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Is the iPad 12.9 Pro Too Large for a Student to Use?

The iPad 12.9 is a showstopper. Its Liquid Retina XDR display, incredibly sharp screen, and M1 chip that transforms the iPad into a mini laptop, combine to form a powerful and breath-taking device. However, its price point and the fact the 12.9 version is slightly heavier than the iPad 11 might cause you to think twice – especially if you are a student. So is it worth the extra dollar and pounds? Let’s find out whether it works for you.

  • Advantages

Whether you are a mature student following your life dreams or a freshman starting college, an iPad is one of the most valuable tools you can have. We listed the iPad 12.9 Pro’s top features that can take you from study to entertainment at the touch of a button. 

1. Large Screen

The iPad 12.9 Pro reigns supreme when it comes to size. It boasts the largest screen among all iPads, but it is also the brightest. Thanks to XDR technology, the screen tops the market when for contrast and brightness. The graphics and resolution are sharp and crystal clear. You can replace all your notepads and paper and just carry around the iPad from the lecture hall to the library. Use the iPad to take notes, edit assignments and follow classes. And if you use the Apple Pencil, you can write directly into Pages or Notes. In addition, you can always convert your writing into type-written text.

The iPad 12.9 Pro’s screen is also functional when you want to wind down. Watch a movie, play a game or browse your favorite social media app and get lost in the crisp, sharp images.

2. Camera

Imagine you are in an online study session or meeting with your professor. Apple introduced a new feature called Center Stage technology in the iPad Pro. The front-facing camera digitally tracks your face whenever you move around,  always keeping you in the frame. So whether you need to practice your presentation to your team or explain something on a whiteboard, you will always be at the center of attention.

3. M1 technology

The M1 processor chip gives Macbooks and desktop computers speed and increased functionality. And now, you can find it in iPad Pros. The M1 speeds up the iPad's CPU performance by 50 percent and makes graphics processing 40 percent faster. In addition, the M1 chip makes the iPad more efficient, saving on battery life. Running out of juice in the middle of a lecture or closing off open applications while using heavy processing apps to photo editing, for example, are a thing of the past.

  •  Disadvantages

1. Price

Apple is not known for being cost-effective. However, the iPad Pro 12.9 hits the top of the list regarding price, especially compared to the iPad Pro 11. A 2TB iPad Pro with WiFi and cellular costs $2399, while the iPad 11 Pro costs $2099. You can choose models with less storage, but there is always a price difference of around $300 between the iPad Pro 12.9 and 11 with the same specs.

2. Size and Weight

Aside from the obvious that the iPad Pro 12.9 is larger than the iPad 11,  it is also heavier. The iPad Pro 12.9 is 11 inches high, 8.46 inches wide, and has a depth of 0.25 inches. The WiFi-only version is 1.5 pounds, while WiFi and cellular is 1.51 pounds. Meanwhile, the iPad Pro 11 is 9.74 inches high and 7 inches wide with a 1.03-inch depth. The WiFi-only iPad 11 weighs 1.03 pounds, and the WiFi and cellular is 1.04 pounds.

Is the iPad Pro 12.9 Too Big for Students?

Versatility is one of the iPad's most significant advantages. Its features, including the fact that it is a powerful machine and easy to carry, allow you to make it work for you. The iPad Pro 12.9 Pro will be by your side while you work on a presentation, prepare a research project, or prep for exams. In addition, the iPad Pro 12.9 will seamlessly transition with you from student life to working full time.

In fact, one of the best ways to make the most of your iPad Pro 12.9 is to find a multifunctional cover. You need a case that offers maximum protection and full functionality while being flexible to your needs. The Zugu iPad Pro 12.9 case combines all these factors.

Sleek and elegant, the Zugu iPad Pro 12.9 case takes your iPad to the next level. Built of one of the most durable materials, TPU plastic, the Zugu iPad gives the highest priority to protecting your device. The company guarantees protection against a five-foot fall on concrete. And, if your iPad Pro 12.9 does get damaged while in the Zugu case, they cover the AppleCare+ repair costs.

Also,  the Zugu case goes beyond standard kickstand covers. You can choose between 10 angled slots – each one is fitted with a magnet to hold the back flap firmly. So whether you are taking notes in class or watching a movie in bed, the iPad will stay precisely where you want it to. Charge your Apple Pencil wirelessly and keep it safe in a snug pocket in the back. Let the Zugu case do the work, so you don't have to.