Why I chose my iPad pro version

I use the first generation iPad Pro 12.9-inch, 128GB, wifi model. I’ve always preferred the A4 paper size for my note-taking. It only made sense to get the 12.9-inch version. It is exactly the size of an A4 paper. It is portable (some will disagree) yet big enough for mind mapping. I can fit a lot of information on a single page. For mind maps, the bigger the screen, the better.

Split view decreases the screen available for each app to use. That is why I didn’t go for the 9.7-inch iPad pro. I use my iPad as both my textbook and notebook simultaneously, especially when I am not at home. Studying on the go is much easier on the bigger screen.

I picked the 128GB simply because I didn’t want the 32GB. I would have preferred 64GB though. I am hoping the bigger storage means I can keep my iPad pro for longer. So far I have only used 32GB for my notes and textbooks.

To minimise distractions, I bought the wifi version. My iPad Pro is primarily a notebook. Paying an extra $300 for LTE is not worth it. It might even make me less productive. Most places I study from (my room, the library) have wifi. An internet connection is readily available most of the time.

  1. All the reasons you mention for going paperless can be achieved on MS Surface Pro 6 too. I find MS Surface Pro product more conducive to student use because of the kick-stand, the keyboard and now with Surface Pro X, you can store and charge the slim pen in the keyboard:

  2. There are many products on the market to go paperless now. What matters if you find one that works for you.

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