Snag a massive $300 off Apple's one of Apple's most powerful tablets, the iPad Pro M1 in this early Black Friday deal at Best Buy.
We recently put together our list of the best tablets for students, and perhaps unsurprisingly, the iPad lineup came out on top. That’s down to a few reasons – iPad hardware remains powerful across the range of products, but it’s also versatile thanks to keyboard and Apple Pencil support.
Nowhere is that more apparent than with the iPad Pro, and thanks to an early Black Friday deal at Best Buy. You can get the Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch for just $799.99, down from the usual price of $1099.99. That's a huge $300 discount.
The model on offer is the base Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch M1 with 128GB of storage (which is likely to be plenty for many users), but it comes with a 12.9-inch display. The larger panel can take some getting used to, but it’s worth sticking with thanks to its mini-LED backlighting that allows for incredibly deep blacks as well as vibrant colors.
Inside the iPad Pro, there’s the M1 chip that’s also found across Apple’s laptop and desktop computers. While there is an M2 version of the iPad Pro out now (hence the discount on offer here), its an incremental upgrade. The M1 still has plenty of power, and is remarkably energy efficient, too.
Grab yourself a USB-C hub and you can connect the iPad Pro M1 to your external monitor and use it as something close to a laptop replacement, too. And, when the day is done, the M1 chip can power the latest and greatest Apple Arcade games or video streaming apps.
You can add the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil Second Generation, but they’re not mandatory. You can also pair any Bluetooth keyboard you like if you’d rather avoid spending $349 on Apple’s own version, as nicely designed as it is.
User reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with a 4.8 out of 5-star rating on Best Buy’s site. While many noted that the purchase was a pricey one, reviewers have said that they’ve been impressed by the power and efficiency of the M1 chip inside, as well as the stunning display.
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.