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Cyber Monday is here, and with it an overwhelming number of ways to save – especially on Apple products, especially iPads. But although the offers are incredible, there are so many options for iPad purchases. Do you need an iPad Air, a Pro or a Mini? Will an iPad 2017 fit you or would a newer model be better? Now is the perfect time to invest, either for yourself in the run-up to the holidays or for a great gift for a special person. So let's help you get your iPad ducks lined up and figure out how to make the most of the savings.
See our iPad buying guide below for a list of the best deals available for each model you can currently receive. We will update the list regularly as prices tend to fluctuate. Bookmark this page and check back often.
One last hint before we dip. Unlike 2018, there still has to be a new version of thebut the recently released iPad is a great option. We can help you decide if this is right for you or whether the or could be a better choice.
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iPad 10.2-Inch (2019): The Best for Most
Theis CNET's choice for editors for one reason: even though it's an older A10 Processor, it works flawlessly well with the latest iPadOS, has a slightly larger screen, supports the Apple Pencil, and now works with Apple's older Smart Connector keyboard accessory. It is already on sale. However, I would consider the 128GB model as the 32GB model, especially if you plan to download movies. The ideal size that I would have recommended would have been 64 GB … which of course Apple does not sell.
There wereand more are likely to follow, but Target is currently ahead with the 32GB model for $ 230 and the 128GB model for $ 330 ,
iPad (2018): Almost the same as the 10.2-inch iPad
bought last yearmodel that has the same A10 processor (and also Apple Pencil supports), means more savings. Amazon's offer for the 128 GB LTE version is $ 429 ($ 130 discount). This is the cheapest way for an LTE iPad. Do you really need LTE? (I would say no.)
iPad Air (2019): Increase the default
The difference between the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad and theis basically a better A12 processor and a slightly better larger screen (10.5 inches). It is also a bit thinner. Anyone who wants a bit more graphics for photo or video work might consider this a way to split the difference between the iPad and the iPad Pro. At B & H electronics, you get a discount of $ 469 and $ 30.
The iPad Pro 2017 is similar to the iPad Air 2019 with a few extras.
Save yourself the headache and notice that the iPad Air 2019 10.5-inch iPad Air is a slightly cheaper version of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from. The 2017 Pro features a 120Hz screen with faster scrolling, better quad speakers, and slightly different cameras. If you can somehow get it for less than the air above, it's worth it! The iPad Pro 2017 is being offered for sale below but at a higher cost than the iPad Air.
iPad Pro (2018): The fanciest option, but …
For the right price,is still a great choice. The A12X processor is extremely powerful, has Face ID (ideal for an iPad), supports newer pin accessories that can be charged at the side, the optional keyboard pocket is excellent (and expensive) and supports USB-C. Amazon has discounts across the product range, currently between $ 100 and $ 150.
iPad Mini (2019): Not a Bad Travel Offer
Thewas upgraded this year with an A12 processor and pencil support, and it's a great one , smaller tablet. It's usually too expensive to justify entry via the iPad, but selling Cyber Monday could make it a tempting travel gadget. However, it is not very good for typing, and the $ 30 discount for the 256 GB version is not very high.
Consider at least 64 GB of disk space.
Some of the basic iPads start at just 32GB, which it does not cut. Some models start with 64 GB, which is acceptable. If you want to download movies for travel or have many games on board, consider 128GB. I would only consider 256 GB and more if you are a video editor.
Fire tablets or Chromebooks are worth considering for children.
Amazon always offers crazy pricesare tempting If you have Amazon Prime or live in the Amazon ecosystem. As ultra-budget tablets for videos and games they are absolutely fine.
are great for a secure, kid-friendly laptop alternative or for anyone who wants a laptop browser without a full computer price.
iPad at any price?
If you're doing yourself a favor, last year's iPad Pro is a great alternative for laptops, assuming you can live in Apple's controlled iOS world (iPadOS, the name of thethis year has a much better browser, improved pencil support and file access). Apple could update the iPad Pro already in the spring of next year. Maybe you should also consider an IOU.
Cellular? Skip it
The extra $ 129 for an LTE antenna (and the monthly cost of a mobile phone subscription on the iPad) are not worth anything unless you want to use LTE on a tablet or have someone with the bill paid. Instead, connect to your phone.
Save some money on dongles, pencils and other things.
Unfortunately, your purchase does not just end with the iPad. You'll need a protective case for this sensitive tablet, and probably one of Apple's Pencil Pencils (the old one for most iPads and the new one for the iPad Pro 2018). A keyboard pocket is useful and costs extra. If you have the USB-C iPad Pro, you will also need a few dongles (like one for a headphone jack).