Apple iPad Pro 64gb £588 with Education Discount at Apple with Free engraving (£619 without)
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Apple iPad Pro 64gb £588 with Education Discount at Apple with Free engraving (£619 without)

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Found 11th Oct
iPad Pro 10.5 with free engraving

Discount price through uni days

I'm looking for an iPad for college notes, is this a good deal?

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DrBlue054 m ago

Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar …Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar price for students? I need to take notes

An A4 pad and a Bic biro is adequate for college.

Not a deal no. This is a year round offer for students, in fact, if you were to purchase this ipad last month you would have got free Beats wireless headphones with it.
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Original Poster

Can someone please advise me, is this worth it? I need it for college notes

Not a deal no. This is a year round offer for students, in fact, if you were to purchase this ipad last month you would have got free Beats wireless headphones with it.

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taker1 m ago

Not a deal no. This is a year round offer for students, in fact, if you …Not a deal no. This is a year round offer for students, in fact, if you were to purchase this ipad last month you would have got free Beats wireless headphones with it.

Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar price for students? I need to take notes

DrBlue054 m ago

Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar …Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar price for students? I need to take notes

An A4 pad and a Bic biro is adequate for college.

A pad of paper and a pen would be just as effective, and you'll save yourself £586.

Don't get me wrong, I have an iPad and it's great for surfing the internet, playing movies, games etc.
If your primary reason for buying it is to take notes at college, get paper and a pen.

ezzer722 m ago

An A4 pad and a Bic biro is adequate for college.


ooh, beat me to it...

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skinrush5 m ago

A pad of paper and a pen would be just as effective, and you'll save …A pad of paper and a pen would be just as effective, and you'll save yourself £586.Don't get me wrong, I have an iPad and it's great for surfing the internet, playing movies, games etc.If your primary reason for buying it is to take notes at college, get paper and a pen.

Thanks for the input, I'm constantly changing my notes updating them. Electronic notes are easier to change and overall take less time. Atm I am looking for a laptop like the surface but was recommended an iPad Pro. What would you recommend, I don't want to spend a lot of money @skinrush
Edited by: "DrBlue05" 11th Oct

DrBlue0512 m ago

Can someone please advise me, is this worth it? I need it for college notes



My daughter uses her iPad extensively for university and finds it invaluable to her education. Being able to have the book/lecture up on half the screen whilst taking notes is fantastic.

She does not write on her iPad, but rather types her notes. Assuming you do not intend to hand write your notes on the screen you might as well get the standard iPad which is cheaper and more than up to the task.
Edited by: "david_robinson94" 11th Oct

I have an iPad pro that I didn't necessarily buy for college use, but found myself using it a lot. I use the Notability app because it allows you to record audio while taking notes which has been pretty useful for me. You can also import presentation slides in to it and annotate them on the app. Yes, pen and paper is cheaper and effective, but naturally the iPad adds a few bells and whistles

DrBlue0511 m ago

Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar …Thanks, would you recommend anything better than an iPad Pro at a similar price for students? I need to take notes



If you're adamant in taking notes on an iPad then the iPad Pro is probably the best tablet currently out.

But ask yourself do you and will you actually use the iPad for your intended use as you say, which is take notes or perhaps would it be more beneficial to buy a laptop instead which offers greater flexibility.

It all depends on what kind of notes you're taking, the course you're studying

ezzer728 m ago

An A4 pad and a Bic biro is adequate for college.


And a few hundred cheaper

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david_robinson943 m ago

My daughter uses her iPad extensively for university and finds it …My daughter uses her iPad extensively for university and finds it invaluable to her education. Being able to have the book/lecture up on half the screen whilst taking notes is fantastic.She does not write on her iPad, but rather types her notes. Assuming you do not intend to hand write your notes on the screen you might as well get the standard iPad which is cheaper and more than up to the task.

Thanks for your input, I was hoping to use it in the same way but write them using the pencil on good notes 4 or one note. Is it worth it?

