This iPad mini 6 deal beats Apple's refurbished offer

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One retailer's iPad mini deal beats Apple's refurbished iPad mini 6  offer which prices the 256GB model at $549. However, you can get yourself a factory fresh brand spanking new iPad mini 6 for the same price. Best Buy's top Apple deals continue to offer the iPad mini 6 for $549 . It normally costs $649, so that's $100 off and just $10 shy of the iPad mini 6's lowest price ever. If you're on a smaller budget, you can get the 64GB iPad mini 6 for $399 ($100 off) at Amazon.

If you're in the market for a new Apple tablet, this is one of the iPad deals you can get. As an alternative, you can get the latest 64GB model iPad with cellular support for $549 ($50 off) at Amazon. Although it offers less storage, you're getting a bigger display, upgraded processor and more connectivity options.

Apple iPad mini 6 256GB: $649 $549 @ Best Buy

Apple iPad mini 6 256GB: $649 $549 @ Best Buy
Save $100 on the 256GB iPad mini 6. Apple's 6th gen compact tablet packs an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple's A15 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. There's a 12MP wide angle back camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login and payment.

Apple's 6th generation improves upon its predecessor with a host of new upgrades. It features a revamped design, larger display, faster processor, and enhanced cameras. The tablet in this deal packs an 8.3-inch (2266 x 1488) display with True Tone, 500 nits of brightness and Apple Pencil (2nd generation) support. Its sleek aluminum exterior houses Apple's A15 Bionic 6-core CPU, 5-core graphics and 256GB of storage.

In our iPad mini 6 review, we praise the tablet's compact size, speedy performance and sharp, bright display. We also found its battery life impressive — it lasted around 11 hours in the real world. We gave the iPad mini an overall rating of 4 out of 5-stars and our Editor's Choice award. 

During multitasking tests, the iPad mini 6's performance never wavered. In one test, we launched 16 Google Chrome tabs, a YouTube video and navigated to multiple sites. Not once did the iPad mini 6 stutter or lag.  

For your connectivity needs, its USB-C port delivers data transferring speeds up to 5GBps. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi 6 ensures fast and reliable over-the-air connection speeds. 

At 0.7 pounds and 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3-inches, the iPad mini 6 is slightly smaller and lighter than the iPad mini 6 (11 ounces and 8 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches). It's much lighter and just as thin as the iPad Air (16 ounces, 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches).

In a nutshell, the iPad mini 6 is worth considering if you want a small, premium tablet with blazing fast performance.  

Hilda Scott

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,, 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.