Apple’s 9.7” iPad at $329 has been the best valued tablet for sometime now. It offers a bang for the buck and not some trashy cheap experience. This year, the company updated the device to feature a larger 10.2” display with the same resolution and added the smart connector which will allow connection of smart keyboards without requiring bluetooth.
Well, the good news is that, the $329 32GB model of the 10.2” iPad is now available at just $229 at Target. At $229, the 10.2” iPad is a steal as it offers a good iOS experience with a collection of “made for iPad” apps which no Android tablet can boast about.
So if you have been planning on buying an iPad or any tablet for that matter, you should get the 10.2” iPad from Target. It’s the best offer you can get and it definitely won’t get any lower than that unless you look at the “used” market.
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The 10.2” iPad is powered by Apple’s A10 Fusion chip, the same processor that powered the iPhone 7 in 2016. Yes, it’s an old processor but Apple devices are so optimized that they run just fine. Of course, it won’t be as snappy as the iPad Pro which features the A12X Bionic chip but this tablet is not meant for heavy duty work but for casual tasks like watching movies & TV shows, reading, creating documents, etc.
Also, this year has been good for the iPad as the company introduced iPadOS, an extension of iOS which features iPad specific features. iPads now support external storage, has a full-fledged file browser, supports third-party game controllers like the PlayStation DualShock 4 and Xbox Wireless Controller, and more.
The new 10.2” iPad now also supports Apple Pencil for sketching, taking notes, and more.