iPad 2018 screen with pencil
I am thinking of upgrading from my current iPad Air 2, the biggest reason being the tiny 16gb of storage. I will mostly be using it for media consumption but also for writing notes in college. I am strongly considering the 2018 iPad with 128gb but I am wondering if the sound of the pencil on the screen would be distracting to others. I tried it in best buy and I could definitely tell a difference in noise between the noise of this iPad and that of the pro (10.5). Besides this I do not think the air gap is that big of a deal breaker even though I am coming from an Air 2. (I will definitely get the space grey though…)
I also am considering the 10.5″ pro, as I can get it refurbished for $550 straight from Apple (only $140 more than the iPad 2018), but I don’t know if I need it. Yes the 120Hz display is awesome, and it is more future proof, but I’m not sure it is necessary. I’m just not sure if I want to spend upwards of $700 on an iPad (and pencil (probably refurbished also) + fairly cheap case).
By the way the main reason I’m considering this now is because I have a nearly $500 tax return and my birthday is next week 🙂