If you’ve already got a laptop or two-in-one you love, you probably don’t need a pricey full-size tablet as well. But a compact tablet offers many of the same features as the larger models in a more convenient and affordable package. Thewas our , and right now both Best Buy and Amazon have a rare chance to snag one at a discount. You can save $100 on all colors of the latest model iPad Mini, dropping the price on the 64GB model to $400, and the 256GB model to $550 (the starlight and space gray color variants are an extra ) — but only on the Wi-Fi only models. All cellular-enabled models are still full price.
In his, CNET’s Scott Stein called the tablet “a hybrid of older iPad Pros and more recent iPhones.” It features a stunning 8.3 inch liquid retina display as well as a 12MP camera that can quickly scan documents, capture 4K video and will even keep you centered during video calls. It’s equipped with Apple’s advanced A15 Bionic chip, the , as well as 4GB of RAM. So while it’s great for browsing and streaming, it will struggle with high-strain tasks like photo and video editing. It also features Wi-Fi 6 support for speedy web performance, and has a battery life of up to 10 hours for all day work and play.
There isn’t a clear-cut expiration on this offer, but discounts on the latest Apple devices rarely last for long. I’d recommend acting sooner rather than later if you’re hoping to grab a tablet at this price.