Hi, Right now I am using an iPad 2 for comic book reading and internet surfing. Despite how old it is (and I bought it refurb) it's still usable for those two things only. I then have a macbook air I use as my main device. I've been really interested in a new iPad for 2 reasons. 1 - I need a lot more storage then I currently have and 2 - I'm interested moving my notes from a moleskine book to the iPad where I can use spotlight to search my handwriting, etc. I'm worried about 64Gb as I went with the smallest storage on my iPhone and its really really really been a problem. I'm constantly deleting apps only to re-install them when I need to. So let's look at the middle option and hopefully you can help me. iPad Pro 10.5 256GB - 749 plus 99 for pencil is $850. Refurb iPad Pro 9.7 128GB - 529 plus 99 for pencil is $630. (This would be both lower storage and apple only had rose gold in stock ) A 220 price difference is significant but I am wondering if anyone can offer a suggestion using the iPad 2017. iPad (2017) 128Gb is 429. Are there any third party pens that would work on this iPad. Does anyone else take notes on paper and photo them onto the iPad? Any other suggestions?