Space Grey or Rose Gold 10.5" iPad?

Rck1984

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I can't decide which one to get. Help!!
Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

I had a hard time deciding between white/gold and black/space grey, and honestly I am still not a 100% certain but I believe I made the right choice after all.

I asked myself "what is it I do most on my new iPad". The answer to that is, browsing, productivity, some drawing and watching YouTube videos. Since most of that content have white backgrounds, I decided to go with a white front this time. Another fact to take into account is that the bezels are a lot thinner on the new 10.5 inch which makes the white bezels even less noticeable.

A nice plus is that the Apple Pencil is white also, so those fit nicely together. (I even bought a white smartcover to really match it)
 
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Eilene

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Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

I had a hard time deciding between white/gold and black/space grey, and honestly I am still not a 100% certain but I believe I made the right choice after all.

I asked myself "what is it I do most on my new iPad". The answer to that is, browsing, productivity, some drawing and watching YouTube videos. Since most of that content have white backgrounds, I decided to go with a white front this time. Another fact to take into account is that the bezels are a lot thinner on the new 10.5 inch which makes the white bezels even less noticeable.

A nice plus is that the Apple Pencil is white also, so those fit nicely together. (I even bought a white smartcover to really match it)
I used to have the White...than my last one is the black so I was thinking of going white again. Love Rose Gold! I do what you do on mine & also watch TV shows.I just want to make a decision...so hard...
 

Royksöpp

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Space Gray without a doubt is the best. White is hideous and distracting. I bought a white Air 2 and almost pulled my hair out. I returned it after only a couple of days. Not only was it distracting, but it absorbed light like crazy. I'd rather not have a glowing yellowish bezel when I'm using it under artificial light. I just think content looks more refined and in place with black. Plus games, movies, and colorful websites and magazines pop against black bezels. Why do you think designers present concepts on black cardstock? It's not just because it looks nicer.
 

masotime

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I used to have the White...than my last one is the black so I was thinking of going white again. Love Rose Gold! I do what you do on mine & also watch TV shows.I just want to make a decision...so hard...
If you love Rose Gold and are thinking of going white again... that's pretty much a no brainer. Get the Rose Gold.
 

Meezermouzer

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I can't decide which one to get. Help!!
Speaking from personal experience I always had Space Gray iPads and iPhones. With the Pro 1st Gen I switched to Silver and I wont go back. It took a while for me to decide and I am glad I took the risk!

It looks cleaner and more modern--to me at least. Some people say the white bezel distracts but I have not found that. In fact, I find it a little easier on the eyes when in a really dark room to look at the screen with a white bezel--I think it plays a little into the "bias lighting" effect.

If I am being honest, I would go with silver or gold if I had the option.
 

ninaco

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I'm torn as well. I have a thing for the rose gold (demonstrated by my Apple Watch & iPhone). But, I prefer a black bezel on the iPad. I currently have a rose gold Pro 2 in my cart, but I haven't hit submit yet. The indecision has something to do with the grand total of $908 for the iPad + keyboard! ;)
 

Eilene

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It is definitely expensive! I ended up with the 256 White /Rose Gold, the pencil & the new leather cover in Saddle Brown with the pencil holder. I can always return or exchange if need be. I just hope I made the right decision......
 
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