It certainly didn't take long for Best Buy
to offer some sweet deals
on Apple's 2017-released iPad Pro 10.5
and the even older iPad mini 4 on the heels of the two's disappearance
from their manufacturer's official US e-store, but if you're looking to maximize your savings, Woot is here with a killer one-day-only refurbished sale.
This is good just for the 10.5-inch forerunner of the recently unveiled iPad Air (2019)
in a 64GB configuration with no LTE support. Coincidentally, this entry-level variant of the iPad Pro
10.5 is currently listed as out of stock over at Best Buy in several different paint jobs. Meanwhile, Woot allows you to pick up the Apple A10X Fusion-powered tablet in one of three snazzy colors, including silver, gold, and rose gold.
Obviously, all three flavors are available at the exact same price, namely $429.99. That's down from $649.99 for a brand-new unit back in the day, as well as $469 for certified refurbished devices purchased directly from Apple right now. The $40 discount compared to the manufacturer's refurb price comes with no compromises, mind you, as Woot advertises the same 1-year Apple warranty as included with its marked-down iOS slates.
That means you're actually looking at Apple certified refurbished 10.5-inch iPad Pros here, guaranteed to work and look as good as new and sold alongside brand new accessories in new white boxes. That's a lot of new for an almost two year-old product with extremely similar specifications
to the $500 and up iPad Air (2019)
. We're talking the same screen size and resolution, same design language and build quality, a front-mounted Touch ID fingerprint sensor, excellent battery life, and support for Apple Pencil
and Smart Keyboard (sold separately).
Granted, 2017's iPad Pro 10.5 packs an older processor, but 2019's iPad Air lacks a number of "Pro" features, including ProMotion screen technology, while also cutting a few corners in the camera, audio, and memory departments. If you care about stuff like that or you simply want to buy a slightly cheaper 10.5-incher, today's deal is not to be disregarded.