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ZircoBen

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Hi all,

I’m considering getting a basic iPad for use around the home. I’m very comfortable with the used market and just want to get something that will get software support for at least a couple more years and that preferably costs less than $150-200 on the used market.

What older iPads are you all rocking, and what recommendations do you have?

Thank you!
Ben
 

rui no onna

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iPad 8th gen or 9th gen.

Skip the 32GB storage model though. iPadOS has gotten bloated enough that almost 2/3 of that capacity will likely be used up by system+other.
 
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ZircoBen

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Good to know; thank you both! If you were to stretch your budget a bit more, what would you get?
 

rui no onna

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Good to know; thank you both! If you were to stretch your budget a bit more, what would you get?

Mine’s kind of a huge stretch as I’d want to get M1/8GB RAM minimum so either 2021 iPad Pro or 2022 iPad Air 5th gen.

Not sure what the prices are like on the 2020 iPad Pro (A12Z/6GB) but those are decent, too.
 
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GregoryIsom

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I recommend the M1 iPad Pro 11 inch. ProMotion Display is worth it, even when shopping on a budget.
 
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