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Best iPad Pro deal ever: $550 at Best Buy

The 256GB model is on sale for the lowest price to date, a savings of $250.


Pencil not included, alas, but the support is there!

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Make no mistake: The iPad Pro is not the tablet for cheapskates. It's the tablet for people who have specific needs and the budget to accommodate those needs.

Of course, everybody likes a deal, am I right? And for a limited time, Best Buy's got one of the best ones ever: The iPad Pro 10.5 (256GB) for $549.99. That's a hefty $250 off Apple's price and the lowest to date. (You can also get it from Amazon for the same price, but it's backordered for at least a week.)

If you're still working with an older iPad, this may well be a good upgrade option. You get a bigger screen, boatloads of storage, better cameras, a faster processor, Apple Pencil support and so on.

Read CNET's iPad Pro 10.5 review to learn more. The review is a bit out of date now -- it dings the tablet for not yet having the cool features afforded by 2017's iOS 11 -- but note that even iOS 12 doesn't bring iPads up to full laptop-replacement level.

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