'One charge lasts me days': This entry-level iPad is down to $399 — that's $80 off
Whether you've been thinking about finally getting yourself a tablet; are a longtime PC or Android user curious about making an OS change; or have realized that it's time to replace your Apple unit that's seen better days, you won't want to miss this great deal. Right now, Amazon is discounting the 2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad to $399, down from its usual $479 price tag. These are Black Friday prices — in May!
Apple 2021 10.2-inch iPad
A discount of $80 is significant, but the value is even greater when you consider that this model comes with 56GB of storage — its predecessor offered just 32GB for the same price.
Meanwhile, this iPad is also faster (thanks to an upgraded processor) and equipped with a greatly improved front camera, the better to participate in video calls. That camera, coupled with Apple's Center Stage feature, automatically keeps the focus on the subject (you) as you move around — and it'll even widen out if someone else enters the frame.
Not much else has changed. The iPad still relies on Apple's Lightning connector (rather than USB-C, which higher-end models and the new iPad Mini have embraced). It still employs a home button with Touch ID and still has a fairly chunky bezel along the top and bottom edges.
"Bought this iPad for the fourth and last grandchild, as we had with the last three," wrote an enthusiastic grandparent. "He is enjoying it and Facetimes us every day. That, we love the best."
Another raved: "This latest and affordable iPad is up to date, smooth and easy to navigate. What really [got me] was when I learned that all the data and apps from my iPhone 11 could be transferred to the iPad by following easy-to-understand instructions. I did that, and within about 15 minutes, everything from the iPhone jumped over to my new iPad. How cool is that? I’ve owned earlier iPad versions, but this one leaves those in the dust. It’s well worth the update."
"There are so many different things possible to use this device for. I got mine to start a digital planner and it works wonderfully," one satisfied customer said. "One charge lasts me days. I didn’t have to buy one of those $100 iPad pens, either. I got one that was $26 and it writes perfectly. The picture quality is great if you want to watch movies or read an article/blog."
We're not sure how long this deal will last, so grab it while you can.
2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Looking for more great Amazon tech deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earbuds
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation)$99 $129Save $30
Tozo T6 True Wireless Earbuds$21 $43Save $22 with coupon
Cxk Wireless Earbuds$21 $48Save $27 with coupon
Ziuty Wireless Earbuds$15 $60Save $45 with coupon
Toshiba 43-Inch Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV$200 $330Save $130
Vizio 40-Inch D-Series Full HD 1080p Smart TV$168 $230Save $62
Amazon Fire TV 75" Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV$800 $1,050Save $250
Tablets and tech
Sgin 15.6-inch Windows 11 Laptop$342 $1,334Save $992 with coupon
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 Laptop$700 $900Save $200
HP Chromebook 11-Inch Laptop$156 $260Save $104
Asus Chromebook CX1$140 $230Save $90
Lenovo 2022 Duet 3i Tablet$195 $360Save $165