IPad OS is a giant upgrade
IPadOS is phenomenal
I’ve obviously not had all kinds of time to kick the tires but iPadOSes desktop class browsing is a god damned panacea for me.
When I bought my iPad Pro my school was a Microsoft shop with paper the definitive version of everything. If an administrator wanted to see my lesson plans she was asking for a binder they could look through. And my iPad was fine.
The Next school year we got Chromebooks and Google Apps, and I was like fine I’ll just use the apps in place of Office and well that sucked. The Quality of those apps is a lot lower than the MS office ones and even well below the web versions of those. Also we had an online curriculum that just wouldn’t show anything but no for iPad no matter what I tried.
I loved certain things about it, but just couldn’t get over the frustration of the browser and they seemed to have fixed all the issues. Everything works now, and better than I imagined they would. Even in touch stuff like Sheets works but it’s not quite perfect. There’s other stuff here and there I like on iPad OS. I haven’t even tried hooking up a mouse because the pencil handles that well enough for me.
There’s lots of other little stuff. The little keyboard floating over my apps, the slight change to bulk mail selection, changes to sharing etc. it’s a lot of subtle stuff but it’s fantastic across the board.
I don’t want to get too lost in the can it replace your laptop but like for me this really made up the difference.