B&H has an LTE iPad Pro on sale for $669, if you don't mind an older model

A bundle with the new Magic Keyboard is also on sale.

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Apple’s iPad Pro is not only a great tablet, but now with iPadOS, it’s more viable as a laptop alternative. Apple has a number of more cost-effective iPad models, but now you can snag an iPad Pro from B&H Photo at a deeply discounted price. The online retailer has the 2018 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $669, which is $480 off its normal price and the best deal we’ve seen in a long time. There’s even a bundle you can get that includes Apple’s new Magic Keyboard along with the iPad Pro for $999, which is roughly $500 off the normal price.

Buy 2018 iPad Pro at B&H Photo - $669

Buy 2018 iPad Pro + Magic Keyboard at B&H Photo - $999

The iPad Pro model included in these deals has 64GB of storage and WiFi + LTE capabilities. That means you can opt to pay for wireless service so your iPad Pro is never without a connection. While 64GB of storage is on the low side, it won’t be a huge hinderance if you save most of your documents and photos in iCloud or another cloud storage service.

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the biggest iPad that Apple makes and we gave this model a score of 84 when it first came out back in 2018. No, this isn’t the 2020 iPad Pro that debuted a couple of months ago, but that’s ok for most users. The 2020 model adds a new ultra-wide camera and a LIDAR sensor — while those components up the AR game of the latest iPad Pros, regular users probably won’t miss them.

Otherwise, the 2018 iPad Pro gives you everything you’d want in a pro-level tablet. It has that sleek, thin-bezeled design that Apple reserves for the iPad Pros, a stunning Liquid Retina display, fast performance, a USB-C port for charging and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. The hardware is stellar, but the improvements brought by iPadOS 13 — things like better multitasking, improved support for downloaded files and desktop-class web browsing in Safari — truly push the iPad Pro closer to being a laptop replacement than ever before.

If you want the full iPad-as-a-laptop experience immediately, you can shell out $999 for the bundle that includes the new Magic Keyboard. You essentially get the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at the $669 sale price and the Magic Keyboard for $330, which is $20 cheaper than than the accessory’s normal price. It’s an insanely luxurious keyboard that’s a dream to type on, but it’s admittedly quite expensive. You could opt for a third-party Bluetooth keyboard or keyboard case to save some money, but this remains a decent deal if you want to get everything in one shot.

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