Today on Amazon, you can buy the Apple iPad Mini for $400, which means you can save $99 off the regular price. This is one of the best iPad Black Friday deals, but it’s likely overlooked by many. At this price range, you might be tempted to pick up the standard iPad cheaper or pay more to upgrade to the iPad Air. By doing this, you’re missing out on a great tablet for those who want portability but still enjoy a fairly fast tablet experience. If you have any issues with your hands or anything else, that’s even better. Interested in learning more about one of the best Black Friday tablet deals? Let’s take a look at what I consider to be one of the most underrated Black Friday deals available today.
Why should you buy the Apple iPad Mini?
When we reviewed the Apple iPad Mini, we called it a “little powerhouse.” This sums it up perfectly. It’s smaller than some of the other best tablets with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display but it looks great. Liquid Retina means it looks sharper than others while it has True Tone and P3 wide color support. Think about it logically – you’re getting a tablet because you need something bigger than your phone but you don’t want to use something as big as a laptop. The Apple iPad Mini fits perfectly into that in-between size.
For someone who has some issues with their hands and has difficulty holding heavy objects for very long, the Apple iPad Mini is the perfect size and weight. It is not heavy and does not need to be supported on anything for long-term use. While lightweight for a tablet, it still packs a punch so I could easily play Final Fantasy games all night before switching to a Twitch stream or YouTube video. Its A15 Bionic chip may not have the power of the M1 chip, but for a tablet, you don’t really need laptop-level performance.
However, for those times when you need to be a little more productive, there’s always support for the Apple Pencil (2nd generation) and the Smart Folio Cover so you can be a little more professional in how you use it. With a lightweight build and smaller screen, the iPad Mini feels like a return to the portable idea of a tablet and that’s why I’m a big fan of it. It is very easy to keep it in your bag or just relax with it.
At a great price right now, you can pick up the Apple iPad Mini for $400, saving $99 off the regular price making it more competitive against the standard iPad and a nice discount compared to the heavier iPad Air. It’s available now on Amazon and if like me, you need something lightweight but powerful, you’ll love it.