Cheap Refurbished Apple iPad Pros - More Value Than A New One?
Apple iPad Pros were already known as immense leaders but with the covid situation, they have gained a new significance. iPad Pros have become the tools for remote learning and working from home. Especially lately, they have immense processing power and fluid keyboard support. Apple Pencil improvements and a dedicated iPad operating system –iPadOS, are more reasons why the iPad Pro has become staples for professionals. It has the power for when you are working but also the screen and speakers for your media and browsing.
If you are wanting to get a cheap iPad, your best bet is to buy a refurbished one from Phonebot. The latest iPad Pros aren't cheap, they cost upwards of $1,500 and that’s aiming for the entry-level spec. If you want to use it as a workhorse, upgrading to a higher spec machine means more money. But not to worry, Refurbished iPad Pros will get you the device you want at an affordable price. There have been 4 generations of the iPad and some have been hits and misses. Let’s take a look at some of the best cheap iPad pros you can buy right now.
4th Generation iPad Pro – 2020
The iPad Pro for 2020 is the best iPad that money can buy at the moment. It has crazy fast speeds, long battery life, and even mouse support—if you want, it can replace your laptop. The biggest weakness of the iPad pro was never the power—it nailed that; its problem was the accessories to utilize the power. For the fourth generation, the iPad Pros magic keyboard was updated, the pencil was made even better and mouse support finally was available. Cursor input means you can now use the massive 12.9-inch screen, the power of the A12Z Bionic chip, and the new camera system in the iPad Pro 2020 to comfortably. The A12Z chip is what makes the iPad Pro the fastest tablet at the moment and other features like the LIDAR scanner and new ultra-wide camera work perfectly because of it.
Now that the iPad Pro has been in the market for a while, there are plenty of them available as refurbished devices. This is your best opportunity to grab a deal on the indisputably best tablet you can buy at the moment. Considering that the price started at around $1000 for the base 128GB version and that adding cellular was $150 at release, getting a refurbished iPad Pro is an automatic choice.
3rd Generation iPad Pro – 2018
The iPad Pro has always dominated tablets but it is with the iPad Pro 2018 that they showed the true power of iPads. The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 3rd Gen 512GB had the best features which meant that it excelled in professional and non-professional work. It was later in 2019 that they started supporting iPadOS but it was feature-laden enough to take advantage of it. At the time it was the fastest iPad and its thin bezels made it instantly recognizable. The 8-core A12X chip was faster than most PC processors, graphics performance improved massively and it could now support external displays from its USD-C port! The displays on the 2018 iPad Pros are impressive 120hz ProMotion displays with adaptive refresh rates to save battery.
2nd Generation iPad Pro – 2017
Years later the 2017 Apple iPad Pro 2nd Gen 128gb is still a great device to buy if you want a tablet for productivity. It is with the 2017 iPad Pro that Apple first introduced the smart keyboard folio and changed how iPads and tablets, in general, were to function. It was a new standard for speed and performance and it was no longer the fussy performance tablets had had till then. It was available as an 11 inch and 12.9-inch tablet and the 2nd generation apple pencil worked well for handwriting on them. It had laptop-grade performance but the battery life was better than most of them. The speakers had great sound and the superbright ProMotion display did not let it down either. Thanks to the A10X fusion chip and 4GB RAM, it was a multitasker dream for holding many apps in Memory. Its 12MP rear and 7MP front cameras were capable of 4k 30fps video or 1080P 60fps video. It beat lots of laptops in benchmarks and it was the first iteration of the iPad Pro as the computer replacement it is today
That said at $799+ for the base 64GB model it was not the most economical tablet to buy. And if you were to add a few accessories like the magic keyboard folio and the Apple Pencil the price would start to become eye-watering. Luckily there are plenty of refurbished 2017 iPad Pros to choose from if decided to buy one.