My optician suggested to me at a recent annual check that I consider stopping squinting at my phone and think about something a bit larger to view on, at least some of the time.
I have an Android phone and a Mac computer, which sort of leaves my third leg choice open - match the phone or the desktop!
I narrowed it down to iPad of some kind, Galaxy Tab s3, Samsung Chromebook Plus or Pro or MacBook Air.
The two Samsung Chromebooks look like good options aside from the fact that neither is legitimately available in NZ so would have to be pre-owned or imported. I like the S Pen and they will work with the Android apps I have already.
The Tab S3 has a better (probably the best) screen but worse keyboard (although I wouldn't be typing for hours on end) and arguable less functionality and a shorter design life. Also, Chrome is likely to get more longevity via updates than the plain Samsung version based on past performance.
The iPad is more expensive, has better hardware (at least in the Pro versions) and would run various apps I have from my iPhone days. Has better residual too and will get plenty of software updates. The Pencil is an additional cost and is not (allegedly) as good as the S Pen.
The Air is more expensive still, heavier but runs full OSX but no apps and does not sync that smoothly with Android phones (you can do it, and I am doing it, but smooth it isn't).
Use: travelling, movies on the road, web, email, calendar, etc. Ideally, if sensibly achievable, allowing at least the transfer of RAW image files from SD card to external HDD even if not useful for editing images.
Too much choice. Not enough industry/hardware experience. Help please! Thanks.
Edit - should add that I will need a keyboard cover for any of the tablet options