10.5” (iPad Air) or 11” (iPad Pro)
I am a solo attorney. Presently, I use a 1st generation 16gb iPad Air for annotating PDFs/docs, reading news, legal research, emails, some MS Word writing and doc editing, occasionally watching videos, some legal research, and browsing the web. I use it with a Logitech K380 keyboard if I am sitting at a flat surface.
As iPad OS now allows mouse use, I am interested in upgrading (I’ve also noticed some lagging; it runs the latest version of iOS 12), and regardless of which the above referenced models, there’s a .8”-1.3” increase in screen size with essentially the same size/footprint.
Anyhow, was wondering if anyone has thoughts on whether the 10.5” iPad Air or 11” iPad Pro makes the most sense? Have also thought about just the basic iPad, but am not crazy about the A10 processor in it. Ideally, I want to buy something that would not be (completely) obsolete until 2025 or so. It appears that Apple will likely be releasing new iPad models next month.
Anyhow, curios if anyone has insight here. I try to be as economical and efficient as possible, but also not a luddite when it comes to new technology.