TL;DR: The surprisingly powerful 2019 iPad Air is on sale for $469 at Walmart, saving you $30.
Apple’s newest iPad Pro is easily one of the best tablets you can buy, but that big ProMotion screen definitely jacks the price up. And if you’re not editing in Photoshop or Filmmaker, there’s no point in paying for a display you don’t need.
Luckily, Apple blessed us with a revamped 10.5-inch iPad Air, too. The 64 GB WiFi model is on sale for $469 at Walmart (compared to $499 at Best Buy and on Apple’s site) and gets you super similar specs to the Pro — for about $300 cheaper.
The iPad Air is certainly light when it comes to weight, but don’t let “air” trick you into thinking it’s light on specs. Built with Apple’s A12 Bionic chip, the newest Air is responsive and has sizzling fast loading times, even with multiple apps or 4K video running. Aside from older cameras and the old design with the home button, it’s a seriously professional tablet.
The Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard are also finally supported, which is kind of huge. That’s never been seen in iPads focusing on portability before, and being named “Apple’s best bang for your buck” isn’t a feat that comes easily.
Regularly $499, you can save $30 and get the new iPad Air in gold, silver, or space grey for $469 (and free two-day delivery).