Best Buy Now Selling the 12.9" iPad Pro for $100 off...

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  1. gatorknight904 macrumors regular

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    I was looking to get the 128gb 9.7 inch for $749 but now the 12.9 inch is just $849... Best Buy just added to the iPad Pro madness hahaha. I bet Apple is hating this right now.

    I will probably stick with the 9.7 but now it feels even more over priced....Should I wait until the 9.7 drops in price at retailers outside of Apple?
     
  2. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I was looking at that too! o_O Just wondering about the size and weight. I use my 4th gen all the time. It is great for browsing the web in bed or on the couch. The 12.9" is a little heavier. I too was looking into the 128gb 9.7" IPP. even with the 2gb of ram. Ugh decision, decisions.
     
  4. masotime macrumors 68000

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    If you prefer the 9.7" form factor, I'd suggest you wait for a better deal on it :). Well that's what I'm going to do anyway...
     
  5. family_guy macrumors newbie

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    I have a feeling the 9.7 Pro will drop in price pretty quickly. It's not going to be a hot item compared to the Air 2.
     
  6. gatorknight904 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow! I have never seen prices drop this fast for an apple product. It is really making me consider waiting for the 9.7 pro and I am usually an early adopter. However, I do think its the huge screen size of the 12.9 that has created all this excess stock around the country. Not sure the 9.7 will follow this trend.
     
  7. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    how do you find the bigger IPP? did you come from an older iPad? Did it take a while to adjust to it? Do apps look like crap or the same? Looks as if you are wanting to go back to the normal size. I am just curious
     
  8. masotime macrumors 68000

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    The bigger iPP is pretty good for media consumption, but it loses out quite a bit in portability. I like the Pencil and Smart Keyboard, but it's definitely not a carry-it-comfortably device, even within your home. Apps just need time to get updated, but so far many of them are coming around (Youtube, etc.)

    I'm a huge iPad fan, so I always get all variants. I wouldn't say I want to "go back" to the normal size - more like it fills a hole for a more portable iPad which isn't as small as the iPad mini. I'm actually less impressed with using "pro" features on the smaller iPad - the keyboard is going to be a lot harder to type on for the smaller 9.7" size - see Anandtech's hands on. Also, the smaller size makes it less comfortable to use for writing - the 12.9" is actually a lot closer to the size of a A4 or US Letter piece of paper.

    I still consider the 9.7" "Pro" just a marketing stunt - it's much more an iPad Air 3 than an iPad Pro mini.
     
  9. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    Masotime, Thanks a lot for your input. :) I primarily use it at home. so portability not a huge factor. I also really want to use the pencil and start doing some digital drawing/artwork. I have heard and seen that it is awesome for that. Maybe the bigger size would benefit me in that aspect and just keep my existing one for bedside reading browsing until a future price drop or upgrade of the 9.7" model. best of both worlds. ;) If Best Buy will price match Staples that really is a hard bargain to pass up. $50 more for twice the memory alone. :eek: Also, I am coming from a 4th gen experience so anything I choose will be a huge upgrade I am sure.
     
  10. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    If Staples drops the price of the 128gb 9.7 IPP by $150 as well in a few months, I'm buying one.
     
  11. Kurri macrumors 6502

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    this is a great deal. I think the 4gb ram is the reason i'm going for the 12.9. Thanks for the link
     
  12. WeemanWise macrumors 6502

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    Awesome. I think I am going to go with this now instead of the 9.7" Only $50 more for a bigger screen, 2 gb more ram and the possibility for USB 3 transfer speeds. not as good of cameras or flash but I don't care, I have an iPhone for that.
     
  13. off_piste macrumors 6502a

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    Too bad staples doesn't sell the LTE variant.
     
  14. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure that Best Buy has this $100 off sale on all of the iPads.
     
  15. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502

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    I did exactly this! BB price matched so I picked up a 128gb IPP and Pencil for $978 and change incl tax. :cool::D
     
  16. harrypham macrumors member

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    $972 in Texas

    2 days ago, I got 1 32GB one for $758 from bestbuy and 1 apple pencil from apple store. I didn't open them because I wanted to watch what is going on discussion about the 9.7". Yesterday, I saw the 2GB threads and Staples offers $150 off on 12.9", I took my brand new 32GB one back to bestbuy, then I had bestbuy matched $799 for the 128GB one.
     
  17. DNichter macrumors 68020

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    That is exactly what I did today.
     
  18. wgr73 macrumors 6502a

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    Staples deal is awesome, just got a 128gb for $840 otd
     
  19. Kurri macrumors 6502

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    me too. great deal. i did add the keyboard and pencil :) so...yeah, needed the $150 off to justify it
     
  20. fel10 macrumors 68000

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    DAMN, now I'm torn. Should I go ahead and get this or wait for the 31st to get the new one. I plan on doing a lot of note taking for school.
     
  21. Bigredhunk macrumors newbie

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    I wish the 256 GB model would've been released in time for this Staples sale! BB sale is pretty good too if you can find a 10% coupon to use with it.
     
  22. iTeachMath macrumors regular

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    My original plan was to sell my iPad Air 2 and buy the 9.7 pro. BUT, this Staples deal seems too good to pass up. Now thinking of buying the iPP 12.9 and just keeping the Air 2 as the device that I travel with. Very tempting...
     
  23. Mainiac macrumors member

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    That's a tough call. Honestly I would suggest picking up the 12.9" and using it for a week and if you feel it's too cumbersome return it and exchange it for the 9.7".
     
  24. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    wow, iPad Pro sales must be terrible, you rarely see Apple sales let alone for newer products that are still 6+months away from refresh
     
  25. masotime macrumors 68000

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    If you live in a place with high sales tax which isn't NYC, it may be cheaper to get it from B&H Photo Video. Although priced higher at $849, e.g. if Sales tax is 8.75%, you'd be paying $870 after taxes if you bought it at $799 from Staples.
     

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