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iPad Pro has never been cheaper than it is right now

If you’re looking for a new productivity workhorse, then have we got good news for you: Amazon has discounted the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 to their lowest-ever prices for Prime Day 2020. While this is an offer not to be missed, chances are many of you will miss it, however, no worries as the Black Friday iPad deals are just around the corner.

Right now, you can pick up the Wi-Fi model of the iPad Pro 11 for $50 off its regular price, taking it down to $750. It’s bigger sibling, the iPad Pro 12.9, has had a similar discount, and can be purchased for just $949 — two of the best Prime Day iPad deals we’ve spotted so far.

Apple iPad Pro 11 (128GB, Wi-Fi) — $750, was $799:

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (128GB, Wi-Fi) — $949, was $999:

Simply put, these are the best of the best where Apple’s iPad range is concerned. The iPad Pro lives up to its grandiose name, as it’s truly a tablet for the professional. It’s compatible with Apple’s second-generation Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard, and when combined with these two fearsome accessories, the iPad Pro becomes a true laptop replacement. It runs iPadOS 14, which allows for true multitasking, like a laptop, and at the end of the day, it turns back into a tablet for your evening needs. It’s powerful, thanks to Apple’s A12X Bionic processor, and while the 128GB storage isn’t massive by modern standards, it’ll be good enough for most.

Everything about the two tablets is identical, aside from size. The larger of the two, the iPad Pro 12.9, is clearly designed for those in need of as big a screen as possible, and the 12.9-inch Liquid Retina display is excellent. The iPad Pro 11’s 11-inch display means it’s a more manageable size, and should probably be the iPad Pro of choice for most. It has a good all-day battery, and should last for several days if you don’t use it much more than a few hours a day, and the ProMotion 120Hz technology built into the screen means you won’t find a smoother feeling tablet.

Should you buy the iPad Pro?

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Yes, the price is something of a let down — but it’s important to note that these are both Apple products, and cutting edge Apple products at that. It’s rare for Apple to offer any discounts on its products, so while these aren’t “barge down the door” discounts, they’re definitely enough to tip you over the edge if you’ve had your finger hovering over that buy button. You might be willing to wait until Prime Day 2020, but we wouldn’t bet on seeing much more than a $50 discount on either of these for some time. Though if you do see a steeper discount, it’ll likely be for the top models sporting 512GB or even 1TB of storage. The base models aren’t likely to see much more than this discount — and if a bigger discount does come up, take advantage of Amazon’s excellent return policy to return these iPads.

Apple iPad Pro 11 (128GB, Wi-Fi) — $750, was $799:

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (128GB, Wi-Fi) — $949, was $999:

iPad vs. iPad Pro: Do you need that much power?

When you’re looking at buying one of the best tablets, something you need to ask yourself is: Do I need the best possible version of this? Apple products tend to be pretty pricey, especially on the latest models, so you want to make sure you’re not overspending on things you don’t need.

With the standard iPad being a lot cheaper than the iPad Pro, you may not want to drop almost $1,000 on a new tablet. While the iPad Pro is an excellent computing machine and the larger screen does provide a better experience for creative professionals, most folks will be fine with the smaller and less powerful version.

Mark Jansen
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