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taker5 m ago

If you're adamant in taking notes on an iPad then the iPad Pro is probably …If you're adamant in taking notes on an iPad then the iPad Pro is probably the best tablet currently out. But ask yourself do you and will you actually use the iPad for your intended use as you say, which is take notes or perhaps would it be more beneficial to buy a laptop instead which offers greater flexibility. It all depends on what kind of notes you're taking, the course you're studying

Thank you for the reply, do.you think I should wait for black Friday to get a good deal on the iPad Pro? Would the wait be worth it?

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adbat5 m ago

I have an iPad pro that I didn't necessarily buy for college use, but …I have an iPad pro that I didn't necessarily buy for college use, but found myself using it a lot. I use the Notability app because it allows you to record audio while taking notes which has been pretty useful for me. You can also import presentation slides in to it and annotate them on the app. Yes, pen and paper is cheaper and effective, but naturally the iPad adds a few bells and whistles

Did you buy a stylus or the apple pencil for your notes ?

DrBlue057 m ago

Thanks for your input, I was hoping to use it in the same way but write …Thanks for your input, I was hoping to use it in the same way but write them using the pencil on good notes 4 or one note. Is it worth it?



Value is depenent on the unique situation that each person has. My daughter uses her iPad for the lectures and note taking and her MacBook for the serious work in the evening.

All depends on what you are studying and the way that you learn. If you were studying engineering, for example, then you might find it invaluable to be able to hand copy down the examples from the tutor and so the pen would be extremely useful.

If studying computer languages, like my daughter, then the pen may offer little value to you.
Edited by: "david_robinson94" 11th Oct

If you really want to write electronic notes, then the iPad is good, but you'd probably get a better deal on the older 9.7" pro. But then factor in a pencil (£99) if you want to hand write the notes or a keyboard (£150) (unless you plan to use the on screen swipe keyboard or a cheaper bluetooth keyboard).
Aren't most lecture presentations posted by the lecturer before the lecture anyway?? I used to just make notes on a paper pad and refer/cross reference the PowerPoint slides afterwards.

DrBlue0518 m ago

Did you buy a stylus or the apple pencil for your notes ?


the Apple pencil. I can't comment on some of the other stylus options having never used them, but I can't imagine they'd be better than the apple pencil. Just bear in mind that it's more slippery than writing on paper but easy enough to get used to

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skinrush14 m ago

If you really want to write electronic notes, then the iPad is good, but …If you really want to write electronic notes, then the iPad is good, but you'd probably get a better deal on the older 9.7" pro. But then factor in a pencil (£99) if you want to hand write the notes or a keyboard (£150) (unless you plan to use the on screen swipe keyboard or a cheaper bluetooth keyboard).Aren't most lecture presentations posted by the lecturer before the lecture anyway?? I used to just make notes on a paper pad and refer/cross reference the PowerPoint slides afterwards.

@skinrush

Would you recommend I wait till black Friday to get a better deal? Would there be a better deal? Have you come across any good deals for the iPad Pro 9.7?

I bought my own iPad pro 9.7 256gb for £549 at John Lewis about 3 months ago, but I doubt stores will still have stock at that price.
Apple's refurb store have 32gb's for £439
BT shop have 128gb for £549, though you'd be be better off with this 10.5 64gb deal that you've just posted probably.

I’ll add my 2 cents. I bought the original 12.9 iPad Pro when started my PhD. If you’re planning to do split screen note making and annotations or drawings get the 12.9. I used notability for notes on left side and PDF expert for annotating the PDF or underlining and numbering key points in conjunction with notability. If you’re looking to just use 1 device and don’t need specific software get the 12.9. However I’ve found it’s a big beast to use if you’re only using it for one task at a time outside of using as a laptop replacement. I’ve just bought the 10.5 iPad. It is a much nicer experience for reading single PDFs and web browsing. The true tone and 120 refresh rate are better upgrades then you think over older 9.7 or older 12.9. It is also much easier to take around with a laptop or to use as a note taking device. All the stupid comments about a pen and paper are pointless. Work never being lost and accessible on any device via iCloud (bar Linux) over 3 years, and being able to change things on the fly, find and categorise years of notes or share them quickly with colleagues is worth the money.

In short:-
If you are only buying one device buy an iPad Pro 12.9 or a decent windows laptop like XPS or a MacBook (these devices are portable and the build quality means they should last you years)
2nd device get the iPad Pro 10.5 but don’t waste money on the keyboard as not big enough to be a laptop replacement
Don’t buy a surface. They aren’t a great laptop or note taking device. I considered getting one but the last thing you want mid note taking is some issue with windows or it doing an update.

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cantonbean28 m ago

I’ll add my 2 cents. I bought the original 12.9 iPad Pro when started my P …I’ll add my 2 cents. I bought the original 12.9 iPad Pro when started my PhD. If you’re planning to do split screen note making and annotations or drawings get the 12.9. I used notability for notes on left side and PDF expert for annotating the PDF or underlining and numbering key points in conjunction with notability. If you’re looking to just use 1 device and don’t need specific software get the 12.9. However I’ve found it’s a big beast to use if you’re only using it for one task at a time outside of using as a laptop replacement. I’ve just bought the 10.5 iPad. It is a much nicer experience for reading single PDFs and web browsing. The true tone and 120 refresh rate are better upgrades then you think over older 9.7 or older 12.9. It is also much easier to take around with a laptop or to use as a note taking device. All the stupid comments about a pen and paper are pointless. Work never being lost and accessible on any device via iCloud (bar Linux) over 3 years, and being able to change things on the fly, find and categorise years of notes or share them quickly with colleagues is worth the money. In short:-If you are only buying one device buy an iPad Pro 12.9 or a decent windows laptop like XPS or a MacBook (these devices are portable and the build quality means they should last you years)2nd device get the iPad Pro 10.5 but don’t waste money on the keyboard as not big enough to be a laptop replacementDon’t buy a surface. They aren’t a great laptop or note taking device. I considered getting one but the last thing you want mid note taking is some issue with windows or it doing an update.

@cantonbean Thank you very much for the input. I was hoping to use the iPad in exactly the same way you have described. I'm just not sure if I should save money and get the old 12.9 or new one. Is there a huge difference between them in terms of making notes? How does the refresh rate make the experience better? Do you think I'll be able to use two screens at once effectively with the new 10.5 model? Thank you I appreciate your time

cantonbean29 m ago

I’ll add my 2 cents. I bought the original 12.9 iPad Pro when started my P …I’ll add my 2 cents. I bought the original 12.9 iPad Pro when started my PhD. If you’re planning to do split screen note making and annotations or drawings get the 12.9. I used notability for notes on left side and PDF expert for annotating the PDF or underlining and numbering key points in conjunction with notability. If you’re looking to just use 1 device and don’t need specific software get the 12.9. However I’ve found it’s a big beast to use if you’re only using it for one task at a time outside of using as a laptop replacement. I’ve just bought the 10.5 iPad. It is a much nicer experience for reading single PDFs and web browsing. The true tone and 120 refresh rate are better upgrades then you think over older 9.7 or older 12.9. It is also much easier to take around with a laptop or to use as a note taking device. All the stupid comments about a pen and paper are pointless. Work never being lost and accessible on any device via iCloud (bar Linux) over 3 years, and being able to change things on the fly, find and categorise years of notes or share them quickly with colleagues is worth the money. In short:-If you are only buying one device buy an iPad Pro 12.9 or a decent windows laptop like XPS or a MacBook (these devices are portable and the build quality means they should last you years)2nd device get the iPad Pro 10.5 but don’t waste money on the keyboard as not big enough to be a laptop replacementDon’t buy a surface. They aren’t a great laptop or note taking device. I considered getting one but the last thing you want mid note taking is some issue with windows or it doing an update.


You're entitled to your opinion regarding the usefulness of tablet computers for university, but my comments about using a pen and paper are not 'stupid' or 'pointless' thanks very much. I and millions of others have completed degrees without an iPad or the need to take a laptop into lectures.
Whilst split screen electronic note taking and cloud based access to those notes might be handy, the same thing can be achieved by using paper and a pen, and some simple self discipline and organisation, without the circa. £700 cost.
If you want to justify your 12.9" iPad purchase by thinly linking it to your studies, that's up to you.

