It wasn’t long ago that Apple rose to meet Microsoft’s 12.3-inch Surface Pro with its very own, 12.9-inch iPad Pro. So, it was only a matter of time before Microsoft met Apple in kind with its own 10-inch tablet (again): the Surface Go.The Surface Go seems tailor-made to combat the latest 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support, both in the consumer and education realms. It features a brand new, Alcantara fabric Type Cover and support for the Surface Pen – not to mention a nearly identical power profile.So, now that both Apple and Microsoft have tablets designed for learning and productivity (and play, too), which one should you buy? To answer that question, let’s pit these two tablets in a head-to-head match.DesignOddly enough, both the iPad and Surface Go remain largely unchanged in design from their forebears. Microsoft’s tablet simply takes the Surface formula and shrinks it, gaining more curved edges compared with the Surface Pro. The iPad, meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Surface Go vs iPad 2018: which 10-inch tablet is best for you?
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Apple's new low-cost 9.7-inch iPad rumored to launch this week could include support for the Apple Pencil, according to usually reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo wrote in a note to investors (via MacRumors) that Apple will see a rise in Apple Pencil shipments in 2018 to 9-10 million units "given that the new low-cost iPad may support Apple Pencil." Kuo told investors: Strong demand for low-price 9.7-inch iPad in 2017. iPad shipments hit 43.8mn units in 2017, well above the 35mn units forecast by the market at the beginning of the year. The primary driver was the low-price 9.7-inch model, whose selling points are competitive pricing and a significantly larger panel than those of six- to seven-inch smartphones (iPad mini was a flop because it was replaced by large-screen smartphones). In a bid to strengthen its selling points and to differentiate it more from low-price Android tablets, the new low-price 9.7-inch iPad (starting mass production in 2Q18) will likely … [Read more...] about Refreshed 9.7-inch iPad could gain Apple Pencil, says analyst
Now Playing: Watch this: Apple's new iPad is cheaper, faster and brighter 1:52 If you're in the market for a new 9.7-inch iPad, Staples has a deal. From now until April 8 you can get any version of the new tablet with a 10 percent discount. That means the 32GB version will cost $299 instead of $329 and the 128GB version will go for $399 instead of $429.The new updated iPad has faster performance and a brighter screen than the previous model, and its regular price is very competitive, so this is a great deal. It seems Staples is the only place offering this discount; the tablet still goes for the original price at Apple and Best Buy. 29 Apple iPad (2017) Apple reading • Staples offers 10 percent discount on new 9.7-inch iPad Jul 17 • Nickelodeon AR app makes slime fly out of your TV Jul 17 • GE's Alexa-controlled Scan-to-Cook Microwave makes the simplest appliance even simpler Jul 17 • The best Prime Day deals of 2018: The Cheapskate's … [Read more...] about Staples offers 10 percent discount on new 9.7-inch iPad
Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad, which we thought was a good deal at $329 for the 32GB version, gets frequently discounted to $300 at various online stores. But Best Buy has it for $280 as part of its one-day "Cyber Monday in July" sale. The 128GB version, usually $430, is $380.Best Buy also has the 128GB iPad 4 on sale for $300. That's not bad -- it's normally $399 -- but a few days ago it was on sale for $275. We expect iPad sales to continue. The question is what will the entry-level iPad cost during real Black Friday sales this holiday season? $250 seems likely. Now Playing: Watch this: Apple's new iPad is cheaper, faster and brighter 1:52 Apple reading • Best Buy has the new 9.7-inch iPad for $280 in one-day sale Jul 17 • GE's Alexa-controlled Scan-to-Cook Microwave makes the simplest appliance even simpler Jul 17 • Nickelodeon AR app makes slime fly out of your TV Jul 17 • The best Prime Day deals of 2018: The Cheapskate's picks … [Read more...] about Best Buy has the new 9.7-inch iPad for $280 in one-day sale
Apple's newest 2018 iPad is basically the 2017 model with a faster processor and support for the Apple Pencil, a pricey stylus that lets you draw on the screen with remarkable accuracy. It's the same price as last year's model, too, starting at $329, £319 or AU$469 for the 32GB model. 128GB and LTE cellular options cost more, as you can see in the chart below. Don't expect something new here: This is a familiar iPad, with a couple of nice upgrades.For schools, it's unclear how useful the new iPad is. Apple unveiled the new iPad at a March event in Chicago touting its commitment to education. And insofar as the new iPad's pricing goes, it still feels like a miss compared to its primary Chromebook competitors. Students and educators in the US get a modest $30 break, and another $10 off the price of the $99 Pencil. I'm guessing school boards and taxpayers will grade that pricing plan with a C+ -- maybe a B- at best.But for average consumers, this updated iPad feels like a solid … [Read more...] about Apple iPad 2018 review: The iPad for everyone