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Rare Apple deal drops latest iPad mini to $335

Apple iPad mini hits new record low price
Apple iPad mini (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Apple iPad mini 5 is one of the smallest tablets you can get — and it's just as powerful as the iPad Air. And for a limited time, the mighty iPad mini is at its best price yet. 

Currently, Amazon has the iPad mini 5 on sale for $334.99 . Usually, this tablet retails for $399, so that's $64 off its normal price. It's the lowest price we've ever seen for the 5th generation iPad mini and one of the best iPad deals you can get right now. It's also one of the best Apple deals we've seen this season. 

Apple iPad mini 5 (64GB): was $399 now $335 @ Amazon
At $64 off, the iPad mini is at its lowest price yet. The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms the previous-gen iPad mini and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. View Deal

Hands down, the 2019 iPad mini is one of the fastest and mobile devices for the money. 

The tablet in this deal sale packs a 7.9-inch Retina display, Apple's A12 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage, Apple Touch ID and a Lightning charging port. 

In our Apple iPad Mini review, we liked its bright, colorful display and great performance. We were also impressed by its long battery life which lasted12 hours and 40 minutes in our Laptop Mag Battery Test. We also liked the iPad mini's Apple Pencil support (sold separately) and gave it an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Apple Pencil makes it easy for artists and note-takers to sketch and jot things down in the Notes app.      

In real-world tests, the iPad mini 5's mighty A12 Bionic chip took on multiple apps simultaneously with no lag. Gameplay on the tablet was also fast and fluid. In our lab, the iPad mini 5 notched 11,515 on the Geekbench 4 overall performance test. It beat the iPad Air (11,471). Weighing in at 11 ounces and 8 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches, the iPad mini is much lighter and just as thin as the iPad Air (16 ounces, 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches).

If you're looking for a portable, but powerful tablet, the iPad mini is worth considering. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.