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skinrush38 m ago

I bought my own iPad pro 9.7 256gb for £549 at John Lewis about 3 months …I bought my own iPad pro 9.7 256gb for £549 at John Lewis about 3 months ago, but I doubt stores will still have stock at that price.Apple's refurb store have 32gb's for £439BT shop have 128gb for £549, though you'd be be better off with this 10.5 64gb deal that you've just posted probably.

Thanks @skinrush should I wait for black Friday? Do you think there will be a better price then? It's only a few weeks away. Thank you
Edited by: "DrBlue05" 11th Oct

DrBlue052 h, 30 m ago

Thanks @skinrush should I wait for black Friday? Do you think there will …Thanks @skinrush should I wait for black Friday? Do you think there will be a better price then? It's only a few weeks away. Thank you


Difficult to guess what black Friday will bring. Generally, apple deals are thin on the ground at any time of year, black Friday included.

skinrush14 h, 16 m ago

You're entitled to your opinion regarding the usefulness of tablet …You're entitled to your opinion regarding the usefulness of tablet computers for university, but my comments about using a pen and paper are not 'stupid' or 'pointless' thanks very much. I and millions of others have completed degrees without an iPad or the need to take a laptop into lectures. Whilst split screen electronic note taking and cloud based access to those notes might be handy, the same thing can be achieved by using paper and a pen, and some simple self discipline and organisation, without the circa. £700 cost. If you want to justify your 12.9" iPad purchase by thinly linking it to your studies, that's up to you.

It is archaic to think the way you do. I’ve got over one hundred PDFs, some of which are over one hundred pages long. Every single PhD student at my institution uses Mendeley to manage their resources electronically by choice. All students also have free print too, but I’d prefer not to print thousands of pages for environmental reasons alone. I accept that £700 is a lot of money for some students but it really is a worthwhile investment in the modern academic world. The majority of resources are now given via PDF even in arts subjects; if you can’t see why a pen and paper is a vastly inferior option to any electronic note taking device and far less environmentally friendly then I guess that is your issue. The comments are both stupid and pointless because the original poster has stated their requirements and you have offered a completely irrelevant and sarcastic answer. A comparable answer would be that someone outlined the requirements they need from a car and you tell them to walk! Still the one thing I’ve realised over years of study is never argue with a Luddite!
Edited by: "cantonbean" 12th Oct

DrBlue0514 h, 15 m ago

@cantonbean Thank you very much for the input. I was hoping to use the …@cantonbean Thank you very much for the input. I was hoping to use the iPad in exactly the same way you have described. I'm just not sure if I should save money and get the old 12.9 or new one. Is there a huge difference between them in terms of making notes? How does the refresh rate make the experience better? Do you think I'll be able to use two screens at once effectively with the new 10.5 model? Thank you I appreciate your time

You might be best looking at the Apple refurbished site. All those products are like new and come with full warranty. There isn’t a massive difference making notes between the older and newer model in my opinion. There is a noticeable difference in smother scrolling and true tone is easier on the eyes. Regarding using split screen usage on the 10.5 model. Using split screen with Notability and PDF expert I found it difficult to read the PDF without zooming in on certain sections. On the 12.9 I have no issues (basically two iPad screens side by side). I never use the cameras on either but if your subject requires that the newer models worth the extra. I also realise how expensive being an undergraduate currently is and think you’d be very happy with the 12.9 original model (I am for usage as a laptop replacement) at about the same price as the 10.5.
Edited by: "cantonbean" 12th Oct

cantonbean3 h, 54 m ago

It is archaic to think the way you do. I’ve got over one hundred PDFs, s …It is archaic to think the way you do. I’ve got over one hundred PDFs, some of which are over one hundred pages long. Every single PhD student at my institution uses Mendeley to manage their resources electronically by choice. All students also have free print too, but I’d prefer not to print thousands of pages for environmental reasons alone. I accept that £700 is a lot of money for some students but it really is a worthwhile investment in the modern academic world. The majority of resources are now given via PDF even in arts subjects; if you can’t see why a pen and paper is a vastly inferior option to any electronic note taking device and far less environmentally friendly then I guess that is your issue. The comments are both stupid and pointless because the original poster has stated their requirements and you have offered a completely irrelevant and sarcastic answer. A comparable answer would be that someone outlined the requirements they need from a car and you tell them to walk! Still the one thing I’ve realised over years of study is never argue with a Luddite!


