Before pulling the trigger on Apple's new non-Pro and non-Air iPad
, which is indeed a pretty good deal
at a starting price of $329, you may want to consider the early 2019-released iPad Air
in addition to 2017's iPad Pro 10.5
Yes, the slightly larger and significantly faster tablet
is also costlier, typically fetching $500 and up, but for a limited time, you can get the Apple A12-powered bad boy at a massive $160 discount when bundled with a productivity-enhancing Smart Keyboard. Basically, that means the keyboard will be thrown in for free as long as you're a My Best Buy member and remember to add both items to your cart before checking out.
You don't have to spend anything to become a My Best Buy member, mind you, and the $160 price cut will be applied to your iPad Air (2019)
configuration of choice, accommodating either 64 or 256 gigs of data internally and supporting cellular speeds or sticking with Wi-Fi connectivity only. The entry-level variant will still set you back five Benjamins, this time including a complimentary Smart Keyboard, while a 256GB bundle can be yours for $649.99.
In comparison, a 10.2-inch iPad (2019) starts at $490 when paired with Apple's popular Smart Keyboard while packing a modest A10 Fusion processor. The 10.5-inch iPad Air is also thinner and lighter than its "cousin", managing to squeeze a bigger Retina display into an extremely similar body to that of the "regular" new iPad. Last but not least, the cheapest iPad (2019) configuration comes with a modest 32 gigs of storage space.
Bottom line, if you have at least $500 to spend on a non-Pro iPad with respectable specifications and a nice enough design, you should probably log into your My Best Buy account or create a new one by the end of the day and jump on this killer deal before it expires.