iPad Pricing Now Starts at Under $250 and There Are Plenty of Sweet Sub-$500 Options

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Full iPad Lineup Pricing

The ‘entry level’ iPad – the original iPad mini – is now available at under $250. How’s that for the supposedly always high-priced tablet market leader?

Since it first hit the market the iPad has been known as a, or perhaps The, premium tablet. Premium in terms of design and overall performance and premium in terms of its price tag.

Now, as the tablet market has grown and competition has finally started to heat up a bit over the last couple years, there are a number of keenly priced iPads.

As you can see in the image at the top of this post, last year’s iPad mini 2, or iPad mini with Retina display, has a starting price of just $299. The brand new iPad mini 3 announced today starts at $399. Even the new iPad Air 2, the flagship of the iPad line, starts at $499.

So that’s no less than 5 iPad models that start at below $500.

Given that the iPad is the clear market and brand leader in the tablet space, with an outstanding history in terms of customer satisfaction, these are some very competitive prices.


Patrick Jordan

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