Please help me find enough value in iPads so I can justify getting one.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually love iPads, I love how they look, I love its software, I love its features, I love them! I have been going back and forward about getting one for the past 5 months, at least. I always thought tablets were useless but there is one key feature that changed my mind, and that is digital note taking. Of course, after digging into the tablet world my mind has changed. Going back to the point, if I get an iPad it’s mainly going to be for note taking, I already have a slim and light Surface Laptop to take on the go and my beloved iPhone for media consumption. But here comes the problem; I can’t justify getting an iPad only for note taking, that’s nonsense. And yes, I know they come in all price ranges, but of course my dumbass mind wants only the slim bezels and the actually well thought pencil that doesn’t charge as if you just connected an antenna to the device. I’m obviously talking about the iPad Pro 3rd gen (11′) and yes, I know that’s very picky. That’s an expensive digital piece of paper, because as previously stated, my main focus is note taking. It can’t replace my laptop because I do a lot of Excel with macros and recently started getting into VBA coding, and it won’t replace my phone for media consumption because I always go back to it despite having bigger screens available. So then again, it is an expensive digital piece of paper. I have looked for other options (Surface Book, convertibles, E-Ink tablets) but it seems like iPads are the best shot when looking to simulate a pen and paper smooth experience. I really want to convince myself to get one but can’t justify it. Perhaps you have a better argument than I do to find better value in iPads, if so please let me know what you think. Or maybe you know of a better option, I don’t.
*Note that I’m not into art so I won’t use it for drawing or modeling. I’m a Finance student, I guess that’s why my mind won’t let me get one until I can justify paying for it and also that’s why I need Excel so much. Also, my laptop is my only computer, I don’t have a desktop at home to throw it all the hard work while carrying a tablet elsewhere.