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This article was published on August 21, 2019

CHEAP: A 9.7-inch iPad? For $249? You must be lying (I’m not!)

CHEAP: A 9.7-inch iPad? For $249? You must be lying (I’m not!)
Product
9.7-inc iPad (32GB, Wi-Fi)
Price
$249
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Welcome to CHEAP, our series about things that are good, but most of all, cheap. CHEAP!

Often, when I am lying in my bed or lounging on the sofa, I don’t particularly enjoy reading articles or watching videos on my phone’s (relatively) small screen. That’s where a tablet comes in handy. And when it comes to tablets, there’s nothing better than Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad (32 GB, Wi-Fi) which is selling for just $249, down from $329.

I’ve used this iPad before, and I have to say this is the perfect size for a tablet. This is not as small as the 7.9-inch iPad mini, and not as big as the new iPad Pro, or the older iPad Air. I can still hold it in one hand and read books or articles on it.

The device’s specifications also justify the purchase:

  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • A10 Fusion chip
  • Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • 8MP rear camera and 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

This is perfect for a binge-watching session on a long flight or when you have to kill some time in a cafe waiting for your friend. Plus, with A10 fusion chip, you can play some great games as well. What’s more, this fall, it’ll receive the new iPadOS update, enabling you to experience a much better tablet experience than iOS 12.

If you think 32GB might not cut it for you, the 128GB Wi-Fi version also has a discount of $99 and is selling for  just$329. Grab this deal with both your hands.


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