The brand new iPad Execs are spectacular. However last year model is no slouch. And at the very least for at this time, it’s additionally massively cheaper. Presently B&H is promoting the 2017 64GB 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and Cellular for a mere $599, which quantities to a whopping $330 off the retail worth. That’s additionally the bottom worth we’ve ever seen for an unused mannequin.

The next most exceptional worth I may discover for this model is the $730 being offered by Best Buy. However, that requires a two-year contract. If you wish to purchase it at Best Buy without a contract—as you possibly can at B&H—you’re going to must fork out the complete $929.99. This model is quick, sturdy, and it’s a superb different for those who want Touch ID over Face ID.

It additionally helps the primary-technology Apple Pencil, which stays a beautiful instrument. However, I’d name it the deciding issue if you happen to waffle between this model and the iPad Pro Apple launched last month. As a lot as I liked writing with the primary-era Apple Pencil, it was all the time annoying to cost since you needed to stick one finish within the iPad’s Lightning port. For that matter, you then risked shedding the detachable cap on the prime. Once you’re weren’t charging the Pencil, there was no place to stow it.

However, the brand new iPad Professional fixes that—though it requires a brand new Apple Pencil. The brand new model is magnetic, so you may merely connect it to the aspect of the pill if you’re completed with it. And increase, it additionally begins charging wirelessly as soon as it’s related. Alas, you possibly can’t use that Pencil with the brand new iPad, however, on the upside, each stylus primarily writes the same method.

Long story brief: If you happen to don’t plan on utilizing the Apple Pencil and have decent finance, it’s best to think about getting this model firmly. It’s an implausible pill that’s nonetheless superb a year later, and it runs most apps directly in addition to the newer one.