The 2020 Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) – Space Gray (8th Generation)
- Gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display
- A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Support for Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard
- 8MP back camera, 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera
- Stereo speakers
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Gigabit-class LTE cellular data
- Up to 10 hours of battery life
- Lightning connector for charging and accessories
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
- iPadOS 14 brings new capabilities designed specifically for iPad
Apple’s iPad lineup is arguably something that’s unmatched by any other platform or device maker – and Apple’s announcement of the new, more capable iPad Pro is sure to move that sentiment even further.
From the iPad Mini to the iPad Air or iPad Pro, the tablets all consistently find their way to the top of performance charts. They offer 10 hours of battery life, clear and crisp displays, and access to hundreds of thousands of apps in the App Store. On top of that, retailers regularly run iPad deals on the base model making it even more affordable.
Apple’s tried-and-true tablet, the 2020 apple iPad 8th Generation base model, is arguably the best value out of the group. You get all of the same features as the more expensive Pro and Air models, and for the first time, it comes with a larger 10.2-inch display. With the improved performance of its updated processor and multiple storage options, the base model is perfect for students or someone who needs a tablet for watching their favorite Netflix shows and ordering groceries but doesn’t truly want it to replace their laptop.
Apple hasn’t expanded its facial recognition hardware beyond the iPad Pro quite yet. But with the recent update to the iPad Air, the iPad and iPad Mini are the only two tablets left in Apple’s line-up that still have a home button with Touch ID. There is, however, a Smart Connector to add Apple’s Smart Keyboard, turning the iPad into more of a laptop than a tablet. And, of course, it supports the Apple Pencil. Better yet? The iPad starts at $329, but you can often find iPad deals that bring the price down to $299 or cheaper. It’s incredibly powerful and even more affordable.