My MacBook Air screen was behaving badly. I had bought the computer in 2012, and it was working fine. One day, the screen went haywire. I took it to the Apple Genius Bar and they were extremely helpful. They are going to be able to fix my computer, but I was going to be without it for three to five days.
I have a MacMini at home on a desk. I have an iPhone. I needed a computer that was mobile.
I asked some friends about tablets. My wife had an iPad when they first came out. It was nice but it was also trashed. I found the initial iPad experience to be just okay. My friends asked what I was going to be doing on my tablet. What you do on the computer is the big differentiator.
I mostly do communication on my device, and surf the web. Sometimes I do spreadsheets, but I don’t do what I would call heavy duty design work or anything like that.
I bought an iPad Pro 12.2″ with a Retina Display and 256G of storage. It also has a cell connection but I haven’t hooked that up yet. I also bought a Logitech companion keyboard.
So far, the experience has been pretty good. Battery life is decent. It’s light.
I had to download a lot of apps from the App Store and populate my screen. Of course, when I did this it also populated the screen on my phone which would be cool except my phone is storage challenged. I have an original iPhone 6+ and the battery is really starting to wear on it.
The web surfing experience is different on the laptop vs tablet. I really miss a track pad to scroll. I also like the larger keyboard and am afraid typing on this one will give me carpel tunnel. There are things I like about it though. It’s plenty fast. It detaches. It’s better for presenting something in a small meeting. It would be nice if there was a way to hook it up to a big display like you can a laptop.
In some ways, I like surfing off a website better than an in app experience. Maybe that is just because I am used to it.
I haven’t tried to make a PowerPoint or do a spreadsheet yet. All my activity in these kinds of things so far has been in Google Docs.
I wonder if anyone else has made the switch? Computer sales are down, and the power of tablets is certainly why. I would love to know your thoughts and experience.