You Don’t Always Need the Best – iPad

My sweet wife told me to pick out an iPad for my Christmas gift this past year. She knew I had my eyes on the 11-inch iPad Pro since its launch in 2018. Best Buy had an amazing deal, so I bought it.

Almost 3-months later, here I am, typing this on a $250 7th-generation iPad while the iPad Pro is back at Best Buy. Here is why.

I really love the look of the iPad Pro. The flat edges wrapped the entire way around the device takes me back to the iPhone 4 and 5 days, which in my opinion, were the best looking iPhones.

But it was just that, the look. It is still an iPad. My battery on my iPad Air 2 was quickly diminishing and definitely wanted an upgrade. As I was using the Pro, I couldn’t help but notice that it felt like, and performed like-for my workload- my current 5-year-old Air 2.

If I was editing video or my podcasts on the iPad, yes I know the Pro would show significant speed advantages. But I don’t.

A lot of the time I use my iPad for consumption. Scrolling twitter, catching up on some of my favorite blogs, YouTube, and general web browsing. I just couldn’t justify the price difference between the Pro and regular iPad for how I use the iPad

Like I said, I was able to pick up the iPad Pro for a really great deal, at $650. At the same time, Best Buy dropped the price of the 7th generation iPad down to $250. For how I use an iPad, It would have been silly to have kept the Pro for a $400 price difference.

A few months in, I am loving the 7th generation iPad. I picked up Apple’s Smart Keyboard and have started writing on my iPad, which is something I wanted to do for quite some time. The upgrade in screen from the Air 2’s 9.7-inch screen to the new iPad’s 10.2-inch screen is very noticeable and welcoming. The battery isn’t the greatest which is kind of surprising to me. I remember when my Air 2 was new, it seemed like you couldn’t kill the battery. For some reason, and maybe it is because I am using the iPad more than ever, the battery isn’t as impressive. I did pick up the Apple Pencil but have not found a good use for it yet. I do plan on editing me and my wife’s podcast on the iPad once we start recording again.

All in all, for $250, this iPad is amazing if you want an iPad for your day-to-day use. Even at the regular $330 price, I would purchase this one again.

You can pick up the iPad Pro and iPad 7th generation on Amazon at some of the lowest prices.

What iPad are you currently using? Do you plan on upgrading soon? Let me know on Instagram or twitter!

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