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Thoughts? Ipad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen) 64GB $799

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Thoughts? Ipad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen) 64GB $799

My local LD has the Ipad Pro 12.9 (2nd Gen) 64GB Silver on clearance for $799.

Seems like a good price but wanted to check with my fellow RFDers first.
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It is a reasonable deal if you need that size and size of the screen is your primary concern. It is still a very nice tablet and you are paying a lot less compared to a brand new model.

My rationality focus on the price. The price is reasonable. You won't get it much cheaper even if you go for 2nd hand.

So if this unit is right for you I would say go for it.
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Cucumference wrote: It is a reasonable deal if you need that size and size of the screen is your primary concern. It is still a very nice tablet and you are paying a lot less compared to a brand new model.

My rationality focus on the price. The price is reasonable. You won't get it much cheaper even if you go for 2nd hand.

So if this unit is right for you I would say go for it.
Well now you have me thinking... they have the 10.5 on for $599. Not as good as the $599 Costco deal for a 256GB but not to bad either, especially since 64GB is plenty for a cloud storage and streamer like myself.
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blyndfyre wrote: Well now you have me thinking... they have the 10.5 on for $599. Not as good as the $599 Costco deal for a 256GB but not to bad either, especially since 64GB is plenty for a cloud storage and streamer like myself.
If you don't need that size then I would suggest not to go for iPad Pro gen 2. It was fast at the time but it is nothing speical anymore. Even the lastest normal iPad perform similarly to iPad Pro 2nd gen. You could just get the latest iPad Air. Which outperform the old iPad 10.5.

https://www.macrumors.com/guide/2019-10 ... -ipad-pro/
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Cucumference wrote: If you don't need that size then I would suggest not to go for iPad Pro gen 2. It was fast at the time but it is nothing speical anymore. Even the lastest normal iPad perform similarly to iPad Pro 2nd gen. You could just get the latest iPad Air. Which outperform the old iPad 10.5.

https://www.macrumors.com/guide/2019-10 ... -ipad-pro/
The kicker for me is the quad speakers. Really like having stereo speakers on both sides.
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blyndfyre wrote: The kicker for me is the quad speakers. Really like having stereo speakers on both sides.
The quad speakers are awesome. I love mine

I say go for it. Like what I originally said. Long as you are not trying to get "ipad pro performance" and just looking for the quality screen and features.
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Cucumference wrote: The quad speakers are awesome. I love mine

I say go for it. Like what I originally said. Long as you are not trying to get "ipad pro performance" and just looking for the quality screen and features.
Looking for quad speakers and a nice display and something decent to draw on, mainly for my kids who love drawing.

Performance isn't an issue as it will mostly consume media.

Do you have the iPad Pro 10.5 or 12.9 second gen? I read there is a difference between the two in sound quality, especially bass, with the 12.9 being superior.
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I have the 12.9. I don't know how it compare with 10.5
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The 12.9” is very big. Very awkward to use if not on a table IMO.

If portability and hand-holdability matters at all to you, the 10.5” has a big advantage.

For the record, I have the 2017 10.5”, and my friend has the 2018 12.9” (which is smaller than the 2017 12.9”). He loves his 12.9” though so YMMV.

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