So I just went through a bad experience with the Surface Pro 4 and decided Apple is better for my usage because of battery life. My old SP4 lost battery charge even after shutdown. So I am deciding to move on from my iPad Mini 4 if there are better alternatives out there. It does the job, but the keyboard is too damn cramped. I am looking at split-screen multi-tasking, media consumption, surfing the web, typing occasional notes. Prefer a laminated display if anything. So do I go iPad Pro 9.7 when it's on sale during the tax free holiday for back to school? Do I look at the iPad 2017? Or do I want to go with the iPad Pro 10.5? I prefer to spend the least amount of $ possible if anything, but want to find out what is the best option for a grad student? Thanks.