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Hurry! iPad mini drops to $299 — hits lowest price ever in Cyber Monday deal [Update: Selling out fast!]

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(Image credit: Laptop Mag)

Update: As of Nov 30, 11pm EST only the iPad mini (256GB) in Silver is still available at a $50 discount. The other models have sold out but could be available for pickup at nearby stores. There are still plenty of other Cyber Monday tablet deals and Cyber Monday Apple deals available.

Apple's iPad mini (Gen 5) is the smallest iPad in the lineup, it packs all of the same features as the standard iPad into a more portable form factor. The price can be a sticking point, but thanks to this awesome Cyber Monday deal it's available for less than the standard iPad!

The iPad mini is now just $299 at Best Buy, or $100 off the normal retail price! You can pick any color you like (Silver, Space Gray, Gold) in the 64GB version with Wi-Fi only. 

If you need a little more storage, the iPad mini with 256GB is $449, which is also $100 off its regular $549 price. The iPad mini is the best iPad for a lot of users with its gorgeous 7.9" display, Apple Pencil support, excellent battery life and of course that easy to tote form factor.

This is easily one of the best Cyber Monday tablet deals we've seen throughout Cyber Monday weekend, so be sure to snatch it up before it sells out (which could happen soon!). 

iPad mini Cyber Monday deal

iPad mini (64GB)

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (64GB, Space Gray): was $399 now $299 @ Best Buy
Update: Sold Out! Check back in later to see if Best Buy restocks.
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. 

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (64GB, Silver): was $399 now $299 @ Best Buy
Update: Sold Out! Check back in later to see if Best Buy restocks.
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. 

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (64GB, Gold): was $399 now $299 @ Best Buy
Update: Sold Out! Check back in later to see if Best Buy restocks.
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. 

iPad mini (256GB)

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (256GB, Space Gray): was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. This model has 256GB of storage.

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (256GB, Silver): was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy
Update: Sold Out! Check back in later to see if Best Buy restocks.
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. This model has 256GB of storage.

Apple iPad Mini

iPad mini (256GB, Gold): was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy
Update: Sold Out! Check back in later to see if Best Buy restocks.
The latest Apple iPad mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms most other tablets and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. This model has 256GB of storage.

Apple's iPad mini is the king of small tablets. It's the best tablet to buy if you're looking for a portable yet powerful slate. 

The iPad mini on sale packs a 7.9-inch Retina display, Apple's A12 Bionic chip, 64GB or 256GB of storage, Apple Touch ID and a Lightning charging port. Artists and note-takers will be interested in knowing the 5th gen iPad mini supports the 1st Gen Apple Pencil

This optional iPad accessory makes it easy to sketch on the fly and jot things down in the Notes app

In our iPad mini review, we liked its bright, colorful display and long 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 overall great performance.

In real-world tests, the iPad mini'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's multi-core score of 11,515 on Geekbench 4 beat the last-gen iPad Air (11,471). Weighing a mere 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).

Without a doubt, the iPad mini is one of the fastest and smallest tablets out there. So if you're looking for an ultraportable, speedy tablet that you can write on, the iPad mini is worth considering. 

Black Friday is just about here and we’re seeing tons of fantastic deals on today’s top mobile tech. Be sure to check our Black Friday 2020 deals hub for the best holiday discounts.