I am an upcoming freshman in college (Bio Major). I have never really been excited about apple products before the 2018 iPad Pro. I have always thought of them as mediocre at best and none have never tickled my fancy. This all changed once the 2018 iPad Pro came out; I instantly fell in love and saved for it. I bought the 12.9-inch 256gb ($857) model and the apple pencil ($85) a few weeks ago.
My goal with the iPad was to start writing notes with the apple pencil and ditch paper all together. However, as time passed, I began to question my decision. I really enjoy the way a pen or pencil glides across paper and that lovely tactile feedback. Since it’s summer I haven’t been writing too much and only used the apple pencil a handful of times and writing with it seems fine. My only worry is that once college begins and I must consistently take notes, is the iPad just going to become a nuisance?
I have the option to return the iPad for a full refund within a 60-day period, which ends right before school starts. Should I return it and go for an upgrade on my laptop and stick to hand- written notes? I know in the end it all comes down to personal preference, but I just wanted to see if anyone has any wisdom to share.