iPadOS 13.x turns a lowly iPad into a lowly Mac-like notebook.
Apple has added more functions that are Mac-like in capability. Mouse and keyboard support. Split-screen. Easier access to multiple apps on the display. Match up an iPad Pro with similar storage and size to a MacBook Pro and you get a price tag that is similar, too.
You can spend $1,900 on a Mac-like iPad Pro, or less than $400 on an iPad Mac-wannabe.