I already have one iPad Air and one iPad Air 2 but in the family we need one more iPad. I am between three choices. A used iPad Air 2 64gb around 260-270€, an iPad 9,7 2017 32gb new (310€) and the new iPad 9,7 2018 32gb (unknown price but around 330-340€) The pencil is nice gadget for note taking but I can live without that. I'm concerned because of the new screen. I heard very bad comments about the non laminated screen and I'm confused. I tend to believe that the 9,7 2018 is a "cheaper" model designed to be competitive to other tablets as "school devices". So they didnt design a better iPad but instead a cheaper iPad. What are your thoughts on that?