The iPad Mini is a great device, and while it's not been updated in a couple of years, it remains an excellent jumping-on point for those who want a screen bigger than their phone, but smaller than a full-sized tablet.
It's also getting more affordable with regular discounts, including a great one at Best Buy for Black Friday.
Where to find the best iPad Black Friday deals
- Amazon — Save on iPad Air, Pro, and standard
- Best Buy — $100 off multiple models and discounted accessories
- Walmart — New and refurbished iPads reduced
We awarded the iPad Mini 4.5 stars out of 5 when we last checked it out in 2022, and it remains a great tablet - albeit one which feels due an Apple silicon upgrade in 2024.
You can use the $100 you save and grab an Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) for $89.99, too - its discounted at Best Buy by $40.
Save $100 on the iPad Mini
If you're planning to use plenty of apps, I'd recommend the 256GB version if you can afford it.
The iPad Mini is also an ideal digital notebook for students or anyone that makes a lot of notes since it can be stored in a small bag, or even your back pocket.
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Lloyd Coombes is a freelance writer with a specialism in Apple tech. From his first, hand-me-down iMac, he’s been working with Apple products for over a decade, and while he loves his iPhone and Mac, the iPad will always have his heart for reasons he still can’t quite fathom.
Since moving from blogging to writing professionally, Lloyd’s work can be found at TechRadar, Macworld, TechAdvisor and plenty more.
He’s also the Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com, and on the rare occasion he’s not writing you’ll find him spending time with his son, or working hard at the gym (while wearing an Apple Watch, naturally). You can find him on Twitter @lloydcoombes.