1. unique64's Avatar
    I read lots of magazines , books and .... Which iPad pro do u think is the best choice mainly for reading? 12.9 or 9.7?
    04-21-2016 03:02 PM
  2. ftlum's Avatar
    For reading, the 12.9 is great. You don't have to scroll as much. If you need portability or always hold your ipads with one hand, 9.7 is better.
    04-21-2016 05:22 PM
  3. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Yes the 12.9 is like reading a magazine style page.
    04-21-2016 06:09 PM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    I would think the size of the 12.9 would be awkward and a bit heavy after awhile. That's just my opinion.
    04-21-2016 08:00 PM
  5. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Could be but the screen size is great.
    Last edited by Honey Beagle; 04-21-2016 at 10:22 PM.
    04-21-2016 08:43 PM
  6. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I prefer the 12.9" Pro great for content consumption.
    04-21-2016 09:31 PM
  7. tech_fan's Avatar
    I recently acquired both to try out and use. The 12.9 is great for reading magazines and viewing videos and such. It is close to 1.5 pounds. The 9.7 feels like my old iPad2. I will probably go with the 12.9 in the end and return the other.
    04-21-2016 09:54 PM
  8. eyecrispy's Avatar
    For reading, I'd prefer the smaller one. The 12.9 is heavy and clunky. I read on it everyday and if I'm in bed or have to hold it, it gets heavy.
    04-21-2016 10:08 PM
  9. Elim's Avatar
    Ebooks: for me the 12.9 is here to big and heavy. I do it now cause I want to have only one device for all (beside my phone) but for one page it's to big and the lines are then to long for a compfortable reading. And two pages (like I do now) is still a little bit strange. For ebooks only I would recommend the 9.7.
    Comics: For american formats its also to big but for europeans it's perfect cause they use mostly a format which is equal to the 12.9. But here the two-page-layout makes more sense and for some books which uses two pages it's great. So, for comics I would take a 12.9.
    Magazins and newspapers: great (but also depending on the app) - take the 12.9.
    04-23-2016 05:25 AM
  10. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I've owned multiple 9.7" iPads and they've all been great readers. The 9.7" Pro has better anti-reflective coating on the display than the 12.9" Pro (or any other iPad for that matter). This should result in a better reading experience in brightly lit areas, although I've yet to experience it myself. I should state that I don't own either Pro model.
    As others have said, I can see the 12.9" Pro feeling heavy and awkward to hold for reading over a long period of time. Nonetheless, that big display is awesome.
    04-23-2016 06:11 AM
  11. Richard Spafford's Avatar
    I have both and have read on both, but I'd say the 9.7 is more for reading, and the 12.9 for viewing/drawing/work. Both are great (as far as a tablet goes) for listening.
    04-23-2016 12:15 PM
  12. unique64's Avatar
    Good advice. Thanks a lot.
    04-23-2016 04:26 PM
  13. unique64's Avatar
    Good advice. Thanks a lot.
    04-23-2016 04:28 PM
  14. unique64's Avatar
    I have both and have read on both, but I'd say the 9.7 is more for reading, and the 12.9 for viewing/drawing/work. Both are great (as far as a tablet goes) for listening.
    Good advice . It was so helpful for me.
    04-23-2016 04:33 PM
  15. Robster33's Avatar
    12.9 is great for papers/magazines/websites/, heaps better in split view, size doesn't worry me as I read in a lounge chair or at my office desk. If you stand and read ebooks the mini 4 would be the go no the pro's. Or get a kindle for ebooks that's what I do, can read in sun too.
    05-02-2016 05:34 AM
  16. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I always think the bigger the better.
    05-02-2016 11:19 PM

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