Budget iPad is an even better deal at an amazing $100 off


iPad 10 and iPad 9 savings
You can get the iPad 10 or the iPad 9 at $100 below the usual cost.
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iPad 10 is a capable tablet for school or fun, and you can now grab one for $349. And the entry-level iPad 9 is down to a mere $229. That’s $100 off either model, a truly significant saving on what are already Apple’s lower-price tablets.

The holiday season is almost here, and those planning to gift an iPad can take advantage of these deals before they go away.

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iPad sale: The best basic tablets on the market

The iPad 10 is the go-to device for K-12 students looking for a tablet, and it also makes a great “lean back” device for watching video or scrolling through social media.

The latest version comes with a 10.9-inch display, up from the 10.2-inch screen of earlier versions. Reviewers praised the increase. They also like that Apple repositioned the front camera to sit alongside the landscape edge of the iPad 10. Previous versions put the camera on the short edge. The tablet runs on a fast Apple A14 processor, and it made the switch to USB-C from Lightning.

The iPad 9 is an older model with a 10.2-inch screen, a slower processor and a Lightning port. It stays in Apple’s product lineup as an inexpensive alternative.

In the Cult of Mac comparison of these tablets, we point out that the 10th-generation one comes out ahead in every category but price. Keep that in mind when deciding between the two.

Get iPad 10 for only $349

When iPad 10 hit the market, reviewers criticized the $449 price, a jump over the earlier models. But that’s much less of a factor now that Amazon has knocked $100 off the cost. That’s a 22% drop.

Buy it from: Amazon

Sometimes, deals are only available on products in specific colors. Not this time. The iPad 10 is available at $349 in silver, blue, pink or yellow.

That price is for the version with 64GB of storage. But you can still save $100 on the 256GB version and buy yourself room for a lot more images, videos, etc.

Buy it from: Amazon

Or choose iPad 9 for an amazing $229

Although it’s no longer Apple’s latest tablet, the iPad 9 at $329 is a good option for anyone looking for a low-cost model. And now that Amazon lowered the cost by $100, it’s even more tempting.

Buy it from: Amazon

It comes in gray or silver with 64GB of storage.


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