Alternative to the 12.9

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  1. gavroche macrumors 65816

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    i was seriously wanting the larger 12.9 ipad, but sadly the prices are getting quite rediculous. The specs are amazing, except for that they aren't even necessary for what I (and most people) do with them. I also am getting a bit bored with iOS. But it's been many years since I've owned anything Android or Windows. But the little time I've spent looking at larger tablets doesn't turn up a whole lot. There are tons of tablets in the 7-8 range... But not much over 12".
    So far this one has me curious. Anyone tried this?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/13-5-INCH-...536755?hash=item4b18146433:g:TXsAAOSwlMFZJF-C
     
  2. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    It’s old now, but you could get a great deal on a 12.9 2017 and probably save close to half to hold ya over until you get a 12.9 2018 for a steal next year
     
  3. RickTaylor macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that looks interesting, I've never heard of it before. It ticks off several of my boxes: 3:2 screen ratio, large screen, and active pen. It looks like Lisa Gade did a review of it a year ago.
     
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  5. gavroche thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What do you think? The review makes me a little hesitant... but for that price... tempting
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    Ya... the 2017 12.9 is a good option too..
     
  6. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I would look into the 64GB last-gen 12.9” iPad Pro that B&H is selling for $579. I really don’t think the experience using that Chuwi tablet would be a good one.
     
  7. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I like the features on iOS devices. I like that I can go from iPhone to iPad to Mac. Adding PDFs to Notes or when I copy from one device and paste on another.

    The last time I used a Microsoft tablet and computer I was disappointed.

    I would try to price match the B&H 12.9in IPP for $579 since they don't have any in stock and go with that. That's way cheaper than my 4th Gen iPad.
     
  8. gavroche thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ended up getting a Surface Pro 6. The base model is on sale $799. And I'll keep my older iPad model. It'll be interesting getting familiar with Windows again. It's been a number of years since I had a Windows machine.
    After pricing it out.. one thing stood out to me. I always read some people here blasting Apple for what they charge for storage upgrades. Seems like it's the same pricing increases with windows. It's $200 to go from 128gb to 256. The jump from 512 to 1tb is $400 (can't give an exact price on jump from 256 to 512, since that includes a processor bump from i5 to i7). I don't really think comparing pricing to a self build/component cost is fair, since most people cant/won't do that.
     
  9. secretk macrumors 6502

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    True but Surface has micro sd slot I believe. I always use micro sd card for media storage (or in a laptop I use the HDD for this). So when I buy a device, I consider the storage I need for the apps I want to install (or in a laptop the SSD part). I do the same with my Android phone btw which is why it does not bother me at all that my phone has 32 GB internal storage.

    When it comes to iPads I have to consider both and that does take into account because I need a lot more storage for media consumption than for apps. And I don't need fast storage for media consumption.

    I personally prefer the Microsoft approach, but that's up to personal preferences.

    Yes, you can go to the cloud route but that requires Internet. The other thing is that I find iTunes annoying (at least for Windows it's just not a good solution) and I prefer to not transfer files via iTunes or any software to be honest. I just copy them to the card and then I am free to put the micro SD card in any device I have.
     
  10. gavroche thread starter macrumors 65816

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    U ain’t lying... just checked pricing and you can get a decent speed micro SD card with 256gb storage for like $45. And the slot on the Surface Pro is hidden behind the kick stand in a pretty discreet location. You stick the card in and forget it’s even there.
     

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