Buying a new iPad Pro in a store is like shopping for a TV

RedlegsFan

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I realized that tonight. You walk in and you look at the 11... then you look at the 12.9... then the 11... then the 12.9. Once you finally choose and get it home, and you don't have the other to compare it to... all is well, at least in my book!

This year, it's not an easy decision at all! I am coming from the 10.5 and while I didn't need this, I can't help myself and I have to have the latest and greatest. Stopped by MicroCenter tonight just to really look and play with them. While comparing web pages, YouTube videos, etc, I looked down and saw all their NEW iPad Pro's were on sale, $100 off. So I had to do it.. I grabbed an 11inch 64gig Wifi model for $699 (tax knocked it up for $749). Of course they didn't have the Keyboard Folio... I guess those are hard to find right now?
 
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muzzy996

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Main thing for me is knowing what I want walking in so that the evaluation is easier when I'm in there. I typically do so much research prior to purchase that seeing an item in person is merely a formality. I'm sure for many of you it's the same.

I do it with tablets, phones and even cars. Heck, I ordered my last 3 cars by phone and specified everything to the salesmen.
 

mightyjabba

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In the store, I also thought that the 11" looked tiny compared to the 12.9", while the 12.9" seemed kind of like a slightly bigger version of the traditional iPad. It was enough to convince me that the 12.9" would not feel way too big to me.
 

Saurus504

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I realized that tonight. You walk in and you look at the 11... then you look at the 12.9... then the 11... then the 12.9. Once you finally choose and get it home, and you don't have the other to compare it to... all is well, at least in my book!

This year, it's not an easy decision at all! I am coming from the 10.5 and while I didn't need this, I can't help myself and I have to have the latest and greatest. Stopped by MicroCenter tonight just to really look and play with them. While comparing web pages, YouTube videos, etc, I looked down and saw all their NEW iPad Pro's were on sale, $100 off. So I had to do it.. I grabbed an 11inch 64gig Wifi model for $699 (tax knocked it up for $749). Of course they didn't have the Keyboard Folio... I guess those are hard to find right now?
I couldn't find an ASK for the IPP 11 anywhere besides the online apple store.
 

PBG4 Dude

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In the store, I also thought that the 11" looked tiny compared to the 12.9", while the 12.9" seemed kind of like a slightly bigger version of the traditional iPad. It was enough to convince me that the 12.9" would not feel way too big to me.
I thought the 12.9 model was the 11 model until I noticed the 11 out of the corner of my eye. That kinda blew me away LOL.
 
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