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Apple iPad (2018) review: pencil it in

But last year’s Ipad earned effusive praise for packing a bunch of great technology into the newly low price point of $329.

This is the part where you’d expect me to tell you that since Apple is coasting a bit, there might be a better option out there, a product that competes with the iPad at the sub-$500 price point and delivers something that’s at least within the ballpark of functionality and experience.

9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches; 1.03 pounds 9.7-inch display; 2048 x 1536 resolution Oleophobic coating, but not laminated Apple Pencil Support Apple A10 Fusion processor 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera First-gen Touch ID home button No support for Smart Connector Two stereo speakers, located at the bottom $329 for 32GB Wi-Fi model $100 extra for 128GB of storage $130 extra for LTE version

It has a visible air gap, it lacks the faster refresh rate, and it can’t adjust itself to the color temperature of the room.

A slightly bigger, better screen A faster processor and more RAM for running multiple apps A smart keyboard connector Better cameras More speakers

Unless you know for sure that you are going to be able to use the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (and are very adept at the ins and outs of how iOS works), just get the cheaper one.

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