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The 128GB model of Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro is back down to $1,000 on Amazon, matching the lowest price we’ve tracked. It is priced at $1,049, but an additional $49.01 coupon will be applied at checkout. For reference, Apple normally sells the tablet for $1,099, though we’ve periodically seen it drop to $1,049 since its launch last October.
The iPad Pro is the top pick in our guide to the best tablets, and the 12.9-inch model specifically is the “best for power users” pick in our breakdown of the best iPads. To be clear, this is more of a tablet than most people need, as the entry-level iPad Air or iPad are much better values for those just looking to browse the web, read e-books, stream video. and do some basic work on a tablet. . But for those who have money to burn and want the biggest, most powerful iPad Apple makes, this is it.
iPad Pro’s M2 chip is the same as the latest MacBook Air, and its display is the most advanced of any iPad, with a 120Hz refresh rate and mini-LED backlighting for better contrast and brightness. (This last feature isn’t available on the 11-inch Pro.) Compared to the Air, its speakers are beefier, it has a faster USB-C Thunderbolt port, and its camera system is more advanced, with flash and ultra-wide lens. . In all, we gave the tablet a review score of 87 last year.
It’s still better to view this as a premium tablet than a universal laptop replacement, as iPadOS can still make multitasking and other basic PC tasks more of a hassle than it could be. That said, its spacious screen, fast chip, and Apple Pencil compatibility can make it a powerful tool for creative types in particular. If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge, this deal makes the device at least a bit more affordable. In the meantime, if you don’t need the latest and greatest chip, keep in mind that a 256GB cellular model of the previous-generation iPad Pro is about the same price at Best Buy.
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