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Topic # 227518 10-Jan-2018 07:46
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I recall that the larger is disadvantaged over the smaller, either by function or features. When I read this ages ago, I assumed the smaller was what Apple was going to push as maybe the bigger was too big for good sales?. Before I Google, does anyone have any knowledge here, and have opinions on both, or have used both or used the larger?


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  Reply # 1933337 10-Jan-2018 08:40
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Somewhat-related comment:

 

I purchased an iPad Air 18 months ago or so; decided I didn't need to spend the money on a Pro.  Now I've discovered that my Air can run the MS Office Apps "for free" (more or less)*; but if I'd had bought a Pro, then the MS Office Apps would only be in read-only mode unless I had an active Office365 subscription.  Presumably Microsoft think if you're using a "Pro" it must be for business purposes, therefore they can charge money for (what I consider) basic functionality...

 

 

 

Of course, you may not care about editing Word and Excel docs on your iPad; but it is worth knowing that there is a limitation there...

 

 

 

* Certain "advanced" (their words, not mine!) features are only enabled if you have an active sub; but at least you can edit docs by default.

 

 


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  Reply # 1934354 10-Jan-2018 09:55
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I recently bought a 10.5 Pro because I thought the 12.9in version was too big, I really regret not going large now.




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  Reply # 1935356 10-Jan-2018 10:03
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rp1790:

 

I recently bought a 10.5 Pro because I thought the 12.9in version was too big, I really regret not going large now.

 

 

Dang!  I found a good review on the latest of both, they are in fact identical, save for screen size, res and battery. I was sure there was summit about the 10.5 that was better or newer than the 12.9, but I must have been mistaken.

 

My use case is SkyGo, and SVOD, and using it as a very basic take anywhere anytime laptop for emails, web etc.


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  Reply # 1935366 10-Jan-2018 10:12
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tdgeek:

 

rp1790:

 

I recently bought a 10.5 Pro because I thought the 12.9in version was too big, I really regret not going large now.

 

 

Dang!  I found a good review on the latest of both, they are in fact identical, save for screen size, res and battery. I was sure there was summit about the 10.5 that was better or newer than the 12.9, but I must have been mistaken.

 

My use case is SkyGo, and SVOD, and using it as a very basic take anywhere anytime laptop for emails, web etc.

 

 

 

 

You are not wrong. In the previous pros the 9.7 inch pro had a few extras over the 12.9. In the current gen the 9.7 became 10.5 and the specs became similar for both barring the differences you mentioned. 





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  Reply # 1935885 10-Jan-2018 21:58
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I have the 9.70 pro and love it. Would never want bigger. Fits in the handbag not that you guys would see that as a major feature :D


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  Reply # 1935907 10-Jan-2018 22:50
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jamesrt:

 

Somewhat-related comment:

 

I purchased an iPad Air 18 months ago or so; decided I didn't need to spend the money on a Pro.  Now I've discovered that my Air can run the MS Office Apps "for free" (more or less)*; but if I'd had bought a Pro, then the MS Office Apps would only be in read-only mode unless I had an active Office365 subscription.  Presumably Microsoft think if you're using a "Pro" it must be for business purposes, therefore they can charge money for (what I consider) basic functionality...

 

 

 

Of course, you may not care about editing Word and Excel docs on your iPad; but it is worth knowing that there is a limitation there...

 

 

 

* Certain "advanced" (their words, not mine!) features are only enabled if you have an active sub; but at least you can edit docs by default.

 

 

 

 

Except that i have a 9.9" Pro and Office works :D


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  Reply # 1935908 10-Jan-2018 22:51
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Quinny:

 

I have the 9.70 pro and love it. Would never want bigger. Fits in the handbag not that you guys would see that as a major feature :D

 

 

Exactly! 9 Pro = Pro mini


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  Reply # 1935919 10-Jan-2018 23:50
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rp1790:

 

I recently bought a 10.5 Pro because I thought the 12.9in version was too big, I really regret not going large now.

 

 

 

 

Me too. Well, sometimes.






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