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View Poll Results: Ipad 2017 or Ipad Air 2
Ipad 2017 12 66.67%
Ipad Air 2 6 33.33%
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Old 14-04-2017, 10:06 PM   #1
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Ipad 2017 or Ipad Air 2 (refurbished)

Used Ipad mainly for:
- surfing web
- watching video
- reading magazine
- email and game (rarely)

Air 2 has anti reflective display while Ipad has brighter screen and more memory.

Any recommendations?

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Old 14-06-2017, 09:29 AM   #2
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I'm in such a dilemma too.. However apple store is only selling refurbished air 2 16gb.

Meanwhile, buying the ipad 2017 helps you to stay 1 year ahead as compared to 21's ipad air 2, faster processor for intense game playing, but the loud knocking sound on the screen (because of the non-laminated screen) kinda turns me off

Price wise, go for iPad 2017, since it's $498 and some students can get it $50 off, or carousell
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Old 14-06-2017, 02:07 PM   #3
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if you are looking for 9.7 inch ipad, rather you go with iPad Pro 9.7.

iPad 2017 has A9 chip and iPad Air 2 has only A8X while iPad Pro 9.7 has A9X chip.

The A9 and A8X chip doesn't make much of a difference.

I rather you pay more to get the iPad Pro 9.7 which I am going to get it tonight.
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Old 14-06-2017, 02:30 PM   #4
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currently using 10.5 and was using 9.7 pro previously. if you have the moolah, just go ahead and get the 10.5. otherwise, just get the 9.7 pro version.

The 9.7 pro screen is as good as the 10.5. i dont use the apple pencil so i cant tell is there any significant diff.
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