> On Oct 18, 2016, at 10:00 AM, Bruce Walker <bruce.wal...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Now _that_ would be worth the upgrade to me. You'd think the marketing > folks would have emphasized that as a bullet point, but I guess it's > not sexy enough.
What sells units is features, unfortunately. Runs counter to my intuition and logic too. I don't need many features, I like solid incremental improvement on a sound feature base. >> (An iPad Pro is now pretty much my 'standard computer' other than for >> photographic and publishing work.) > > I carry my iPad around the house with me for checking email and such, > so yeah, I get that. But I don't try to do anything creative with it. > Nothing that requires typing or "mousing". > > (Doing anything creative using a touchscreen is like trying to set a > dining table for eight wearing boxing gloves. You might think you are > starting to do okay until you get to the wine glasses.) I have the keyboard cover for the iPad Pro. I'm typing this on it now. It's a very nice keyboard, actually, even the small one on this 9.7 inch model. (I have a 12.3 inch model as well, but I don't carry it around as much.) I've written one and a half books on this iPad and put together presentations, a few slide shows, a few spreadsheets, etc etc. I've also created videos and integrated music, talk-over narration, etc. With a good drawing app and a stylus, I can draw or work the screen to whatever resolution you might want (although I'm a pretty horrible sketch artist according to my sketch artist friends...). So I can't really agree with your analogy of 'wearing boxing gloves' or 'doing anything creative' being difficult. It's pretty easy as a matter of fact. Well crafted apps and good peripherals enable a lot. I wouldn't discount them. Crappy apps and just a touchscreen aren't entirely adequate for everything; a modern computer without a good mouse or touch pad, a good keyboard, etc, is pretty useless too. G -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.