Which iPad to get? (as a student)
I know this question rises quite a lot.
Yet I just can’t seem to figure what will be best for me.
Here’s my situation:
– I study computer science
– I would love to take notes digitally (handwritten tho) since my notes on paper turn out quite unstructured and ugly
– I am hestitating between the 2nd gen iPad pro (10.5 or 12.9) and the 3rd gen iPad pro (11 or 12.9) and lastly a Microsoft Surface Pro
– I own a desktop PC at home and no Laptop yet (which is why the Surface Pro is one of my potential choices too)
Since I will sooner or later need a Laptop to like do group work or code stuff in college I was thinking to either:
-get one of the iPads and a cheap laptop (since I only really need the laptop to code)
– or get the Surface Pro
What boggles my mind is that an iPad pro 12.9 3rd gen is quite a pricy machine if i’ll also have to get an laptop in addition
My summary so far:
iPad pro 12.9 is great for multitasking and taking notes which comes at a price of portability since its such a big device (which may not be a concern with the 3rd gen one since it’s size has been reduced?)
iPad pro 11 is portable but most posts ive seen so far said that they would rather have an iPad pro 12.9 since it would be nicer to take notes on
Surface Pro is great at taking notes and I could also do my group work and coding stuff (but the stylus has more input lag than the one of the iPad pro which would maybe (is it that noticable?) bother me)
Im sorry for the long post, I just wanted to give you guys my thoughts on this so you can kind of understand my situation
I also apologise if my english isn’t the best since english is not my native language
tldr: can’t decide between iPad pro 11 or 12.9 (+cheap laptop for coding) and surface pro for primarily taking handwritten notes and coding in class
Appreciate all your answers from all you wonderful beings.