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Apple’s latest iPad mini has been on sale for a little under a year, but we’ve seen numerous price reductions on the (almost) pocketable slate. Having hovered around the $ 459 price point in recent times, Amazon has now discounted the 64GB iPad Mini further, bringing it down to a new all-time low of $ 400. That’s $ 99 off the original price or a savings of 20 percent.
If you’re looking for a bit more storage, Amazon has also reduced the 256GB model, which now costs $ 540. That means you’ll save $ 109 or 17 percent compared to the retailer’s list price.
The 2021 iPad mini received a score of 89 in our review, gaining marks for its “all-screen” design without the home button its predecessors have. It has a Liquid Retina 326ppi panel with a 2,266 x 1,488 resolution. The tablet’s edges are flat, and also sports a TouchID-capable power button, dropping the Lightning port for USB-C charging.
The slate features a new 12-megapixel ultra-wide front camera with Center Stage support, which like Facebook’s Portal devices will automatically pan and zoom to keep you at the center of the screen during video calls.
Thanks to the A15 Bionic chip powering the tablet, it was also able to handle we threw at it. It typically lasts up to 12 hours between charges and it also supports the second-gen Apple Pencil so you can use it for doodling or note-taking while on the go.