By David Becker
Tablets are becoming more popular due to more people wanting something small and portable, while still having the product work correctly. With that said, after testing out multiple iPad models, I have now come to my own conclusion as to which iPad makes for the best blogging device.
The winner is the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with it’s excellent smart keyboard. It simply allows you to get writing done and in a professional manner. Bloggers can open up Pages, choose their template, and begin to blog. Apple’s smart keyboard makes it even better with its easily foldable keyboard/cover. When the time comes, bloggers can fold-open their tablets and begin to write.
Another thing this tablet has that makes it better than it’s competition like the Microsoft Surface, is iOS 9. Being able to navigate and have two apps open at once on the same screen is incredibly useful. Windows and Surfaces have had this feature for a long time now, but iOS 9’s version of this looks better and is easier to do. In addition to that, there’s also the picture-in-picture mode that allows users to watch TV shows, movies, and videos on the same screen while doing other tasks. I know for a fact that the Surface cannot compete with that.
Some would probably wonder why I did not choose the bigger 12.9-inch iPad Pro and there is a specific reason for it. It’s nice to have a big screen like that, but bloggers are the type of people who want something small, and like the iPhone 6S Plus, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is clearly too big to meet that criteria.
Lastly, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has a beautiful camera. Apple gave it a 12 megapixel camera with the ability to record in 4K. Bloggers need to be able to have a great camera for photo-taking, and what better way to do that than to do take the pictures directly from the device they are blogging from.
All in all, for what you get in such a small device, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in my opinion, is the best tablet for bloggers. With its slim form factor, portability, the option for an Apple Smart Keyboard, camera, and blogging related apps in the App Store (WordPress, Weebly, Blogo, Squarespace, etc), this is the best tablet for bloggers. And for only $599 for the baseline 32GB model, you can’t go wrong!