Can’t choose Which iPad to Buy? This Guide Will Help

January 13, 2020
Comment Chloe

Can’t figure out which iPad to buy? This quick guide will help!

An iPad is a big purchase in terms of price; so you don’t want to go rushing in and making an uninformed decision. Once you have placed all your details on your new iPad it is unlikely that it will be accepted as a return without being defective, so this is a decision you have to make right the first time. 

Don’t panic though! We put together this guide for anyone struggling to choose which iPad they need. Read on, and find out which is the best one for you!

What to Consider Before Buying

There are a few things to think about before you make your pick from the Apple catalogue. iPads come in a range of colours, shapes, and sizes – but think carefully before you commit to purchase. Some of the considerations you should make include:

  • Shape and size – iPads come in regular, mini, or slightly larger than normal size options. If you are going to be travelling a lot then consider the mini, if you want more power then go bigger.
  • Camera quality – the less you spend on an iPad the less powerful that camera will be. The good news is that they start from the 8 megapixel mark and only get better from there. If photograph quality is particularly important then keep this in mind before you decide.
  • Price – the more basic iPads come in at around the $500 mark but will do everything you need them to. If you need a more specialized piece, or one with higher power potential, then expect to hit the $1000 price point.
  • Do you need a professional model? If you are going to be using it for a high workload then a more powerful model will be needed.

Although you may want to think about things like insurance, color, weight and feel of the model; these are the most important considerations to make. If you are unsure, consider going to an Apple store and asking to interact with some example products before you buy.
Following these tips can help you decide which iPad to buy. 

Our Top Picks

The 9.7 inch Ipad from 2018 comes in at less than $350 – making it one of the cheaper models. It does everything you need it to do, supports the Apple Pencil, and has an A10 processor and fantastic resolution. It has an 8 megapixel camera and carries about 10 hours of charge. It’s a good all round product for those that don’t need anything too specialized.

The iPad Pro 11 comes in at more than double the price but if you intend on using the product for long hours each day then this is the model we would suggest. It is incredibly powerful, can store 4 GB RAM and has unmatched multitasking efficiency. If you need a high powered iPad for work then this is it.

If you want to come somewhere in the middle of these two models, then opt for the iPad Air. This model has better processing power, better speed, a slightly better camera, and more storage than the basic iPad models. It doesn’t quite match up to the pro range though. We would recommend these for student use or for the avid gamer.

Any of these three picks are something you can’t go wrong with – they’re your ultimate help when you’re confused about which iPad to buy!

Nerd Chloe

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