If you’re shopping around for a tablet during Amazon Prime Day week, the 9th generation iPad is a solid buy. It’s the best tablet for most people and now more affordable than ever.
Right now, you can get the Apple iPad for just $299 (opens in new tab) in a premature Amazon Prime Day deal. It normally costs $329, so that’s $30 in savings. This marks the iPad’s lowest price in Amazon history.
The Apple iPad features a 10.2-inch Retina display, A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. It sports an 8MP wide-angle back camera and 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Apple Touch ID and Apple Pay for secure login and payment.
In our Apple iPad 2021 review, we praise its bright, vivid 10.2-inch Retina display and excellent battery life. We also found the tablet’s upgraded cameras impressive. Overall, we gave the iPad a 4 out of 5-star rating for its outstanding performance.
During real-world use, the 9th gen iPad had no problems juggling multiple tasks. In one test, we blasted it with a dozen Google Chrome tabs with two streaming 1080p YouTube videos and music in the background. The iPad showed no signs of lag.
Simply put, the 10.2-inch iPad is the perfect tablet for accessing your favorite streaming and gaming apps. And when you want to get things done, the iPad supports Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard (sold separately).
With a weight of 1.1 pounds and 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches, the iPad is as portable as its competitors. It’s on par with the 10.4-inch Galaxy Tab A7 9.8 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches, 1 pound) and Lenovo Tab M10 Plus (9.5 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches, 0.7 pounds).
Prime Day 2022 starts July 12 at 3 a.m. ET and we’re tracking the best Prime Day iPad deals from Amazon and other retailers. Browse our Prime Day 2022 hub for the best early discounts on tech, gaming and more.