Can't decide

Discussion in 'iPad' started by SuperKyllingen, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. SuperKyllingen macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2018

    I need some input on what to choose.

    Right now I have no tablet. The one I had died 6-7 months back and I decided to wait for the new Ipad Pro to be released before deciding. I still can't.

    The biggest issue is the price. Since prices varies so much from country to country, it's easier to look at % I think.

    Right now the prices are

    Ipad 10.5" 256gb - 6 3336 - The price is 20% down from original price due to the tablet have been used as a demo item / been out in the store for people to try. All warranties and stuff is like it's a fresh, unused one, though.

    Ipad 11" 256gb - 10390 - 40% more expensive than the 10.5"

    Ipad 12.9 256gb - 12 390 - 49% more expensive than the 10.5"

    I don't have any accessories since my old tablet that died was a Lenovo one. I plan on buying a pen.

    The tablet will be used for note taking, some gaming (old ported games like Baldurs Gate) and media consumption. I am not a professional artist, but learning to draw is something that's appealing.

    I keep going back and forth between them all the time, and the moment I sort of start to lean towards one the other 2 starts to look more interesting and I am feeling I am making the wrong choice.

    I am thinking the 10.5" because it's just so much more affordable. If I go out and look at my countrys version of Craigslist I can probably find a 10.5" with pen and keyboard for the same price as the discounted retail store one if I am patient. When I don't have ANY tablet right now or any old Apple accessories, buying last years seems a bit silly, though.

    The new ones looks nice with the USB C port and how the keyboard and pen is attached with magnets.
    And between the two I can't decide. 12.9 seems best for note taking and drawing if I decide to learn that, but the 11" seems much better when I am just going to relax in the couch or travelling.

    I keep going yay or nay with the 11" all the time due to the price. I can afford the 11" but since I don't use it professionally to draw or things like that I am not sure if it's worth spending all that extra money when I can pick up a 10.5" with all the accessories for half the price used.

    Help. :(
  2. KrisLord macrumors 65832

    Sep 12, 2008
    Northumberland, UK
    How much is a brand new 10.5?

    I think that would be a fairer comparison as comparing refurb with new exaggerates the difference.
  3. maxgts macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2013
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Best Buy has the 9.7” 128gb on sale for $329. Sale ends today. You’ll save a lot of money.
  4. Rck1984 macrumors regular


    Jun 5, 2017
    The Netherlands
    Obviously the newest ones have all the new features, the better screen and (even) faster performance, but the 10.5 is in no way a slouch. If these things don’t bother you and budget is a concern, there is nothing wrong with going 10.5, it’s still a great piece of kit.

    Go to the Apple store, grab all three of them and give them a try.

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