The iPad mini 3 is one of those older-generation Apple devices that holds up well. For an e-reader, web browser or just all-around mobile media player, the tiny tablets offer all the features you want. But they come with one real advantage over the newest model: They’re a lot less expensive.
This iPad mini 3 doesn’t feel like old tech. It offers all the familiar features. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera, so you can enjoy FaceTime in HD. With 16GB of storage, there’s plenty for the average user. (You can still access all your cloud-storage accounts, too.)
The iPad’s form was pretty well dialed in by 2014, so the iPad mini 3 is pleasantly thin and light. A 7.9-inch Retina display with 3.1 million pixels, backed by an A7 chip, makes for a high-fidelity visual experience. And with 10 hours of battery life, it’s a great travel companion.
Buy now: Get a 16GB iPad mini 3 in gold for $239.99. That’s 52% off the usual price.