If the iPad is going to be your primary computing device (or you don't have a laptop), the iPad Pro makes a lot more sense and you COULD justify some of the added expense and features. If you're like me and you already have a capable laptop and phone, then there's the 2018 iPad (it's an iPad!) and you can do pretty much everything an iPad can do for $329 (or lower, $299 at Micro Center today). It kinda sucks that this model doesn't get any of the marketing hype when it's really one of the best value products in the entire Apple line. The iPad Pro is finally differentiating itself enough that unless you are using it for iPad things that make you money, there's not much reason to get one. It's kind of like the $4999 iMac Pro in this sense. EDIT: I understand many people here will get the Pro as their third device for whatever reason. This is just a suggestion for folks who want an iPad and may not use it all that much (and in light of the price hikes).