The best cheap iPad mini deals for October 2021

Whichever iPad mini model you’re after, there's a great deal to be had right now in 2021

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Here is where you'll discover the best iPad mini deals in town, with the lowest prices from retailers all over the web available live! If you want a device that sits somewhere in between the larger iPads and the iPhone, the iPad mini is perfect, and this is where you'll find the best prices. 

The best iPad mini deals right now are likely to be on the model from 2019, which has just been replaced by a new version. The latest model is too new to see big discounts, but expect to see some stone-cold bargain offers for the last version. 

As we said in our iPad mini (6th Gen) review, the appeal in going for the smaller Apple tablet is that it's so portable yet powerful, it enables you to do pretty much anything wherever you are. Packing the same powerful processor as the iPhone 13, plus with a bright and in-sharp screen, plus support for the excellent Apple Pencil 2, it's absolutely one of the best tablets on the market.

If there are any discounts on the new model, you'll find them here – along with the latest prices on the previous models, where they're still available.

The iPad mini is one of the best iPads for students too, because it's absolutely ideal for note-taking (thanks to Apple Pencil support) or reading downloaded books and articles thanks to its light size. You can carry it anywhere without it weighing you down – perfect for the flexible working of a uni environment.

And if you decide that actually you want to go for the bigger sizes, we've got guides to the best iPad deals overall, as well as the best iPad Pro deals.

The best iPad mini 6 deals

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With a bigger 8.3-inch screen and ridiculously powerful Apple A15 processor inside, this is pocket powerhouse. Its new design makes it sleeker than ever, and it now supports the Apple Pencil 2nd Gen, which means the stylus connects magnetically to the side of the iPad and charges wirelessly while there, so it's always ready to go for sketches or note-taking.

This makes it an even better tool for school or university, or for digital artists who want to create quickly on the go, or photographers looking for a way to view and edit photos right out of the camera. Its USB-C port makes it a more flexible and powerful device too. And it's got upgraded cameras, and the screen is still top quality.

The best iPad mini 5 deals

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The latest and greatest iPad mini is the iPad mini 5, and it's the one to go for if you want the fastest internals, the option of more internal storage, and support for the (first-gen) Apple Pencil.

In terms of size and design the iPad mini 5 is very similar to the iPad mini 4, but we reckon the extra expenditure is worth it for most people. The screen is slightly brighter and adds the True Tone tech (which adjusts the color balance based on ambient lighting), which the iPad mini 4 doesn't have.

The best iPad mini 4 deals

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If you want a 7-inch iPad but don't need the latest and greatest specs, the iPad mini 4 is the one for you (it got full marks when originally reviewed). The design is thinner than its predecessors, and thus it's much nicer to hold. The screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 is impressive given the more compact dimensions and the quality is very much welcome too - being able to use this fully in almost direct light again adds to the portability. Have a browse through the best iPad mini 4 deals available today:

The best iPad mini 3 deals

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Truth is that the iPad mini 3 wasn't all that popular when it came out. It was a good dela more expensive than the iPad 2 on launch and yet it offered very little extra. Many felt that it was Apple trying to get as much money from one design as possible and as such the reviews were a bit negative. But it was still a good tablet. It was still a bit better than the iPad 2 and so these days it's well worth picking up if you find that it falls into the correct price window. The best iPad mini 3 deals currently available are here:

The best iPad mini 2 deals

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The iPad mini 2 is definitely worth picking up if you want a great 7-inch tablet for as little money as possible. This is probably the best budget 7-inch tablet out there and still comes with super-sharp Retina display and plenty of powerful components. Check out the best iPad mini 2 deals below:

The best iPad mini deals

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It didn't have one of Apple's vaunted Retina displays and it's far less powerful than the latest models. But if you can find the mini for well under £200 it's definitely worth having a look. It will still do a great job of surfing the web and playing most apps so don't think that because it's a few years old it won't do most of what you ask of it. Here are the best iPad mini deals currently available:

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Deputy Editor for, Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology and more for over 15 years. You can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket two favourites. Feel free to contact him with any related products, events, and announcements.