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Don’t worry if you didn’t get (or give) the latest iPad this holiday season — you can still score one at a discount. Amazon is once again selling the 64GB standard iPad for $299, or $30 off its usual price. You can also buy the 256GB version at an all-time low price of $449. You may have to wait a while when the 64GB model isn’t due to ship until mid-February, but it could be worthwhile if you’re not in a rush to grab Apple’s most affordable tablet.
The 2021 iPad is another modest update to a core design that hasn’t changed for years, but those changes could make all the difference in some cases. The wide-angle front camera is much better-suited to video calls. The A13 Bionic chip is still very fast for this class of tablet, and the 10-plus hours of battery life is more than enough for typical tablet uses. There’s even a headphone jack — imagine that.
This isn’t the iPad for you if you insist on Apple’s latest technology: you won’t find USB-C, thin bezels or second-gen Pencil support. You’ll want an iPad Air (or mini, or Pro) for that. If all you want is a big screen for games, reading and TV marathons, though, this base iPad is an easy choice at a price like this.
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