This might seem silly, but hear me out. Here's my situation. I currently have a ThinkPad which, once sold, the money will be going toward a new iPad. I'm currently using the iPad Air 2 16GB LTE which is fast and reliable. However, the storage space is quite small and I'm planning to give this to my mother soon as she now has work requirements to access the internet / email at a level that will take more than her 2013 Kindle Fire! I figured the Air 2 will be a great upgrade for her. So as soon as the ThinkPad sells I'm giving her the Air 2 and looking for a new iPad. Most people say don't get the 2017 iPad, the screen is worse and the performance boost is minimal for the money! Which is totally right. But since I'm now obligated to give this Air 2 to my mum and the storage is too small to get serious with plenty of apps etc plus content I think it's time to move on. Reasons to get the iPad 2017 are that I can comfortable afford it, it works with current accessories and technically speaking it has the power and storage to do my current tasks: games, Office, calendar, email, browsing, photos, music, long battery life. Cheaper to fix if the screen does break assumably. My concerns are that after another update it'll be laggy and perhaps not cope as well as the Pro. I'm also worried about how bad the screen will be without antireflective coating etc.. is it that much worse? When I use one in a store I can see the black line around the screens a hair thicker but other than that it doesn't seem that bad.. Reasons to get the iPad Pro 256GB More storage. More power. Better screen with true tone. Smoother scrolling.. Better speakers. I like the Apple Pencil but won't buy one because I can't justify it for something that's ''fun'' as opposed to needed. Also not interested in the Smart Keyboard connector. Thing is, I'd be spending a little more than I can afford right now and given the £709 price tag I'd also be a bit more weary should it break etc. One iPad Pro in a local store has a row of dead pixels!!! My Requirements: Daily use and dependence as it's a main device. 8000+ Photos on iCloud Apple Music Gaming Browsing Organisation: Notes, Calendar, Reminders etc. Word, PowerPoint, Excel Password Management Email File Management (iOS 11 yay!) A smooth experience Must last approximately 3 years before the next big investment! So what's your opinion? Suffice with the basic iPad 2017 128GB and save some cash or splurge on the hot new iPad Pro with luxury features and power to spare? Interested to hear all takes on this before deciding to do anything!