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Best iPad Pro deal yet: $430 certified refurbished (Update: Sold out)

That's Apple-certified, by the way, so it's more or less good as new.


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, and Woot's got one: Today only, and while supplies last, the Apple-certified-refurbished iPad Pro 10.5 (2017) 64GB is $429.99, with free shipping for Prime subscribers. (Amazon owns Woot.) Price for a new one: $650.

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

Most refurbished iPads come with a 90-day warranty and questionable battery history, but this batch is Apple-certified. That means you get a full one-year warranty, a brand new battery and white-box packaging. In other words: It's pretty much good as new.

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 The review is a bit out of date now -- it dings the tablet for not yet having the cool features afforded by 2017's iOS 11 -- but note that even iOS 12 doesn't bring iPads up to full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