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Ipad pro 9.7 vs ipad air 2

themetnut

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I'm just curious as to which tablet has the better battery life? I'm trying to choose between the two.. I also have a student coupon from Best Buy that will bring the price down so that the 64gb air 2 is the same price as the pro 9.7. What are your guys thoughts?
 

jmeas

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I think they're about the same battery life.

If you want to use the pencil and keyboard, then get the pro. Otherwise, the Air2 will be perfect for your needs, I think.
 
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Channan

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The battery life should be very similar in both, though the Pro might get a little better battery life due to the screen being less reflective, not requiring the brightness to be as high, therefore obviously using less power.
 
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bodonnell202

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Battery life should be fairly comparable between the two. Can you explain the coupon? The discount brings the price of the 32 GB 9.7 Pro down to the price of a 64 GB Air 2? If 32 GB is enough storage for you I'd go for the Pro.
 
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themetnut

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Battery life should be fairly comparable between the two. Can you explain the coupon? The discount brings the price of the 32 GB 9.7 Pro down to the price of a 64 GB Air 2? If 32 GB is enough storage for you I'd go for the Pro.
Sure, it's a Best Buy student coupon. I actually have one for $100 off any ipad pro, and i also have a $50 off AppleCare coupon as well.
 
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Tsepz

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As much as I am loving my iPad Air 2 LTE 64GB, I'd say get the newer one, if you can deal with 32GB storage, personally I'd try spend extra and go 128GB.
 
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