Switching From a MacBook Air to an iPad Pro

iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Writing for ZDnet, Chris Matyszczyk tells us about switching from a MacBook Air to an iPad Pro. Apparently it didn’t go well for him.

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Apple says that an iPad Pro can be a computer for many users, so Mr. Matyszczyk decided to test that. He uses his iPad to watch movies and read media, but not anything else. He wrote his article on the iPad, but found the experience uncomfortable.


Still, I didn’t want to be defeated. So I removed the keyboard, went back to my usual slightly slouchy typing position, and tried to use the built-in keyboard that pops up at the bottom of the screen. My, did autocorrect come in useful. This was like a five-year-old trying to play Chopsticks for the first time.

If it wasn’t for a couple of things that I need a Mac for, I could definitely switch to being iPad-only. Not everyone can though, and that’s okay. There will always be a computer for everyone.

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2 thoughts on “Switching From a MacBook Air to an iPad Pro

  • I do like 50-75% of my computing on the iPad. Like you said there’s a few things that I use the Mac for, or at least that work better on the Mac. iOS11 was a huge improvement though. The latest big thing for me was video editing. Nothing fancy, just some short films for my own amusement. But, iMovie on the iPad was hopeless so I used the Mac version. In the last few months LumaFusion on the iPad has replaced it. So now all of my video editing, graphics work, and the first draft of writing is on the iPad. My Mac is useful when I’m doing final editing of word documents, and page layout for books. That and watching videos on the big screen. In another four-5 years when my iMac is showing its age I wonder if by then I’ll get another one.

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