is 10.5 pro a good purchase in 2018?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rachislenska, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. rachislenska macrumors newbie

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    Hi im planning to get an iPad again finally since my mac pro is almost 5 years old. Im actually torn between 10.5 and the new 11. On one hand i want to get the latest model as it would be of course better for future proofing as i use my device for a long time. But i really want the finger print sensor and face id alone would be not ideal.
    I have noted that ram and display is same but the new processor is said to be considerably superior. And there is the cost issue.

    my main concerns are 1) i want it to be relatively future proof...ie don't want the iPad to be slowing down after 1-2 major software updates. started happening with my iPad 2 , natural considering its low ram.
    2) cost is of course an issue but not a make or break one
     
  2. MrAperture macrumors regular

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    The A10X is still a beast and the 10.5 Pro has 4GB of RAM. You will be set for a long time. Are you from the U.S.? Best Buy is currently selling the 10.5 Pro for $525 for 64GB and $675 for 256GB versions.
     
  3. rachislenska thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not from US. The thing is as of now the 10.5 inch is still at launch price. I plan to get a 256 gb version. Just a bit confused about shelling out launch price for a 1 year old product.
     
  4. MrAperture macrumors regular

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    Ok what about refurbished? Apple is selling the refurbished version for $679 directly from their website here. Are you able to order that instead?
     
  5. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

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    Black Friday around the corner, I would wait to see if there is some good savings on the 10.5

    Definitely still a worthwhile device to buy still but maybe not full launch price
     
  6. rachislenska thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well my only source is apple stores and amazon. neither of them has any price cuts as of now. im not interested to get a refurbished..but i can't get one here anyways,
     
  7. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Depends on how long you’re planning to keep it. I was at the Apple store this morning and the iPad 10.5 is still very fast. Just like it was last week.

    I’m not sure I Buy this “superior processor” talk if what you’re going to do is word processing and browsing the web. Get one and be happy.
     

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