Deal alert! Grab an iPad Air 2 64 GB + Cellular for the price of an entry-level iPad!

Deal alert! Grab an iPad Air 2 64 GB + Cellular for the price of an entry-level iPad!


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Use coupon code AP64 at checkout to get $299 price

It was only recently that we wrote our iPad buying guide for 2018 and noted that, if you are out looking for an Apple tablet, it's a good idea to spend some time fishing for the right iPad Air 2 deal. See, the iPad Air 2 was discontinued and is now replaced by the plain iPad 9.7, but while the latter has a newer processor, it lacks some "oomph" that the Air 2 has. After all, the Air 2 was the actual flagship tablet by Apple when it launched in 2014.

So, why do we like it so much? Well, it's slightly thinner and lighter than the iPad 9.7 and it has an anti-glare coating applied to the display — something that the new unit does not have. The Air 2's hardware is still plenty adequate and it can be found on the cheap thanks to the wide second-hand and refurbished market out there.

And that's exactly what we have here today — a refurbished Apple iPad Air 2 64 GB + Cellular for $299! Just make sure to use the discount code AP64 while checking out over at the RefurBees website. Usually, for that price, you can find a unit with the same storage but no cellular modem. Refurbished LTE variants of this iPad sell for about $399 - $449. So, that's a definite steal!

RefurBees offers 3 months of warranty (can be extended if you pay extra) and free US shipping.


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iPad Air 2
  • Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 7340 mAh

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14 Comments

1. japkoslav

Posts: 1368; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Apple iPad Air 2 better than new iPad in every way but SOC. BTW: iPad Air 2 has a laminated screen to the glass, new iPad does not. Air 2 is best "regular" iPad.

6. Boast_Rider

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The SoC is not that much different actually. The A8x is not much worse than the A9 in the iPad. The single core is faster on the A9 but on multi-core, they are equal due to the A8x being a tri-core chip compared to dual core on the A9. And as you said, the air 2 practically destroys the new iPad in every other way. I owned it for about 3 years before selling it a couple months ago. Excellent tablet, and it was ahead of its time when it did get released in 2014 end.

11. skips

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

i think they don't really care whether its better or not. feels like to me, that they released the new iPad so people had a reason to grab the Pro versions. Otherwise, would anyone even consider a Pro variant with a cheaper Air 2 in the market? All you lose is a Pencil support and a barely weaker chipset, which to most wouldn't even be that noticable, I think. But now with the "new" iPad, the gap is much wider and less people would just jump with the cheaper option. It feels more outdated, apart from the chipset. Display is "worse", its thicker, heavier, etc, etc. That's all what I think might be happening, but you know what I mean, right? I'm tired. Conspiracy hats off now. They probably just needed a refresh for a cheaper version of iPad, with all the "Pro" line going forward, since it was released a hell of a time ago. We're speaking of a tablet released back in 2014. (Jesus, time sure flies)

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

One of my colleagues has a 12.9 Pro and he has the Apple Pencil. I showed him what my 3-year old $50 Bamboo Fineline stylus can do on my iPad Mini and he just shook his head. I'm sure the Fineline 2 is even better but the OG still does what I need.

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Thanks for the tip, just ordered one.

3. fyah_king unregistered

"refurbished"

5. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Released 2014, old tech

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

But apple always uses old tech! Nothing new about apple products!

13. whatev

Posts: 2112; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The air 2 is still more powerful than the Galaxy tab s3 which is supposed to be the best android tablet now but it’s also stuck on android 7, iPads ahead of times as usual

9. bearballz

Posts: 32; Member since: Mar 17, 2017

Mine is still going strong and getting full updates.

10. Jrod99

Posts: 695; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Air 2 still gets it done for me. May wait next year to upgrade.

14. whatev

Posts: 2112; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

One of the best iPads I’ve had, it has aged like fine wine

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