iPad Air vs pro 2020

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Please guide. My primary usage will be photo and video editing (moderate), content creation in Wordpress and adobe illustrator and basic keynote and note functionality. Fondest regards
 

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Air is a bargain, if you are not drawing. Pro gives the feel that you are actually drawing on a paper. But for other use cases like photo and video editing Air already has the same color accurate screen on the Pro and for anything like word the extra fast screen isn't necessary. If you don't want to spend too much on the Pro, then Air would suffice most use cases well. That depth sensor isn't much of a use unless you are into interior designing or something similar.
 
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For photo and video editing, in my view , its much better to use a PC / laptop rather than a tablet.

The new Macbook Air had received excellent reviews.
 
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I use my MacBook Air for the intensive editing. I am considering iPad for a mobile solution that can be used on the go. Thanks for the input
 
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Air is a bargain, if you are not drawing. Pro gives the feel that you are actually drawing on a paper. But for other use cases like photo and video editing Air already has the same color accurate screen on the Pro and for anything like word the extra fast screen isn't necessary. If you don't want to spend too much on the Pro, then Air would suffice most use cases well. That depth sensor isn't much of a use unless you are into interior designing or something similar.
Thanks for replying. How much do the display and frame rate differ in real world ? Any idea ?
 
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Suggest try DP Review forums.

There are many experts on photo / video editing on their forum. It's a friendly and helpful place for photographers.
 
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Thanks for replying. How much do the display and frame rate differ in real world ? Any idea ?
You get noticeably much smoother UI with the pro as it has 120hz refresh rate. M not sure with games, but while editing an image or a video mostly u don't need it. But if you draw on thr ipad then pro gives the feel that you are drawing on a paper due to its higher refresh rate
 
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You get noticeably much smoother UI with the pro as it has 120hz refresh rate. M not sure with games, but while editing an image or a video mostly u don't need it. But if you draw on thr ipad then pro gives the feel that you are drawing on a paper due to its higher refresh rate
That’s a point to ponder upon. Thanks again
 
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Ipad air 4 also gets the laminated screen (liquid retina display) hence its at par with the pro except the refresh rate (ProMotion technology in apple's terms ) which is not a deal breaker for drawing. Since it gets the same screen, it supports the pencil-2, similar in terms of drawing as compared to pro.
 
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