Oh dear, where to start...
So on top of implying that I'm stupid, you're now calling me a Luddite and archaic???

Firstly, do you even know the definition of a Luddite?? There aren't many textile workers around these days.

Secondly, you said that you've 'realised over the years that you shouldn't argue with a Luddite'. Yet that is precisely what you're attempting to do (assuming that you are referring to me, specifically, as a Luddite).

Thirdly, you know very little about me, so making assumptions about my social status or intelligence doesn't make you sound very intelligent. Neither does using words like Luddite out of appropriate context, or Americanisms such as 'my 2 cents'.

My advice about the original poster using paper and pen was not sarcastic. It came from a genuine belief that students get themselves into unmanageable amounts of debt, in order to buy trinkets that they don't necessarily need. I fell foul of this practice myself with my first degree. Having 'over a hundred PDFs' is par for the course with university education. Most people don't need an iPad as a coping strategy.

If you are indeed a current or ex PhD student, then maybe you should have learnt to be more tolerant of others opinions, more diplomatic and less aggressive by now? It's a thread about an iPad. Calm down.
Edited by: "skinrush" 12th Oct

skinrush5 h, 34 m ago

Oh dear, where to start...So on top of implying that I'm stupid, you're …Oh dear, where to start...So on top of implying that I'm stupid, you're now calling me a Luddite and archaic??? Firstly, do you even know the definition of a Luddite?? There aren't many textile workers around these days. Secondly, you said that you've 'realised over the years that you shouldn't argue with a Luddite'. Yet that is precisely what you're attempting to do (assuming that you are referring to me, specifically, as a Luddite).Thirdly, you know very little about me, so making assumptions about my social status or intelligence doesn't make you sound very intelligent. Neither does using words like Luddite out of appropriate context, or Americanisms such as 'my 2 cents'.My advice about the original poster using paper and pen was not sarcastic. It came from a genuine belief that students get themselves into unmanageable amounts of debt, in order to buy trinkets that they don't necessarily need. I fell foul of this practice myself with my first degree. Having 'over a hundred PDFs' is par for the course with university education. Most people don't need an iPad as a coping strategy.If you are indeed a current or ex PhD student, then maybe you should have learnt to be more tolerant of others opinions, more diplomatic and less aggressive by now? It's a thread about an iPad. Calm down.

I didn’t imply you were stupid. I implied your response was stupid because it had no contextual usage for the original question. I’m very familiar with the Luddites being based in the midlands and have even studied their poetry some 15 years or more ago. It is also common knowledge that the phrase is also used in reference to somebody who refuses to embrace technology (so was correctly used). I was joking about arguing with a Luddite but I’ve obviously touched a nerve! I didn’t make any assumptions about your social status or intelligence. The reference to that was in terms of your pointless contribution to the original question. Your statements and belief about debt are totally valid and if you’d stated that as eloquently as in this response I would have accepted that. Sadly these sort of remarks on here are very rarely meant with noble intentions. Maybe this says more about the troll like nature of HotUKDeals threads and the long term effects on my interpretation of such statements than on the statement itself (maybe a psychology PhD in there actually!). It has taken a while for me to notice this response because I was too busy proofreading and annotating a journal article for my colleges based in China on my coping strategy. The topic isn’t one in which I’m an expert, so I’ve highlighted certain sections around methodology for clarification. As this is a four person collaboration I’ve just emailed this PDF to all parties. I was able to do this is a quarter of the time it would take using a PC and a pen and paper, and it also allows focus on the context of the work without losing the flow as you might using both (completely cutting out the need to do both processes and saving 20 pages of paper). This also means I don’t need to make amendments to amendments. I’ll apologise if you interpret my factual statements as aggressive; recent fields of work and commitments mean my writing style requirements are different to my days of English Literature. I have also just typed this whole response in dual screen mode on the 10.5 iPad.

Also regarding 2 cents that is a widely accepted Americanism. Next thing you’ll be telling me you didn’t know the two different spellings of aluminium/aluminum are both actually British! Try having to read the paper I’ve just proofread and having to put up with behavioral (correct in a computing)
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