With performance that’s edging into laptop territory, and now software that’s bridging the gap to a desktop operating environment, the iPad Pro’s established advantages over something like a MacBook or MacBook Pro grow in significance. After the MacBook Pro was downgraded in terms of ports and other pro features last year, I’m now much more open to tolerating the iPad’s limitations in order to gain the benefit of its strengths. That would be things like better battery life, easier portability, and a substantially lower price, starting at $649 for the latest iPad Pro… More at The Verge.
Edging is the word I would use for the new iPad Pro. Performance edging into laptop territory, pricing edging into MacBook territory and my mind starting to edge towards the idea of an iPad Pro in place of what I used to think was the only ‘real’ computer.
I am struggling with the notion of paying £300 less for an iPad when I could keep a MacBook for potentially much longer and receive more consistent and top-level performance over time.