The 9.7 pros are starting to come down in price and *could* be an attractive upgrade for me and my Air1. I hate that you only get 2GB of RAM. But, I suspect the A9X processor and motion chip will still be solid performers for many years to come. Some say that the Air2 is a better buy if you dont need the pencil(I dont) and can live without the tru-tne display. I never liked the Air2 though because of the vibrations I felt through the screen with the volume turned up. Anyways - I know its a discontinued model but it doesnt seem that "outdated" at this point. Of course, if most say its wiser to just get the 10.5 Pro then I might do that but Im looking to save some cash here too. My use case is pretty average: Gaming, surfing, streaming with some productivity stuff thrown in. Nothing crazy.