My employer recently found themselves in a place where they were looking to staff a particular project, specifically with a resource who had previously been removed from that project (and that resource was happy to be removed)…however, previously mentioned resource is now in a position for demands to be heard because the company has a need to address. During a conversation with said resource, one might advise that while they’re not actually in a position to negotiate, this is the closest they’ll ever be (at least with their current employer) to being able to negotiate. That juxtaposition—the closeness of the thing to the actual thing—is how I’d describe the iPad Pro 10.5 relative to a real laptop.
As luck would have it, I was given the opportunity to get my hands on a third-party keyboard that I was interested in, the subject of a later review which I’ll post in the coming weeks. The one caveat, though, was that it is a keyboard specifically designed for the Surface Pro 3 or Surface Pro 4—something I didn’t have…at the time.
I’ve found that when pondering adding a tablet to your tech gadget repertoire, the most difficult question to answer is often “why:” Why do you need one? Why get a device that only does passably well what your laptop or phone already does? These questions hover around the notion of trying to determine what niche a tablet truly serves.