This is a really good post from Matt Gemmell on the new iPads. Despite my quoting below please do read the entire post. Ok, now some choice quotes from Gemmell.
Gemmell on reviewers who don’t use the iPad Pro full time:
They draw conclusions that are intellectually dishonest. Watch out for that.
And who that group is, is of the biggest annoyance to me:
This group includes the apparent majority of tech journalists, most of whom seem to have an annual ritual of spending one week with the newest iPad, and then saying it’s not a laptop replacement yet in some general sense. How would you even know? I certainly didn’t until six months or so in.
Exactly. On this next point from Gemmell, I beg to differ a bit:
There’s no point complaining about price.
I think there’s no point in complaining about value but the cost of goods is absolutely something we should never just be like “it is what it is”. The new iPads are fucking expensive, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth that price. Just that they cost a heck of a lot of money to buy and one should never hide from that fact.
And then there’s this:
I think that virtually no-one who’s serious about typing uses a software keyboard on a piece of glass, no matter how big it is.