The iPad line has diversified a bit the past few years, with Apple introducing two sizes of its “Pro” model in addition to a more basic 9.7-inch device. But, while last year’s tablet offered some decent specs at a friendly $329 price point, it lacked few of Apple’s more modern flourishes. Apple’s “new” 9.7-inch iPad rectifies some of that by upgrading to an A10 processor and (most importantly) adding Pencil support. The hope here is it can go toe-to-toe with affordable Chromebooks that have taken over classrooms. It helps that schools can buy an iPad for $299, but the price hasn’t budged for consumers — you’ll still need to cough up $329. So, how does it compare to its iPad siblings? Check out the table below to see all the most important specs.

iPad (2018)
iPad (2017)
iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 2017)
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2017)

Price
$299 for schools / $329 retail
$329 / $429
$649 / $749 / $949
$799 / $949 / $1,149

Dimensions
240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm (9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches)
240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm (9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches)
250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm (9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches)
305.7 x 220.6 x 6.9mm (12 x 8.68 x 0.27 inches)

Weight
469g (1.03 pounds)
469g (1.03 pounds)
469g (1.03 pounds)
677g (1.49 pounds)

OS
iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 11
iOS 11

Display
9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina display
9.7-inch IPS LCD Retina display
10.5-inch IPS LCD Retina display
12.9-inch IPS LCD Retina display

Resolution
2,048 x 1,536 (264 ppi)
2,048 x 1,536 (264 ppi)
2,224 x 1,668 (264 ppi)
2,732 x 2,048 (264 ppi)

Aspect ratio
4:3
4:3
4:3
4:3

Processor
Apple A10
Apple A9
Apple A10X
Apple A10X

Memory
TBA
2GB
4GB
4GB

Storage
32 / 128GB
32 / 128GB
64 / 256 / 512GB
64 / 256 / 512GB

Front camera
1.2MP, f/2.2, 720p video
1.2MP, f/2.2, 720p video
7MP, f/2.2, 1080p video
7MP, f/2.2, 1080p video

Rear camera
8MP, f/2.4, 1080p video at 30fps
8MP, f/2.4, 1080p video at 30fps
12MP, f/1.8, 4K video at 30fps
12MP, f/1.8, 4K video at 30fps

Cellular radio
Optional
GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
LTE
Optional
GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
LTE
Optional
GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
LTE
Optional
GSM/EDGE
CDMA
UMTS/HSPA/
HSPA+/DC-HSDPA
LTE

WiFi
Dual band 802.11ac
Dual band 802.11ac
Dual band 802.11ac
Dual band 802.11ac

Bluetooth
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2
v4.2

Battery
10 hours
32.4 Wh, 10 hours
30.4 Wh, 10 hours
41 Wh, 10 hours

Pencil support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes

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