Leveled-up My iPad

"iPad Air" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/100 sec, ISO400
“iPad Air” Cedar Park, 2019

こんにちは。How’s it going?

Back in January, I bought an iPad (6th gen) to use as a sketching device, and I since then, I’ve been very happy with it. However, between that time and now, a couple of new iPad models have been released, and the model that I purchased has dropped in price by $70. I purchased my iPad at Costco which has a generous 90-day return policy, and that gave me the option of returning it and buying the same model at the lower price or getting a different model. I decided on the latter option, with the new model being the iPad Air 3, which was $99 more than my original Costco purchase.

The iPad Air 3 has a few advantages over the regular iPad, which made the $99 price difference easy to swallow. First, the screen is a bit larger which makes drawing easier and more fun. Next, the display can show more colors, and its laminated screen means there’s less gap between the tip of the Apple Pencil and the pixels. The new iPad has a larger display, but it’s over a millimeter thinner than the old iPad. Lastly, the iPad Air 3 has a faster processor which will make it a bit more future-proof.

On the downside, the iPad Air 3 that I chose has 64 GB of memory vs. 128 GB on my old iPad, but after using it for two months, I only utilized about 31 GB of space so the 64 GB capacity should be more than adequate.

All-in-all, I’m happy with the upgrade choice. And as a bonus, I could choose the silver model with white bezel, which I prefer over the space-gray/black bezel model which Costco offers. 😀

I hope you had a nice day!


7 thoughts on “Leveled-up My iPad

    1. Is that your device of choice? I have a Chromebook for a few years now which I like to use. It’s old now but still nice for typing/browsing.

      1. Yup! I have a Google Pixelbook, so I can fold it up into a tablet. That was my Christmas gift to myself. I absolutely love it. I also have the Google pixel phone so that makes it even better when you pair the 2. Not a big Apple fan. They let me down twice and I never forgave them.

        1. I’m not a fan of Apple either. (I’ve had an Android phone ever since day 1!) But Procreate and the Pencil are a great combination. File management with the iPad is wacky and baffling… and don’t get me started on iTunes! 🙂

          1. I’ve never heard of Procreate and the Pencil. Is that for design?

            I loved Apple until I bought 2 expensive iPods for them that died for the same reason. They said manufacturing error, but either way the hard drives failed. I lost all my music. As you know transferring them back to a non-iTunes format is no easy task.

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