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Is the iPad 12.9 too large for everyday carry and use?

Women have been a hugely underestimated part of the workforce for centuries, but luckily, things are changing. Over the past few years, more and more women have been taking the initiative to start or run a business, giving them financial independence. Last year, more than 1,800 businesses were set up by women daily. In the U.S. alone, more than 12.3 million businesses are owned by women, generating more than $1.8 trillion.

Although it is easy to make the rookie mistake when setting up a business of investing in expensive items or equipment that are not entirely necessary, a good iPad can make a vast difference. Having the right tools to run your own business, especially if it is online, is key to its success. Although you can efficiently work off your mobile phone, it is not quite as comfortable or professional in the long run. A tool such as the iPad Pro 12.9 can elevate your business to the next level. You can walk into any boardroom with your iPad and give a presentation - doing it with your phone can look amateurish. However, this raises the question: is Apple’s largest tablet too much for daily use? Let’s find out.

1. Size Matters

The iPad Pro 12.9 reigns supreme when it comes to screen real estate. The screen is 280 mm long with a width of 241.9 mm. This screen is perfect if you need to work on a presentation, business plan, or update your website from the backend. You can also take advantage of the iPad's split-screen function and keep two apps open simultaneously. Also, typing onscreen is a breeze and comfortable thanks to the online keyboard.

In addition, the iPad Pro 12.9 has the Liquid Retina XDR display, giving you ultra-sharp images and crisp resolution and graphics. The mini-LED backlit display has more than 10,000 LEDs, creating daylight levels of brightness on your screen that you can adjust to your liking. The backlit display allows you to work in direct sunlight while seeing everything perfectly on the screen. This feature takes editing photos or updating your professional social media account on the iPad Pro 12.9 to another level.

2. Portable Laptop

Apple went out of its way to design the iPad Pro 12.9 with the same processing power as a laptop. The device has the M1 chip, also used in the MacBook, giving you a portable laptop. The M1 chip improves storage, giving you up to 2TB of storage space (depending on the model) and faster CPU performance. You can work from anywhere in comfort and ease. The last thing you need when working outside the office or home is a slow machine that creates more problems.

3. Price

Perhaps the iPad Pro 12.9 price point is the greatest deciding factor for anyone. The iPad Pro 12.9 does not come cheap as you can see in the table below:

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi & Cellular

128GB - $1099

128GB - $1299

256GB - $1199

256GB - $1399

512GB - $1399

512GB - $1599

1TB - $1799

1TB - $1999

2TB - $2199

2TB - $2399

 

The highest model in the range has an eye-watering price of $2399, which some argue might be used to purchase a laptop. However, remember that the iPad Pro gives you the same power and features as a laptop while being more portable and accessible. It is much easier to pop your iPad in your briefcase or handbag than a laptop. The iPad is also less cumbersome to use in a coffee shop to send a quick email or upload some photos. It's also great to watch a movie in bed, giving you a cinema-like feels with its excellent graphics, or follow an online fitness class.

4. Weight

The iPad Pro's weight is probably one of the biggest concerns before purchasing the device. Is it too heavy? Is it too bulky to carry around? There is a slight difference between the iPad Pro 11 and 12.9. The 11 Pro Wi-Fi and cellular models weigh 1.04 pounds, while the 12.9 Pro equivalent is 1.51 pounds. In the whole scheme of things, this doesn't weigh much. Even if you use the iPad Pro 12.9 with a cover, which we highly recommend, it won't weigh more than 202 pounds or one kilogram.

The iPad Pro 12.9 might not be the best tool to use if you want to consult your shopping list at the grocery store. However, it will give you and your business the necessary support at all times of the day, and night, thanks to its powerful processing unit, comfortable screen, storage, and transportability.

In fact, protecting your iPad is crucial, especially since it moves and travels with you. The last thing you need is the extra expense of repairing it from a knock or fall. We love the Zugu iPad Pro 12.9 case that provides your iPad with military-grade protection but has a sleek and elegant look. The case is made from TPU plastic and has reinforced edges. The magnetic front flap flips into a kickstand case with ten angles. Each angle has a magnet, holding the case firmly in place. There is no slipping or sliding out of place with the Zugu cover. It also has a pocket for your Apple Pencil to store after charging it wirelessly.