All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independently of our parent company. Some of our stories contain affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may receive an affiliate commission. All prices are correct at time of publication.
With a solid mix of performance and portability, Apple’s 2021 iPad mini tablet is a popular choice — but it’s not exactly an impulse buy at $500. If you have one thing in mind, the 64GB model is available now on Amazon for $400 (20 percent off) in three colors, the lowest price we’ve seen.
Buy iPad Mini models on Amazon
With its fresh and modern design, solid performance, and upgraded cameras, the iPad mini 2021 received a solid rating from 89 Engadget reviews. It has similar specs to the iPhone 13, with the same fast A15 Bionic chip offering a big leap in performance over the fifth-gen model. It features a larger 8.3-inch display with a higher 2,266 x 1,488 resolution than previous models and eliminates the physical home button by moving the Touch ID sensor to the power button. The volume buttons, on the other hand, are on top to make room for the Apple Pencil 2, which attaches magnetically to the side.
Other features include USB-C charging and improved cameras with support for Apple’s Center Stage feature, which keeps you in the center of the frame during video calls. The main disadvantages are the lack of a headphone jack, the limited storage space of 64 GB for the base model and the relatively high price compared to tablets with comparable specifications. Amazon has certainly taken the edge off the price, but it’s best to act soon before the deal ends.
consequences @EngadgetDeals on Twitter and Subscribe to the Engadget Deals newsletter for the latest tech deals and buying advice.
https://www.engadget.com/apple-2021-ipad-mini-back-down-to-400-073641579.html?src=rss Apple’s 2021 iPad mini falls back to a low of $400