“The iPad Mini has always been too small for anything more than reading a book and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro always made me feel like I was in a sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. The app icons were too spaced out and holding the tablet, in one or both hands, looked and felt ridiculous,” Alex Cranz writes for Gizmodo UK.
“The 9.7-inch iPad Pro has the same screen size as the most popular tablet of all time (you know, the iPad) so it is naturally going to feel great in tablet mode,” Cranz writes. “When it comes to production mode—using it with a keyboard — it’s clearly the first 9.7-inch iPad built with typing in mind.”
“It shares the same Smart Connector as the larger iPad Pro and that, as well as an upgraded processor, sets it apart from the iPad Air 2,” Cranz writes. “When combined with the lack of precision control and the woefully underpowered “power” user apps in the App Store, you’re left with a 2-in-1 that doesn’t quite bridge the gap between content consumption and content creation. It’s fantastic at the former, but pretty damn lousy at the latter. Unless you’re a writer, of course. I know it’s completely eradicated my need and desire for a smaller laptop for travel. Too bad it’s so bloody expensive.”
Read more in the full review here.
MacDailyNews Take: Another reviewer wrongheadedly fixated on price as if his finances are those of his readers. Just review whatever product you’re reviewing based on its merits and state the price. Your readers can decide for themselves if the price is “too expensive” or not.
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