They are right. If you want the form factor of a laptop computer, a Macbook Air would probably make more sense.
But as those of you who follow my blog know, I have long used my iPad as a sketchkbook and more. I have been waiting for the iPad Pro for a couple of years (I resisted upgrading my old iPad serveral times). I need a form factor that allows me to lay the screen flat and draw on its surface. Whenever I used my wife's laptop I found myself reaching for the screen to indicate what I wanted.
To have the functionality of an iPad with the speed and power of a laptop is just what I need. Add in an Apple pencil with true pressure sensitivity and tilt sensing, it's a no brainer for me.
But I wasn't sure how much it would actually change the artistic process…until I did this painting. It was fast, fluid, and fun. And I really think that the outcome is different than what I could (or at least “would”) have done before.
As a bonus I am writing this post on my new removable keyboard.
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