If you’re shopping around for a Father’s Day gift, the 2021 iPad mini is wise pick. And for a limited time, you can nab our favorite compact tablet for its best price yet.
Best Buy currently offers the Apple iPad mini 6 for $399 (opens in new tab). Usually it retails for $499, so that’s $100 off and the iPad mini 6’s lowest price ever. This is one of the best iPad deals of the season.
Apple’s 2021 generation iPad mini brings tons of upgrades to the series. It features an all new-design, larger display, faster processor and enhanced cameras. The tablet in this deal packs an 8.3-inch (2266 x 1488) display with True Tone, 500 nits of brightness and Apple Pencil (2nd generation) support. Its sleek aluminum exterior houses Apple’s A15 Bionic 6-core CPU, 5-core graphics and 64GB of storage.
In our iPad mini 6 review, we praise the tablet’s compact size, speedy performance and sharp, bright display. We also found its battery life impressive — it lasted around 11 hours in the real world. We gave the iPad mini an overall rating of 4 out of 5-stars and our Editor’s Choice award.
During multitasking tests, the iPad mini 6’s performance never wavered. In one test, we launched 16 Google Chrome tabs, a YouTube video and navigated to multiple sites. Not once did the iPad mini 6 stutter or lag.
For your connectivity needs, its USB-C port delivers data transferring speeds up to 5GBps. Meanwhile, Wi-Fi 6 ensures fast and reliable over-the-air connection speeds.
At 0.7 pounds and 7.7 x 5.3 x 0.3-inches, the iPad mini 6 is slightly smaller and lighter than the iPad mini 6 (11 ounces and 8 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches). It’s much lighter and just as thin as the iPad Air (16 ounces, 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.2 inches).
Whether you want to treat dad or yourself to a new tablet, the iPad mini is worth considering.