I really like iPads but, once again, I find myself going back to a Mac. I’ve tried on a couple of occasions to go strictly iOS and mostly it works fine until that one little thing that’s trivial on a Mac and nearly (or actually) impossible to do on iOS.
So I got the entry level M1 MacBook Air. After I trade in my iPad Pro I’ll have paid about half the list cost. I’ll just pick up an iPad mini when Apple updates them this fall.