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Best cheap iPad deals in August 2020

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iPad deals are back. As back to school sales ramp up, retailers are once again offering cheap iPad deals that take anywhere from $100 to a whopping $500 off Apple's notoriously pricey tablets. 

So what iPad deals can you get right now? If you want an excellent, all-purpose iPad deal — Amazon continues to offer the iPad Mini (256GB) on sale for $499. That's $49 off and one of the best iPad deals we've seen for this popular tablet. 

Not to be outdone, B&H Photo is taking up to $500 off the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018) with prices starting at $799. It's one of the biggest iPad deals we've seen, albeit on the previous-gen iPad Pro. Other cheap iPad deals you can get right now include: 

Best iPad deals right now 

Best iPad deals

10.2" iPad (128GB): was $429 now $399 @ Amazon
The iPad is an excellent tablet with a bright display, long battery life, and keyboard support. This model comes with 128GB of storage. However, keep in mind that this model has been from $50 to $100 off before, which makes this iPad discount a tad less exciting than the others. View Deal

iPad Mini (64GB): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
The latest Apple iPad Mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms the 2018 iPad and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. It's now on sale for its lowest price ever. View Deal

iPad Mini (256GB): was $549 now $499 @ Amazon
If you want more storage, Amazon is also taking $50 off the 256GB model Apple iPad Mini. It's the second lowest price we've ever seen for this iPad. View Deal

iPad Mini (128GB/WiFi/LTE): was $679 now $629 @ Amazon
If you require more storage and connectivity options, you can get the 256GB model iPad Mini for an all time low price of $629.View Deal

Apple iPad Air (64GB): was $499 now $469 @ Amazon
The 2019 iPad Air is one of the best tablets Apple makes. Its speed and gorgeous screen make it perfect for gaming on Apple Arcade, binge-watching your favorite shows, or multitasking with the tablet's split screen. It's on sale for $469, which is $30 off Apple's price. Alternatively, the 256GB model is $100 off at Best Buy.View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $799 now $749 @ Best Buy
Students with a valid edu-based e-mail can get the 2020 iPad Pro on sale for $749.99. (You'll have to sign up to Best Buy's free student deals newsletter to get an instant $50 voucher). It offers an 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, and mouse/trackpad support. It features the same specs/hardware as the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but costs a few hundred dollars less if you don't need the larger screen. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Best Buy
The Editor's Choice 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the tablet you buy when you need blazing speed, 10 hours of battery life, and the biggest screen possible. The new iPad Pro also fully supports Apple's new pricey Magic Keyboard and cursor input. Students can get it for $949. (You'll have to sign up to Best Buy's free student deals newsletter to get an instant $50 voucher).View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (2018): up to $500 off @ B&H Photo
The previous-gen iPad Pro is still a blazing fast, capable iPad that can tackle any task you throw its way. Through July 19, B&H Photo is taking up to $500 off multiple iPad Pro models with prices starting at just $799. It's one of the best cheap iPad deals you'll find. View Deal

Best iPad deals — Refurbs

Refurb Apple iPads: from $549 @ Apple
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 iPad deals at the Apple Store start at $549 for the iPad Air.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

The new 10.2-inch iPad can 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. 

True to its name, the iPad mini is the smallest tablet in Apple's lineup. However, 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 a 2020 iPad, you'll want to check out the new iPad Pros. They come in 11-inch and 12.9-inch flavors and use Apple's latest A12Z CPU with M12 coprocessor. They're pricey, but we expect retailers to offer better iPad deals on these tablets in the coming days. To date, we've only seen about $50 off the new iPad Pros. However, you can find cheap iPad deals on the previous-gen iPad Pros (2018 models), which are up to $150 off. 

iPad deals — where to find them