The awesome iPad mini just crashed to lowest price yet at Best Buy

iPad mini 6 shown with Apple Pencil
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Big news about a small tablet! Apple's tiny but mighty iPad mini has just crashed to its lowest price ever over at Best Buy.

The iPad mini (2021) is just $399 at Best Buy right now. I cover Apple deals all year long, and this $100 discount makes the tablet a seriously tempting buy. (You can also order it at Amazon, but your tablet won't ship until they get more stock in.)  It's one of the best iPad deals you can get right now.

8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021): was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy

8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021): was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy
The Editor's Choice 2021 iPad mini features a thin-bezel design, a 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. In our iPad mini 6 review, we called it a perfect fit for anyone looking for a one-handed tablet experience for reading books or watching movies. This tablet is now at its lowest price ever.

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation): was $129 now $89 @ Amazon

Apple Pencil (2nd Generation): was $129 now $89 @ Amazon
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil. This great stylus is perfect for taking notes, drawing and editing. The matte finish, weighted feel and wireless charging also make it a great upgrade over the 1st Generation Apple Pencil.

If you're looking for an ultra-portable device that offers impressive performance, the iPad mini 2021 is the best tablet you can buy.

Running on the A15 Bionic chip, this tablet crushes tasks like browsing and streaming, even if you have multiple tabs and applications open. No, it can't beat the performance of the iPad Pro 2022, but unless you're regularly working on heavy-duty tasks like rendering 4K video, the iPad mini won't disappoint.

For a tablet of its size, the iPad mini has a truly awesome display. It's bright, sharp and vibrant, making it the perfect portable movie-watching device. The iPad mini also packs great speakers, cameras with Center Stage support and impressive battery life. We got just under 11 hours on our web surfing battery life test.

Our biggest issue with the iPad mini 6 is its accessory support. There's no Apple Magic Keyboard compatible with the iPad mini. However, you can still connect a third-party keyboard via Bluetooth.

Still looking for your perfect tablet? Stay tuned to our iPad deals coverage, or check out our list of the best Android tablets to see what the competition has to offer.

Millie Davis-Williams

Millie is a Deals writer at Tom's Guide specializing in deals content. She also covers the latest tech news and and creates how-to articles about everything from phones, streaming devices, and headphones to apps and video games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming on her Nintendo Switch and creating digital art.