After a few days of using the new iPad Air with the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil 2, I am glad to say that it is much closer to a laptop. It has neat features and design that makes it so much more closer to a laptop replacement. But that is not the full story. Find our more in this long-ish iPad Air review.
I’m back in my hotel in Paddington, London now. Just finished with a work meeting and my schedule is now free. I like being alone in a foreign country. Allows me to truly explore small places where I can’t go if I were to bring family along.
I’ve spent the whole day planning around this meeting. It was set at 2pm which makes going out for sight seeing to be tedious at best. Also, it is almost winter now in London so the bitter cold air, dampness and overall general weariness hung on to the day like stubborn cobwebs in a dirty barn. I’ve soiled my sneakers and jeans when I took a morning walk to Kensington High Street for shopping. I had packed super light for the trip and wanted to get a thick long-sleeve t-shirt to sleep in because I’ve brought an Airism wife-beater by mistake.
had been bitten by the upgrade bug for a notebook. I was looking for something
to replace the very reliable Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 that I had been using
everyday since it was launched as the main daily driver at work. My must-haves
were simple. The following are compulsory features that I am looking for:-
Light (I had really grown to like
the ultra portability of the Surface Pro line of computers);
Large high resolution screen (not
necessarily 4k but definitely not 16:9 as I had found the 3:2 form factor to be
ideal for work and photography); and
Powerful enough to handle my daily
work routine (which could range from creating Powerpoint presentations to
analyzing complex Excel worksheets to occasionally editing photos on Lightroom).
I’m using and have owned various Apple products through the years. I’m typing this blog post on an iPad Pro that is tethered to my iPhone 6S Plus while regularly checking my Apple Watch to ensure that I don’t miss my next appointment. When I get home, I watch Netflix on my TV via an Apple TV and then check my emails on my iMac before I go to bed.
Apple marked its 40 years of existence with a, well, nothing. For most companies, a milestone is a cause for celebration, or atleast, an opportunity to sell more items through an anniversary themed promotion. But not Apple. It chooses to celebrate this occasion by doing nothing.