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One of the best selling points of Apple devices is that even when the company releases new hardware, previous generations continue to be supported for years to come. That’s the case with the popular 2021 10.2-inch iPad, which now finds itself on sale on Amazon for $250, the lowest price we’ve seen so far. That’s at least a $79 savings over its recommended price and $20 off its previous low.
The 10.2-inch iPad remains a solid buy simply because it has more bang for its buck. For $250, it runs all day, has a nice bright display and its processor still has plenty of power for gaming and general multitasking. Its wide-angle camera with Center Stage makes it easy for the family to video call friends and loved ones by bundling everything in the frame. The 2021 iPad has enough storage for most tasks, access to more apps and offers improved Messages, Siri and Dictation features with iPadOS 16.
Make no mistake, the 2021 iPad – with its old-school design – may feel a little dated compared to its new sibling. You won’t get thinner bezels, faster processors and improved cameras, but you won’t spend $400 either. There’s no Magic Keyboard or second-generation Pencil support on this model but if you don’t need the extras, it’s still a solid device for armchair gaming, reading, watching video and browse.