Ipad Pro 2017 v 2018


AysheaS

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I'm looking at purchasing an iPad, I'm considering this one: https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/tablets-and-ereaders/tablets/apple-10-5-ipad-pro-2017-256-gb-rose-gold-10165844-pdt.html

Would there be any advantage in purchasing the 2018 model? Or would even purchasing a standard iPad opposed to the Pro?

I'm a non-Apple user but I would like to purchase a tablet for drawing on and it's looking like an iPad might be the best for my needs. I currently use Affinity Designer on a Windows laptop hence me edging towards an iPad (Affinity is only available on iOS).

This is for personal use not professional.

My experience with iPads is limited to, what I believe is, an iPad mini which is a few years old and involves me trying to fix things or change things (it's my Dad's and it was won in a competition). Other than that I don't know much about them so I'm not sure what I should be looking out for.
 

scotty

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If you do a search "iPad Pro 2017 v 2018" then I'm sure there'll be something out there comparing the two.

I think the main thing is if you want to use the Apple Pencil with it.
Support for the regular iPad/pencil started with the iPad 2018.

I've looked into getting one to run Affinity on and there isn't a huge difference between regular and Pro unless you're wanting for speakers oppose to two on regular 2018 and the processor is quicker.
I think the later Pro's support the Apple Pencil 2 which charges wirelessly and also connects to those keyboard/cases wirelessly as well.

If you look on Curry's site they did an iPad/Pencil bundle.
 

AysheaS

Member
Thanks. I've looked at sites comparing them I'm just wondering as a non-Apple user if there was anything I'm missing. One site mentioned that the iPad Pro 2017 was faster than the current iPad which is why I thought that might be the better choice.

If its just wireless charging for the Apple Pencil 2 I'm not sure I'm that bothered enough to get a 2018 model.

Do you think the faster processor will make much difference for running Affinity? Sometimes a slower processor can still be more than plenty. Do you know/think it will make much difference?

Affinity running well is what I'm most concerned with. I have a pretty decent spec laptop (gaming laptop) and I will be keeping that so not concerned about doing anything processor heavy (unless of course Affinity is - will look into that more).
 

Levi

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I currently use Affinity Designer on a Windows laptop hence me edging towards an iPad (Affinity is only available on iOS).
Um... you already said you're using it on something other than iOS....
I currently use Affinity Designer on a Windows laptop
There is a huge plethora of windows based 2in1's or tablets which have access to a stylus.... the surface range being the most obvious and they even give you access to the FULL versions of adobe (amongst others) software if you so choose to use them.
 

scotty

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Affinity running well is what I'm most concerned with. I have a pretty decent spec laptop (gaming laptop) and I will be keeping that so not concerned about doing anything processor heavy (unless of course Affinity is - will look into that more).
That concerned me a little as some of the isometric illustration I do can get pretty complex and start to give my MacBook Pro a run for its money.

I was reading a comparison of Affinity and Ai and they concluded that Affinity was much less bloated than Ai and would run and start up much quicker.
At least on a laptop.
 

AysheaS

Member
That concerned me a little as some of the isometric illustration I do can get pretty complex and start to give my MacBook Pro a run for its money.

I was reading a comparison of Affinity and Ai and they concluded that Affinity was much less bloated than Ai and would run and start up much quicker.
At least on a laptop.
Definitely starts up a lot quicker on my laptop and runs smoother than Illustrator. I want to be able to do hand-drawn illustrations but straight into Affinity. Nothing which I think would be as taxing as what your doing.

I have scanned in and drawn round illustrations in the past but I find that easier said than done with a mouse. I consider a graphics tablet but I think I prefer the idea of drawing on screen.

I think I'll do some more research. It's not the cost per se but more getting one thats right for what I need to do first time not regretting it after buying it.
 

beingdinu

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No doubt there iPad Pro 2018 will be best for, but if you are budget restrains then you can go for the 2017 as well, they might have only slightest difference in regards to new features rest be assure the 2017 device will get the latest updates, so what i will recommend is check the comparisons andif the 2017 have all the features you need then there is no need to go for 2018
 
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