Deals Spotlight: Amazon Discounts Apple's Latest 9.7-Inch iPad to $249 ($80 Off)

Amazon this week is discounting Apple's 9.7-inch iPad from early 2018 (32GB, Wi-Fi only) to just $249.00, which is $80 off its original price of $329.00. You can purchase this model in all three colorways, including Gold, Silver, and Space Gray.

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This iPad has a 9.7-inch Retina display, an A10 Fusion chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, Touch ID, and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. Apple refreshed the line in early 2018, making the model on sale today one of the lowest prices we've tracked for the latest iPad.

Apple's Latest 9.7-Inch iPad (32GB + Wi-Fi)


Amazon also has the 128GB model (Wi-Fi, Space Gray) available for $329.00, savings of $100 from its original $429.00 price tag. For more information on the latest sales and bargains, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

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23 weeks ago
This is an incredible bargain for those who want a throwaway tablet device, and it will serve kids well especially.
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23 weeks ago

Is this worth buying? I'm not a power user, but want something that will last 4-5 years.

I dunno about 4-5 years. The processor is an A10, which debuted in 2016. 4-5 years from now is 2023-24, when the A10 will be 7-8 years old. A 7-8 year old processor today would be, what, the A5 (iPhone 4s and iPad 2)? Maybe the A10 will hold up better because we’re getting into the realm of excess power with the A series processor, but I still think it’s a stretch.
Rating: 4 Votes
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23 weeks ago
I just got iPad 6th generation for university and it has been the best investment I’ve made. Loving the ebook reading and taking notes. Completely new level for me
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 weeks ago
I just ordered one of these 128GB versions, and an original Apple Pencil, after watching quite a few videos demonstrating how well Procreate works on this model. It seems to be a very functional and inexpensive way to dip one's toe into the creative capabilities of an iPad without going full-in on a much more expensive iPad Pro.
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 weeks ago

Is this worth buying? I'm not a power user, but want something that will last 4-5 years.

Yes it’s the iPad I recommend most people buy. I own a pro but that’s mostly because I like the 12.9” screen
Rating: 3 Votes
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23 weeks ago

It may be a stretch, but depending on what a user is trying to accomplish the tech has come far enough where we’re seeing smaller incremental advancement. I mean..Apple just sold out of an iPhone that has 3+ year old tech. Like anything else YMMV.

Sure, depends on what he wants to do with it. If he's ok leaving it on iOS 12 or 13 or whatever, the hardware itself surely will last 4-5 years. If he's looking to smoothly run the latest OS for the device's entirely life, probably not going to happen 4+ years from now. If he's looking to game on it, definitely not 4+ years from now.
Rating: 2 Votes
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23 weeks ago

I dunno about 4-5 years. The processor is an A10, which debuted in 2016. 4-5 years from now is 2023-24, when the A10 will be 7-8 years old. A 7-8 year old processor today would be, what, the A5 (iPhone 4s and iPad 2)? Maybe the A10 will hold up better because we’re getting into the realm of excess power with the A series processor, but I still think it’s a stretch.

It may be a stretch, but depending on what a user is trying to accomplish the tech has come far enough where we’re seeing smaller incremental advancement. I mean..Apple just sold out of an iPhone that has 3+ year old tech. Like anything else YMMV.
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23 weeks ago
That's a reasonably deprecated price - considering the A10 is about to become 3 generations old this year.
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23 weeks ago

I dunno about 4-5 years. The processor is an A10, which debuted in 2016. 4-5 years from now is 2023-24, when the A10 will be 7-8 years old. A 7-8 year old processor today would be, what, the A5 (iPhone 4s and iPad 2)? Maybe the A10 will hold up better because we’re getting into the realm of excess power with the A series processor, but I still think it’s a stretch.

The A10 should hold up fine 5 years for basic tasks. Its power overhead is quite large. The 2GB RAM, however, certainly will not. It is barely enough now.
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23 weeks ago

Is this worth buying? I'm not a power user, but want something that will last 4-5 years.


Wait for the new ones, these will probably be unsupported for future iOS updates sometime in the next three years.
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