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Surprise! Apple’s iPad Is On Sale (Again)

While Apple product sales are still the rarest in the land, something's changed this holiday season. The 9.7-inch iPad is now $289, as Amazon has knocked $40 off its price.

Buy Apple iPad (9.7-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) on

The iPad features a fast A10 processor, which enables solid performance with the demanding augmented reality apps that set the iOS app store as a land above the Google Play app store. Also, this is the first non-Pro Apple slate to support the Apple Pencil, which budding artists will likely request.

This isn't the best deal we've seen on the iPad, which was down to $249 during Black Friday weekend, but $289 is still a good sale price for the best 9.7-inch tablet you can buy.

Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he's the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters.