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Old 01-07-2019, 10:03 PM   #1
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I am needing to replace my laptop. I have never used a tablet before until a few weeks ago. I started using a older iPad that my kids had to try and get the feel for one. I mainly use my laptop for surfing the web, discussion forums such as TBH, then I use it for paying bills, emails etc. I do not do any gaming or things such as that. I have been using the iPhone X since right after it came out so I familiar with the format of the iPad Pro I believe. My biggest concern is making the jump from Laptop with a mouse to iPad, I do like the portability of the tablet, being able to connect to the net as long as I have cell service and not having to rely solely on WIFI. Any other thoughts/concerns I might be missing?
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:08 PM   #2
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If that is all you are doing with it then most definitely. Go for the iPad Pro. I love mine and do most everything on it. From surfing to email , bills and some work stuff.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:12 PM   #3
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iPad is all I use. I hated laptops when I had to use them for work, especially in the field.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:20 PM   #4
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Ipad pro 11 here.
Love the thing.
Best ipad so far.
Still use the laptop for work, but the ipad for everything else.
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Lots of guys donít like it, bit I think its awesome.
Hunting in mex I download shows and movies from Prime, netflix, redbox etc.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:44 PM   #5
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I carried around a laptop for years. Switched to an Ipad and havenít used a laptop since. Havenít found anything i canít do on an IPad Pro. Wouldnít go back for anything.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:32 PM   #6
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Using iPad Pro now while I write this. I have 2 iPads and a iPhone that are used daily. Use it for everything.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:43 PM   #7
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other than work computer, I use my iPad for nearly everything else. Laptop stays in my bag, hardly use it at all.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:44 PM   #8
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Interested.
Do you all use a separate key board or the touch screen?


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Old 01-08-2019, 07:46 PM   #9
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iPad is my vote


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Old 01-08-2019, 09:14 PM   #10
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Interested.
Do you all use a separate key board or the touch screen?


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On this old iPad I am using, I think its a 2 or air. Anyways I am using a keyboard, I am not a fan of the touch screen keyboard, I am adjusting to not having a mouse via the touchscreen though. I am to the point of ready to pull the trigger on a new one. I am going to hold out one more week just so I am not making a hasty decision. I sure like the idea of the portability over the laptop.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:08 AM   #11
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Ok, drank enough koolaid and ordered one tonight. Should be here Friday
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:25 AM   #12
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is there a particular keyboard that works or is better than others? We recently got our first ipad and I need to make this purchase.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:36 AM   #13
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My wife has the slim book for her Ipad pro that has the pen storage and detachable keyboard. I usually just use the touchscreen on mine, if its something I'm gonna do a lot of typing on I'll drag the laptop out or use work pc.

https://www.zagg.com/us/en_us/keyboa...5c00cf0a1c0e0d

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Old 01-09-2019, 08:39 AM   #14
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I use my pro for almost everything. The exception would be work heavy in where I’d need to navigate through Microsoft products, save documents...etc. For me I need both (iPad and laptop).
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:03 AM   #15
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I do almost all of my football work on an iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil. I still use a computer for a lot of work stuff, but it does most of what I need.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:26 PM   #16
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is there a particular keyboard that works or is better than others? We recently got our first ipad and I need to make this purchase.
I am curious to see responses too. From my research on reviews etc last night for the 12.9 Pro there was a change for the 2018 model. The only cover with keyboard that will work is the Ipad version, but there are no short cut keys or backlit keys on Apples cover/keyboard combo. There are Blue tooth keyboards available for the 2018 Pro and for the pre 2018 12.9 Pros , Logitech has a couple of cover/keyboard combos that offer the backlit keys and short cuts on the keyboard like I wanted. I actually was ordering one when I caught that it was not compatible with the 2018 Pro. I was really wanting the Logitech combo but the reviews I saw indicated that Logitech did not have any intentions of offering a combo for the 2018 model. I could not find any 3rd party combo available so I opted to order the expensive Apple version, for better or worse, its done.
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