iPad Buying Guide:
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Simple, affordable and classic
So, let’s start with the most popular, the 9.7-inch 2018 model. Prices for this start at $28/every 2 weeks, which makes it one of the most affordable, but that doesn’t mean that it is no good. It has a retina display and a relatively handy A10 processor, which makes this ideal for video/movie watchers. The 8-megapixel camera and touch ID are also useful features for a cheaper model. In short, if you just want to watch movies, surf the web and play games, then this iPad will more than suffice.
Mini in size but big in tech
The newer version of the iPad mini, the iPad mini 5, is the go-to for people needing a handy lightweight computer-like device on the move. It’s smaller than the regular iPad but costs more, starting at $33/every 2 weeks. So why is it more expensive? Well, the A12 processor, the storage capacity of up to 256GB and front-facing 7-megapixel camera might have something to do with it. Touch ID, big bezels and a 7.9-inch screen mean that the look and functionality are not compromised due to the size. With the processor power, this small iPad can handle huge loads, making it perfect for any commuter needing to complete those last-minute presentations!
Some Air in between
Need something a little more powerful than your bog-standard iPad but you don’t need all the bells & whistles of the iPad Pro? Well, the iPad Air has you covered. With the A12 bionic chip, a 10.5-inch retina display and support for the Apple Pencil, it’s a step up on the lesser models without the huge price tag. Prices for this iPad start at $41/Bi-weekly on our site, making it an affordable and powerful iPad. An 8-megapixel camera, touch ID and support for the Smart Keyboard add to its benefits. Long story short, the Air is slightly bigger and performs marginally better than the iPad Mini, and well, that’s pretty much it.
Leave it to the PRO-fessionals (see what we did there?)
So now we come to the main event, the iPad Pro. Screen size ranges from 11-inch to 12-.9-inch and prices on our site start at $63/Bi-weekly. So, for this extra expense, what do you get? Phew, where to even begin?
The A12X Bionic processor is a new and stronger version of the A12 processor, and this means it’s super quick. This iPad was designed to deal with heavy and demanding software seamlessly, and it does just that. The screen has a higher resolution than any other iPad and refreshes at a rate of 120Hz, which makes everything feel more responsive in itself. A 12-megapixel camera, Face ID and a USB-C port are nice additions to the overall power within and with the correct accessories, you could make this into a dream piece of kit.
So, with all that in mind, we would recommend the iPad Pro BUT only if you are someone who requires a tablet to function as a higher-end desktop. It’s expensive but worth it to the right kind of people. If you just want a nice tablet for general functions, stay away, this is not for you.