This morning I went to the Apple Store at Canton Road and tried out the iPad Pro and I must say that it is a "big" device.
Trust me I knew that it was going to be big but I didn't expect it to feel awkward. This device if anyone plans to get one will most likely want to use it at home. There is no way you will be able to use it a restaurant nor would you want to use it while walking on the street or commuting by MTR or Taxi. It is just too big.
The biggest disappoint for me as I honestly had my heart set to buy one this morning, is that the Pencil is not available now. You will have to wait for 2 to 3 weeks for it. Until then what do you do with an oversized iPad? I had to leave the store without an iPad Pro for now. Big disappointment.
On the positive note, the iPad Pro is fast and felt very smooth while using. The keyboard cover is a must have because there is no way one would use the iPad Pro solely as a tablet. It will be a big waste.
The pencil is also very nice to use and it did feel comfortable to use. This is why I am saying that had the pencil been in stock today, I would be having the iPad Pro 128GB with me now.
The screen was also very clear as expected.
The weight is not an issue at all as it is not so heavy. The main issue is the size. You have to get used to it and if you don't, you will have a problem.
Due to the size I would think the space grey model will be ideal. I just don't like seeing a huge white surface in front of me. Think of it as having a white color TV at home. Yuck.
Later today I am going to check out the Surface Pro 4 at Fortress and then will make my comparison.
I think the iPad Pro pencil though I have not yet tried the Surface Pro 4 yet, is better.
However, Surface Pro 4 is using Windows 10 Pro, will have better use and longevity. Moreover, I don't see any use of iPad Pro 32gb model as it is way too small. You can only get to use 23gb out of the box and that is no good for a pro model. Surface Pro 4 has more storage options plus micrSD card support.
iPad has Apple backing and very good warranty support (Apple Care).