Will I switch to the 15-Inch Macbook Air? And my new iPad Pro.

Jason Snell – Six Colors

I wish I had more to say about the new 15-inch MacBook Air, but really, the best compliment I can give it is that it’s just as great as the 13-inch model I reviewed last summer. I liked that laptop so much that I bought one for myself. Now Apple sells that same computer but with a 15.3-inch display. If you’ve hesitated to consider buying a MacBook Air because its screens always seemed a bit too cramped, you now have another option. If you’ve always wanted a bigger display but didn’t want to pay more than $1000 for the privilege, your time is now.

I don’t think so. I’m perfectly content with my 13” M1 MacBook Air. The whole point of the Air to me is to be sleek and tiny, but I’m happy for those of you who wanted a larger MacBook Air.

That being said, I've been seriously leaning into using my iPad Air 4th generation as my primary computing device lately. I’ve discovered that I prefer the combination of a keyboard, trackpad, and touch interface compared to just a keyboard and trackpad. Additionally, I've set up Drafts as my primary writing space and configured actions with keyboard shortcuts that replicate many of the automations I use on my Mac.

Since my MacBook Air is the model preceding the M series, I decided to upgrade to the new M2 11-inch iPad Pro with 128 GB of storage. Initially, I considered the 256 GB model, but since I'm currently using only 28 GB of the 256 GB on my Air, I saved $100 by choosing the 128 GB Pro. On a side note, the 100 GB Pro was only about $50 more expensive than the 256 GB M1 Air.

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