Ipad Mini Side by side quick reference

Hi all. I’m considering moving from an ipad 10.5 inch to an ipad mini for even more portability as i travel a fair bit.

Does side by side still work in landscape mode on the ipad mini?
Would i still be able to work on two files at once?
What’s anyone’s experience with the mini and both writing and editing?
My main work is done on a 13 inch macbook, so this is an adjunct.
Thank you so much!

Yes, and yes.

I recently upsized from a mini to an ipad air because I wanted more of a laptop replacement, but the mini served me amazingly well for years. (My main computer is a desktop Mac Studio.)

I would definitely recommend an external keyboard with the mini, as otherwise the on-screen keyboard obliterates half the screen.