I really want a secondary computer to my Thinkpad, mostly to watch Udemy content, listen to music (my laptop speakers are terrible) and read and mark up lecture notes. Due to Apple's "back to school" programme in Europistan, I can save about 250 € over Apple's normal price on one of them: iPad Pro 12.9 2017 (refurbished) vs. iPad Pro 11, new (2018) LTE, 256 GB vs. LTE, 256 GB 720 € vs. 1000 € 850 € vs. 1200 € with accessories I prefer touch ID over FaceID (I just dislike having a camera that I can't cover pointed at my face). I obviously prefer USB-C over Lightning. I obviously prefer not having my iPad bend like a cheap piece of crap. I love the Smart Cover and I hate that newer iPads don't have it. I haven't used the new pen but by all accounts it's streets ahead of the first gen. I know just looking at the price, the older 12.9 inch is a better deal. But **** if that 2018 model doesn't look like pure luxury and the USB-C port saves me a another cable. Then again, I'm afraid I'd never dare to take the more expensive, more fragile iPad 11 out of the house. Decisions!