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Best iPad deals for March 2021

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iPad deals aren't slowing down this week. From the iPad Pro to the iPad Air, there are multiple sales to take advantage of right now. Our one piece of advice is that you shouldn't wait. iPad deals move fast, so if you spot a discount you like — buy it. 

Currently, the best cheap iPad deal is the 10.9-inch iPad Air for $549 at Amazon. It's just $10 shy of its all time price low and one of the best iPad deals of all time. Need a bigger screen? We've found epic iPad deals on the larger iPad Pro 2020 models as well. The Apple Store rarely discounts its tablets, so take advantage of these cheap iPad deals while they last.

Best iPad deals and sales 

10.2" iPad (32GB/2020): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
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Apple's entry-level iPad is perfect for anyone. It features an A12 Bionic CPU, 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) LCD, 8MP camera, 12MP front camera, and an epic 12:57 battery life. There are no iPad deals on this model at the moment, but if you buy it via Best Buy you'll get 6 free months of Apple Music and Apple New PlusView Deal

10.2" iPad (128GB/2020/LTE): was $559 now $359 @ Best Buy
Those who want the freedom of an LTE-enabled iPad can save $200 by going with Best Buy and Verizon. With a 2-year contract you cut 36% off the 2020 iPad's price. View Deal

7.9" iPad mini (64GB): was $399 now $384 @ Amazon
The 2019 iPad mini sports Apple's A12 Bionic CPU, which provides insanely fast performance. It also packs epic battery life that lasts for just shy of 13 hours on a single charge. It's not often on sale, but it's now $15 off. View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $549 @ Amazon
The new iPad Air sports a larger 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. Right now it's at its second-lowest price ever, but history shows this deal won't last long. It's one of the best iPad deals of the moment. View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $899 now $849 @ Amazon
Those who push their iPad to the limit will want to get the 2020 iPad Pro. Not only does it tear through work with Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, but its edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display (which features 120Hz Pro Motion technology) offers super smooth visuals. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The 2020 iPad Pro packs an unbeatable A12Z Bionic CPU, dual 12MP/10MP rear cameras, 7MP front camera, and a stunning 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion. Amazon has it on sale for $949, which is one of the best iPad Pro deals we've seen.View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (256GB/2020): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
Need more storage capacity? The 256GB model is now on sale for $999. That's a whopping $100 off and one of the best iPad deals we've seen for this model. View Deal

Best iPad deals — accessories

Apple Smart Folio: was $79 now $72 @ Amazon
The Apple Smart Folio (for 10.9-inch iPad Air/4th Gen) protects the front and back of your iPad Air. It also automatically wakes your iPad when opened and puts it to sleep when closed.View Deal

Apple Magic Keyboard: was $299 now $199 @ Amazon
The current-gen Magic Keyboard can turn your iPad Air (4th gen) or iPad Pro 11-inch (1st or 2nd gen) into a laptop replacement. It attaches magnetically to your iPad and allows you to smoothly adjust to the perfect viewing angle for you. It's now $100 off.View Deal

Apple Smart Keyboard Folio: was $179 now $169 @ Amazon
The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio offers a great typing experience for your iPad Air (4th Gen) or iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd Gen). The lightweight cover can also protect the front and back of your iPad. View Deal

Best iPad deals — refurbs

Refurb Apple iPads: from $329 @ Apple
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Refurb iPads make for great iPad deals. We especially like the refurb iPads from the Apple Store because they come with the same 1-year warranty you'd get from a new factory-sealed iPad. Currently, refurb iPads deals at the Apple Store start at just $329. View Deal

iPad deals — which iPad should I buy?

Apple's iPad family is now bigger than ever. Currently, these are the models that Apple offers: 

The 10.2-inch iPad is the tablet for everyone. The mainstream tablet is not only the most affordable, but it's also the best value for your dollar. The tablet uses Apple's previous-gen A10 Fusion chip. That shouldn't be a deal breaker though. While the A10 Fusion chip is indeed dated, it still packs enough power for streaming movies and playing some Apple Arcade

It can also be used for sketching and drawing, thanks to its Apple Pencil (1st gen) support. For the first time, you can also pair the 10.2-inch iPad with Apple's Smart Keyboard. Check out our new iPad (2020) review to see why we love Apple's latest tablet.

True to its name, the iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. It houses Apple's A12 Bionic chip with an M12 coprocessor. (That's the same CPU found in the iPhone XS family). It happens to be the tablet we own and we love it for everything from streaming Netflix to playing Mario Kart.

If you want unrivaled power, you'll want to check out the new iPad Air or iPad Pros. The latter come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors and use Apple's latest A12Z CPU with M12 coprocessor. They're pricey, but you can usually find iPad deals that take up to $50 off these tablets. You can also find cheap iPad deals on the previous-gen iPad Pros (2018 models), which are up to $150 off. 

iPad deals — where to find them