Save $100 on the best iPad this Black Friday

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We love the iPad, but if we had to pick a favorite that matches the quality of the product with a reasonable price point, the iPad Air remains the sweet spot.

While the iPad Mini languishes, the ninth and tenth generations duke it out to be more affordable, and the M2-toting iPad Pro continues to be prohibitively expensive, the iPad Air remains an excellent tablet - albeit a little behind on the processor front with the M1.

Still, it offers power in spades, and Amazon's Black Friday deals have made it more affordable, too. You can get an M1 iPad Air for $499.99 with 64GB of storage, or ramp it up to $649.99 for 256GB.

Where to find the best iPad Black Friday deals

We awarded the iPad Air M1 4.5 stars out of 5 when it launched, and it remains an excellent tablet that offers just about every feature of iPadOS, 5G capabilities, and more power than you'll probably ever need in a tablet.

Whether you're gaming or working, it's the definition of an all-rounder.

$100 off the iPad Air

iPad Air M1 64GB| $599 $499.99 at Amazon

iPad Air M1 64GB| $599 $499.99 at Amazon

Save enough money on the base iPad Air with M1 to get yourself a nice case or the Apple Pencil to go with it.

Price check: $499.99 at Best Buy | $499.99 at Target

iPad Air M1 256GB| $749 $649.99 at Amazon

iPad Air M1 256GB| $749 $649.99 at Amazon

Get the same discount but much more space with this iPad Air deal - ideal if you share it with your family.

Price check: $649.99 at Best Buy | $649.99 at Target

While the 64GB included is pretty standard across many tablets, consider the 256GB version if you're likely to be installing a lot of apps - notably demanding games with high-quality textures that'll otherwise end up taking away chunks of space on your tablet.

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Grab bargains on Apple devices this Black Friday

If you're looking for the best Black Friday Apple deals as the annual sales season kicks off, we've got you covered. From now right through to Cyber Monday on November 27, we'll be serving up the best offers on iPhone, MacBook, Apple Watch, iPad, HomeKit smart home devices and more. Save a small fortune by checking back on our daily deals coverage.

Lloyd Coombes
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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.