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The best Presidents Day iPad sales for 2021


The official date is still a ways off, but a bunch of Presidents Day sales are rolling out early — and that includes some very nice Presidents Day iPad sales if you’re in the market for a new tablet. Apple’s iPad family is pretty expansive with four different models to choose from, though, so to help you find the right one for your needs at the right price for your budget, we’ve gathered up all the best Presidents Day iPad deals right here followed by a quick buying guide.

Best Presidents Day iPad sales 2021

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Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$299 $329

You can already score the new 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.

Buy at Amazon

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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) – Latest Model, 4th Generation

$559 $599

The new iPad Air is the iPad to buy, with all the power and good looks of its more powerful cousins, but without the high price tag. It’s even cheaper thanks to this discount from Amazon.

Buy at Amazon


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New Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB, 4th Generation)

$699 $749

Deals are scarce, but considering that the 4th gen iPad Air has a faster CPU than the Pro, it’s a good value even at its regular price. You can grab this one for the same price as the 256GB model.

Buy at Amazon

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Apple iPad (10.2-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) – 7th Generation

$399 $559

If storage isn’t a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 7th-gen 10.2-inch iPad with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.

Buy at Tiger Direct


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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) – Latest Model

$930 $999

If you can forego having a cellular connection, you can take home this iPad Pro with a gorgeous 12.9-inch Retina display for less than a grand — one of the better prices we’ve seen for this model.

Buy at Amazon


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Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular – 256GB (Verizon)

$630 $730

Sign on with a 2-year Verizon contract and save a Benjamin on the newest 4th-gen 256GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular 4G LTE connectivity that lets you use it on your data plan.

Buy at Verizon

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Apple iPad 9.7-inch with WiFi (32GB, Space Gray) (2017 Model, Renewed)

$265 $279

Renewed products offer you the chance to score a good discount compared to buying a newer iPad. This iPad from 2017 still offers you the basics you’ll need, at a lower price.

Buy at Amazon

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Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) – Latest Model

$944 $949

If storage isn’t a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.

Buy at Adorama

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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) – Latest Model

$999 $1,099

Get the best of Apple’s state-of-the-art technology with the Apple iPad Pro, capable of doing the work of a desktop with a fraction of the speed, making it a must-have for fast-moving professionals.

Buy at Amazon


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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 512GB) – Latest Model

$1,199 $1,299

If you want the bigger, more laptop-sized iPad Pro, then this is a modest (but still welcome) discount on the 12.9-inch 4th gen model.

Buy at Amazon

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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 2020)

$1,378 $1,449

With 1TB space, you can save several photos videos and download premium apps on your iPad Pro. This deal includes a wi-fi and cellular bundle for a reduced price.

Buy at ABT

Should you buy an iPad on Presidents Day?

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It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of big sales, but when you’re shopping for Presidents Day iPad deals, do your due diligence to make sure you’re actually getting a good bargain (especially if you haven’t been keeping tabs on iPads lately and are unfamiliar with their going street prices). Unlike a lot of Apple gadgets, iPads actually go on sale rather frequently, but big seasonal events like Presidents Day iPad sales are always your best bet to score the biggest savings.

With major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, you can almost always be assured that listed discounts off retail are accurate (although be cautious about third-party sellers on Amazon and Walmart). Don’t rush into a purchase just because it’s on sale, though; it’s a good idea to do some quick comparison shopping to see if a Presidents Day iPad deal you’ve got your eye on is the best one available. The easiest and quickest way to do that is with this roundup, as we keep it updated with the best iPad deals on tap from online retailers.

How to choose an iPad on Presidents Day

There are four iPad models currently on the market (five if you count the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro separately): The 10.2-inch 8th-generation iPad, the 5th-gen iPad Mini, the new 10.9-inch 4th-gen iPad Air, and the iPad Pro. We recommend sticking with the newest 2019-2020 models with the exception of the iPad Pro, where the last-gen 2018 models are still good picks and considerably cheaper than the newer 2020 units if you can find a nice deal on one — and Presidents Day iPad sales are sure to have more than a few on tap.

For most people, the standard 10.2-inch iPad, most recently refreshed in 2020 with the 8th generation release, is the Apple tablet to get. The 32GB model typically hovers around the $300-$330 price range, but seasonal events like Presidents Day iPad sales are the time to look for it to dip below that (or to score a discount on one with more storage or cellular connectivity). The iPad Mini is the next step up in price at around $380-$400, and with its 7.9-inch touch display, it’s the obvious choice for anybody wanting a smaller tablet.

The 10.9-inch iPad Air, now in its 4th generation, is a nice mid-range tablet and a worthy upgrade pick over the 10.2-inch iPad if you want some more juice, a better display, and a more advanced camera module but don’t want to shell out the cash for one of the high-end iPad Pro models. In fact, the iPad Air 4 is so good you might wonder if buying the last-gen 2018 iPad Pro is worth it at all in 2021 considering that they go for around the same starting price of $600 right now (with Presidents Day iPad deals and other seasonal events like this knocking that down a bit).

That said, the 2020 iPad Pro is still a great pick if you want a tablet that can replace your laptop when paired with Apple’s Magic Keyboard case. The Pro comes in two sizes — 11 inches and 12.9 inches — and while the 11-inch iPad Pro is a bit cheaper, the 12.9-inch is the obvious pick for laptop-like use thanks to its larger (not to mention stunning) display. The iPad Pro also naturally boasts the best hardware performance for things like work and multi-tasking where the other, less beefy iPads might stumble a bit. The 11-inch iPad Pro starts at around the $850-$900 price point whereas the 12.9-inch model starts at around $1,000-$1,100, but as the most expensive tablets, these also offer the biggest savings potential among all the Presidents Day iPad deals.

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