Can a tablet replace laptop? That’s a question you read in Tech Blogs and Magazines all the time, and the answer is of course no until I recently discovered the iPad Pro. I feel its the closest tablet that can match up to a laptop. Among its recent launches, Apple’s iPad Pro definitely stood out and caught my eye. Its the newest addition to my Apple family and I don’t have much to complain about. In fact, I’m quite enamoured by its beauty and power, which I believe is a great combination.
I recently purchased the iPad Pro to know first hand what the big deal was all about. It comes with a Smart Keyboard and the very cool Apple Pencil. I’m currently using Microsoft’s Surface laptop and desktop which are doing a great job. Microsoft sure is firing up its game in terms of innovation and technology, but Apple keeps reminding us that it still is perched right up there. Well, after using iPad Pro I couldn’t agree more.
iPad Pro is definitely a cut above its predecessor. The first thing I noticed was how much more productive it made me because the iPad is the enemy of distraction. Its keeps you focussed on the immediate task at hand and ensures you don’t have a roving eye. On this piece of slab, its harder to jump screens and therefore I end up doing more. Also, it has an amped up ability to guess gestures and is so much more intuitive that one doesn’t have to scratch his head to figure out how to work around it. The touchscreen is perfectly seamless. Apple Pencil is a great addition to the whole experience. It not only acts as a ‘stylus’ but also doubles up as a mouse pointer. I especially enjoyed using it while working on Lightroom to edit my pictures. It was smooth, precise and very easy work around with.
What I realised while using the iPad Pro was that I could do most of my work on it without having to use my desktop/laptop. I didn’t miss the latter much. Moreover, its the perfect travel companion as it’s much lighter, smaller and more portable than the average laptop with just as much power and efficiency. It helps me stay focussed on work and when its time to relax and play I can easily switch to the games or edit my photos on Lightroom. All this put together makes the overall package even more compelling. So lets get back to the question – Can an iPad Pro replace a personal computer? No, not for some time at least. But do you really need a personal computer to do all your major tasks?
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