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Best Buy this weekend has a big sale on Apple MacBooks and iPads, including some of the first notable M2 iPad Pro discounts in months, alongside the best prices we've ever seen on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad Air, and more. Some of these deals require a My Best Buy Plus or My Best Buy Total membership, which start at $49.99/year. In addition to exclusive access to select discounts, you'll get free 2-day shipping, an extended 60-day return window, and more.

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iPad

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Starting with the cheapest iPad in this sale, you can get the 64GB Wi-Fi 9th generation iPad at $249.99, down from $329.00. For a more recent model, Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi 10th generation iPad at $349.00, which is an all-time low price at $100 off. You'll find every model of the 10th generation iPad on sale at a record low price during this sale. This includes all Wi-Fi and cellular tablets, in all colors.





iPad Air

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Best Buy has every model of the 5th generation iPad Air on sale at an all-time low price right now, starting at $449.99 for the 64GB Wi-Fi tablet, down from $599.00. These are $150 off across the board, and also include best-ever prices on both cellular models.




iPad Mini

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Best Buy has the 64GB Wi-Fi iPad mini 6 for $399.99 this weekend, down from $499.00, and the 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini is available for $549.99, down from $649.00. Both of these are solid second-best prices on the iPad mini 6.


M2 iPad Pro

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Best Buy has some of the first major discounts on the M2 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro that we've tracked in months, starting as low as $699.00 for the 128GB Wi-Fi 11-inch tablet. You will need a My Best Buy Plus/Total membership to see these low prices, but even if you don't have one you can still find a few solid second-best prices in this sale.

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MacBook Air

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The cheapest MacBook Air deal you'll find this weekend at Best Buy is on the now-discontinued 256GB 13... Click here to read rest of article

Article Link: Best Buy's Weekend Sale Includes Rare iPad Pro Deals and All-Time Low MacBook Discounts
 
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Obviously all the store chains and Amazon reducing inventory before new iPad models arrive. Specially interesting when also the base iPad and iPad mini are included which some doubt would be updated earlier this year. Like Apple decided to do the M3 MBA first then all these iPads if I had to guess. M3 Mac minis should be close too.
 
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Rodney Williams

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Is it just my imagination or are we somewhat routinely hearing about "all time low sale prices"?
No. It is not your imagination by any means. It is what it is. I know better because I know how the game of advertising works. It's called "persuasive", "sense of urgency" and "autosuggestion" to trigger the psychological need to go and spend. Not me. I don't think these are great deals, to be honest. I rather purchase a model about a year or two older and get a loaded MacBook Pro for about nearly half the price of the latest and the greatest model, which may or may not be loaded. That's just me. I worked too hard for my money, and I'm very practical with my finances.
 

Rodney Williams

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There’s next to no reason to buy an iPad “Pro” when you can get a MBA for $50 more.
My daughter bought me an M1 iPad Pro 11 inch for Christmas back in 2021. I never thought I will have the need for it due to being creative. I played around with it about 6 months after getting it and came to appreciate how far the iPad had come since its debut. I must admit that I'm impressed with the capabilities. Since I haven't picked up a pencil in over 20 years, I'm slowly but surely getting back into my creative side. Art is my forte, and I'm slowly getting back into it. At this point, I don't have the need to purchase or get another one at this point.
 

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My daughter bought me an M1 iPad Pro 11 inch for Christmas back in 2021. I never thought I will have the need for it due to being creative. I played around with it about 6 months after getting it and came to appreciate how far the iPad had come since its debut. I must admit that I'm impressed with the capabilities. Since I haven't picked up a pencil in over 20 years, I'm slowly but surely getting back into my creative side. Art is my forte, and I'm slowly getting back into it. At this point, I don't have the need to purchase or get another one at this point.
It’s a choice not a must compulsory
 
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They are trying to clear stock of the old stuff to make way for the new stuff! If the Ipad Pros are on sale now...chances are according to rumors the new ones are inbound!
 
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Christopher Kim

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I appreciate MR continuing to highlight when there are sales. It's actually really helpful to keep track of. However, agree with others that the "all-time low price" language, when it's either 1) true, but matched a previous all-time low price (eg. Black Friday 2023), or 2) true, but it's regularly been available at that "all-time low price" (eg. 13" M1 MBA at $749.99 at Amazon and Best Buy) does feel a little too promotional / transparent.

The beauty of MR is that it's always felt like it's "for the people, by the people" energy. We're insiders, together. This small wording makes it verge onto feeling like this is just an ad / overly-promotional. I'm totally good for MR to get affiliate $ / support them when I need to buy by using their affiliate links.

But FWIW, I'd prefer if it kept up the transparent "insider for insiders", but just saying it like it is. eg. "This price matches an all-time low price which was seen just a few times, most recently in Jan 2024 / Black Friday 2023"... or "This price matches an all-time low price, though has been generally available off-and-on".

Still helpful, still true / accurate, still can entice people to buy if they need. But without the overly promotional / ad-like energy.
 

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MR making a killing out of these BestBuy ads. Every couple of days nonstop articles LMAO! Come on guys, I am all for making money on ads but these are becoming too much and affecting the quality of this site. Let's restrain a bit.
 

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IMHO apple spends too much energy on iPhones instead of other products. Everyone of us here can contribute suggestions on all the other stuff they make.

Even with iPhone, their best idea of the last 5 years has been a bigger notch and changing a switch into a button.
 

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MR making a killing out of these BestBuy ads. Every couple of days nonstop articles LMAO! Come on guys, I am all for making money on ads but these are becoming too much and affecting the quality of this site. Let's restrain a bit.
MR doesn’t control sales timing or frequency, but yeah it’s their fault.
 
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There’s next to no reason to buy an iPad “Pro” when you can get a MBA for $50 more.
Except for about a million extra apps on the iPad and a far superior experience for content consumption with built-in 5G connectivity anytime, anywhere. Not all of us are creating videos in Final Cut Pro all day. How do you watch YouTube on a Mac, stuck inside browser tabs? If you think that is a superior experience, delete all the apps from your iPhone and just use Safari for everything, from logging into online banking to checking stock prices.
 

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Except for about a million extra apps on the iPad and a far superior experience for content consumption with built-in 5G connectivity anytime, anywhere. Not all of us are creating videos in Final Cut Pro all day. How do you watch YouTube on a Mac, stuck inside browser tabs? If you think that is a superior experience, delete all the apps from your iPhone and just use Safari for everything, from logging into online banking to checking stock prices.
Most would still opt for using a IPhone with a Mac laptop because of iPhone's hotspot capability. This million app argument is pointless, as IOS/iPadOS doesn't work like MacOS. Neither are you subject to Apple App Store only for anything additional that what comes with the OS involved. Sure we can use a iPad/Pro as a great deal cost-wise for what it represents/capable of, but it's not always the best solution for road warriors. I use all three as applicable.
 
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gugy

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MR doesn’t control sales timing or frequency, but yeah it’s their fault.
so are you telling me MR is not controlling what they post here? lol My point was they get affiliate sales from these Ads and the amount of them is pretty overwhelming. Just today for example they have one article about OWC sales. Just saying, they could slow down a bit.
 
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