Apple's latest iPad Pro models are available here. But that does not mean that's what to choose if you buy an Apple Tablet this holiday season. There are actually five iPads you can choose from right now: iPad 9or (in two sizes) is the top choice, but the and the aging are both still out there.
The big angry decision is the forthcomingwhich includes some . So, with that in mind, let's consider what to do if you're thinking about getting an iPad right now.
First: Do you want a tablet or laptop?
Know that the iPad ecosystem has lots of amazing apps, generally good performance, and iPads are truly portable. But none of them really made the leap to be a mini-MacBook yet. Boundaries to iOS mean that only two apps can be used side by side at one time, and no iPad works with a mouse or touchpad. iPads can do a lot of things and may be your everyday computer to watch video, web surfing, social media and email, but they can not replace your Mac or Windows PC's full flexibility. If you want a touchscreen table that works like a more traditional computer, get aor or something similar.
Do you still want an iPad? Good, let's break your choices.
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The best choice points by far: 9.7-inch iPad (2018)
The Daily Keywas released back in the spring, confusingly called "iPad", now supports Apple's excellent pressure sensitive pen stylus and has a 201-year A10 processor, which is good enough for most needs. It can handle multitasking, and it has many excellent accessories, including Bluetooth keyboard. Even better, it's for sale for as little as $ 250 ($ 80 of the regular list price). It's still the best choice for the average person, especially since the new iPad Pro, even at the smallest configuration, costs more than twice as much.
Best bet: Get it with 128GB of storage space, which is $ 100 more but will be far better than the small 32GB in the bass model. (You must also budget $ 70 foror $ 100 for 1st Gen Apple Pencil if you want to exert your artistic feelings.)
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If you have the money and want to beta-test the future: 2018 iPad Pro
The newestmodels have crazy speed, a lot of mini-screen and support an improved Apple Pencil which magnetically loads from the side of the tablet. But iPad Pro is more expensive and climbs well over $ 1000 if you buy the new Pencil, a keyboard cover and runs for 256GB of storage, which I would recommend over 64GB if you're serious about this being a casual computer. 128 GB would have been a perfect storage size, but Apple does not offer that configuration in iPad Pro. It's the best iPad but limited use of USB-C and lack of truly optimized apps that make the most of their new processor means you might want to wait a little bit here if you have not died to get an iPad Pro and know what its limitations are. Artists looking for serious image processing are the best match. (And remember: the cheaper iPad mentioned above can use the older pen stylus.)
The Big Reasons to Go Pro:
- The Pro display has a up to 120Hz screen like soft rolls and has advantages for pencil precision. The screen is more seamlessly connected to the glass, which also contributes to good touchscreen work. (They are the most subtle differences.)
- The new iPad devices have smaller elements and fit more screen.
- Better four-speaker and stereo sound, compared to the iPad speakers on beginners.
- New Pencil Charges
- The A12X processor is much faster.
- The cameras are enhanced (and they shoot 4K video and also make portrait mode for the front. It's basically close to the iPhone XR.
- The USB-C connects to a wide range of accessories and chargers (but not all). ] A smart Smart Connector allows things like Apple's Smart Keyboard Cover to be attached without the need for Bluetooth or separate charging.
- Face ID
Big Reasons to Go Pro:
- No Headphone Output
- iOS 12 does not work as much as possible and USB-C is not as flexible as you think
- Is not true to be a laptop (no touchpad / mouse support)
- Need a brand new pen
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12.9 or 11?
The two new iPad Professionals come in two sizes that are more similar to one year ago. The 12.9-inch model is smaller, with the same screen. The 11-inch is about the same as last year's 10.5-inch Pro, but adds more screen to the body. 12.9 still feels a bit too big for me, and it is also more expensive. I think the 11-inch version is a better bet for most, but of course it's a personal preference. (We've just reviewed the 12.9-inch iPad Pro so far, but saw the 11-inch version at Apple's event.)
Storage: 64GB for some, 256GB can be too much
Choosing the right storage space can be annoying. The base of the 64GB model in iPad Pro is "enough" for everyday needs, but if you're considering making video or advanced photo editing, it's likely to feel limiting … and iPads do not have upgradeable storage and can not use external devices (anyway, anyway). 128GB would be nice, but instead, Apple offers 64, 256, 512 and 1TB levels. 256 is the best landing point. Just go ahead if you know you're a professional who needs the extra space of a certain reason.
Accessories: save some space for a keyboard (and maybe a pencil)
Apple's new styling upgrade design is the nicest with the new iPads, and it's not included in the box. It's an extra $ 129, hardly cheap. In fact, only artists and artistic users should consider it, but you will be sure to check if you buy a Pro. The same goes for keyboard options: Apple's smart smartphone folio is one of the only new accessories that uses the new Pros magnetic magnetic connector. But the target costs $ 180-200. (You can also connect a Bluetooth keyboard, but then it would not be so lap-friendly). Additionally, the included USB-C charging cable does not work in the iPad Pro Video Output Box. You need a separate USB-C video output level cable. Or maybe you want to get a basic USB-C dongle to split up to HDMI and USB options.
How about last year's 10.5-inch iPad Pro?
from 2017 is still sold and remains strong. It has the same faster up to 120Hz screen technology as the new iPad Pro as well. That said, $ 650 for that model compared to $ 799 for this year's 11-inch version does not seem like a discount for a device with an older processor and not just a design, plus no USB-C support. The upgraded 256GB version costs the same $ 799 as 64GB of new iPad Pro 11-inch. However, if there is a sale, it is a temptation to go for.
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