Amid early Amazon Prime Day deals, the online retailer has the iPad mini back on sale for hundreds of dollars off. If you don't want to wait for Prime Day tablet deals to roll in, you can get an iPad mini now for its best price yet.
Currently, the iPad mini is on sale for $349.99 at Amazon. Usually priced at $399, that's $50 off and the lowest price we've seen for this tablet. It's one of the best iPad deals you can get outside of the holidays.
The iPad mini in this deal packs a 7.9-inch Retina display, an A12 Bionic chip, and 64GB of storage. There's also Apple Touch ID and a Lightning charging port on board.
Artists and note-takers in particular will be thrilled to know the 5th gen iPad mini supports the Apple Pencil. This optional iPad accessory makes it easy to sketch and jot things down in the Notes app.
As we noted in our Apple iPad Mini review, the Mini has a bright, colorful display and epic battery life of 12 hours and 40 minutes in our Laptop Mag Battery Test. We gave the iPad mini a 4 out of 5-star rating for its great overall performance.
At 0.7 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).
In one test, the iPad mini's brawny 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's multi-core score of 11,515 on Geekbench 4 beat the iPad Air (11,471).
In a nutshell, the iPad mini is the king of small tablets and one of the fastest and smallest tablets you can get. So if you're in the market for an ultraportable, speedy tablet with stylus support, the iPad mini is a solid pick.
For more deals like this, be sure to bookmark our Prime Day 2020 hub for the best Amazon discounts this season.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.