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Apple |OT| TV/Arcade/iPad/mac/iPhone

TheGreatLeon

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Total Apple Whore here - I have a Xs, Apple TV 4k, Ipad Pro (10.5 inch) , Apple Watch series 4, Airpods Pro

But I also have a Surface Pro (2017 or 5 but they never officially called it the 5 for some reason) and when I got the Surface Pro, ya know, I didn't know what to expect. I just wanted something that could surf the web and maybe do some tablet stuff on and maybe even some very light gaming. So I got the i5 version with 8 gb of ram. It's been an excellent device but I want to upgrade.

So now I'm kinda shopping between a new ipad pro and a new surface pro. I gotta say, right now, I'm still leaning towards getting a new Surface Pro. I love the new Ipad Pro trackpad case. It looks great. The iPad Pro looks amazing and I want one but I also want this device to really be my laptop replacement going forward. I gotta be honest, I just don't think Ipad Pro has closed the gap with Surface Pro enough in this regard.

It's kinda odd what separates the two devices for me. The built-in kickstand is actually a really big deal to me. I love being able to rip-off the keyboard and stick my Surface on like a book case where I only have about a single inch of space and put on a show or youtube while I'm working or cleaning in that room or whatever. For the Surface Pro, this is no problem. For the Ipad Pro, it's impossible. Which really sucks because as a media consumption device, the Ipad Pro is obviously worlds better but the physical device lacks the real world versatility that my Surface Pro provides me. I also really like the Surface Pro keyboard. I like how it snaps and sits at an angle against the screen rather than flat on the table. I remember being blown away when I got this in 2017, I didn't expect the keyboard to be good enough to make me not consider getting a laptop. I also like that the Surface Pro runs Steam games and that its rugged. I've never felt like my Surface Pro needs a case.

But that Apple ecosystem, man. Once you are in, you never want to leave. And I'm sure what Apple is doing with the touchpad/mouse support is going to be awesome. If Apple would just put a kickstand on the Ipad (which will NEVER happen) and get alittle more serious about gaming, this wouldn't even be a discussion right now. Ugh.

I don't know just wanted to kick this out to the fanbase to see what they think.
 

Moshimo

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I recently traded in my Samsung Galaxy S9+ for an Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max. Loving the shit out of it so far. I’ve become a firm believer of Apple after I got my iPad Pro 3rd Gen 12.9. I’m waiting on that sweet ass Magic Keyboard to come out next month so I can ditch my broken down laptop and Paint Shop and start using Photoshop on the iPad Pro since I’ll finally have a trackpad and a impeccable keyboard to go along with it. I currently have the Brydge Pro Keyboard, but it’s just not that great compared to Apple’s new Magic offering. When I get my stimulus check, I am also going to buy an Apple Watch Series 5 to go with my iPhone and maybe some AirPods Pro. Damn, I am sucker for Apple products now.
 
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Moshimo

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I want it now! Lol. I’ll be able to write and do my graphics a ton better when I get the Magic Keyboard and Photoshop. I simply cannot wait for it, It’s going to be fucking awesome, guys.