s. I will probably be dragged, kicking and screaming, toward these new designs. But after using both for some time now, I am starting to warm up to them.”
“Call me old school when it comes to the Windows platform but traditional laptops still seem a better fit for my needs,” Bajarin writes. “As for the iPad Pro… to be honest, I was not a big fan of Apple’s keyboard case and could never become comfortable using its keyboard… But by using my favorite Bluetooth keyboard, the iPad Pro started to live up to its potential for me. The 13″ screen is equal to the ones on my Dell and Lenovo laptops and, since I use iOS so much, using touch to navigate was very easy for me. Apple making iOS a rich mobile OS and adding great new features to it makes the iPad Pro a powerful alternative to my MacBook and Windows laptops.”
“When Tim Cook announced the iPad Pro, he said it could do as much as 80-90% of what anyone could do on a traditional laptop,” Bajarin writes. “On a recent trip, I decided to try that theory out. I only took my iPad Pro with me and used it as if it was my MacBook or a Windows laptop. I found, in general, Cook was right.
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MacDailyNews Take: Using a bluetooth keyboard like a Logitech Create or a ZAGG Slim Book, makes all the difference vs. Apple’s not-so-Smart Keyboard when it comes to using a physical keyboard with iPad Pro.
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