Apple recently launched the 9.7-inch iPad also known as iPad 2017 with serious specifications and features while offering a very competitive price.
iPad 2017 April 13, 2017
No prizes for guessing, paying $270 more for a same-sized iPad with nearly similar specs is not ideal. There are quite a few differences between this year's 9.7-inch iPad and the 9.7-inch iPad Pro which arrived in March last year.
iPad 2017 March 28, 2017