Earlier this year we saw the 64GB WiFi version of Apple’s iPad mini drop to new low of $350 — now the cellular model is getting a big price drop, too. Usually on sale for $529, Amazon’s deal brings it down to $394 — that’s $135 off on-the-go tablet connectivity (albeit only in the gold version).
There’s a lot to love about the latest iPad Mini. In our in-depth review Chris Velazco even said he’s “convinced there isn’t a better small tablet out there.” It boasts plenty of power, a solid battery life (around 10 hours of use from a single charge), a great display and — finally — that highly-anticipated Apple Pencil support. Apple’s use of a standard Lightning port means you won’t need to start from scratch on the accessories, and it also comes with a much-revered headphone jack. Downsides? The design is a little dated and the cameras are pretty pedestrian, although you’re probably not shopping for a tablet in order to take pro photographs.
Previously, the iPad Mini served as Apple’s entry-level tablet device, but that’s definitely no longer the case. Smaller means premium now — indeed, its A12 Bionic chipset puts it in the same league as the iPhone XR, XS and XS Max — and so for a lot of users the 2019 Mini does a great job of bridging the gap between a larger device and a spec-laden smartphone. If you’re looking for performance and portability above all else, this is one of the best tiny tablets you can buy right now, and Amazon’s offer makes it a steal.