The iPad outer design comes with three color options, which are black, gold and silver. The 32GB model is on sales with the price of 329 dollars for the Wi-Fi model and 459 dollars for the cellular one. If you want more storage, you can buy the 128GB version with the price of 459 dollars for Wi-Fi model and 559 dollars for cellular.
If you want to turn your iPad into a laptop, you can go for the smart keyboard whose cost is 159 dollars and an Apple pencil that costs 99 dollars. Even when you purchase all devices, the price will reach up to around 587 dollars, which is still less expensive than a base Macbook Air.
- Design and Display
At the first glance, this new iPad is rather similar to its predecessor. It measures 9.8 by 6.8 by 0.3 inches and weighs 1.07 pounds for the Wi-Fi model and 0.02 pounds heavier for the cellular model. You can find dual speakers and a Lightning on the bottom of the tablet, volume buttons on the left and a power button is placed on top.
With a 10.2-inch display, this new iPad is larger than its predecessor by 0.5 inches. This number is not really considerable but it means a lot when you start to use the split-screen mode. The top bezel is home to the front camera while the bottom is home to the home button and Touch ID sensor.
In terms of resolution, the device comes with a resolution of 2160 by 1620 pixels. In spite of the fact that this display is quite good to hear, there is a lack of the True Tone technology as well as the anti-reflective coating which you can find in other more expensive models.
- Apple Pencil and Smart keyboard
If you are going to take advantage of your iPad to draw or mark up the documents, it is worth considering and investing the Apple Pencil. For example, users can utilize the items to take screenshots conveniently and quickly.
When being tested with an Apple Pencil, the iPad Pro line can work suitably with the second gen Apple Pencil, which assists in double tap gestures and much easier to use in long hours. While using the first generation pencil on the iPad, the experience is not as smooth as the second generation item. However, the feeling is quite the same so you do not need to mind much for this.
The most prominent point that makes the iPad different from the old versions is its support for the Smart Keyboard cover. The keyboard can be attached magnetically to the smart connector port placed on the right side of the device. Thus, there will be no need for pairing or charging it. While the keyboard would be smaller than a normal keyboard, the experience is truly surprising when you first type on it for a short time.
To conclude, if you want to make the most out of your iPad and want it to be a compact laptop, make a try for these two items.