Before I begin this piece, I must admit that I have been a big proponent of hybrid notebooks, like the Microsoft Surface and have wanted Apple to take this direction with iPads for the longest time. The iPad Pro which Apple launched a couple of years ago was a case of Apple listening to its long-time users who longed for a more functional experience allowing the iPad to be used in a work space, managing heavy duty workloads. The keyboard, and the larger canvas made things more palatable for such users, however, the consensus was that Apple hadn’t done enough to iOS, the operating system underpinning the tablet, to make it an ideal fit for a workspace environment. But that’s not the case anymore after having used iOS 11, in a beta state albeit, for the last week or so on my iPad Pro. It closes the gap between what one can achieve on macOS, while offering the portability and straight forward no-nonsense usability of the iPad. For a journalist like me, this truly makes the iPad Pro a legit ultrabook replacement as I haven’t lugged around my MacBook Pro in the last week or so, for work. Let me explain this in greater detail.