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It's the Magic Touch of Savings with These 5 Tablet Deals

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With the iPad's 3rd birthday approaching on April 3, this roundup pays homage to the consumer electronics revolution that resulted from the little tablet that could. These tablet deals include the best price we've ever seen on a third-generation Apple iPad 64GB WiFi 9.7" tablet, and the lowest total price we've ever seen for any 32GB 3G-equipped iPad. Looking for more and other tablet bargains? Be sure to check out our daily tablet deals.

  1. Apple iPad 64GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet
    Store: Micro Center
    Price: $499.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $100

    Is It Worth It?: Formerly known as the "new iPad," this Editors' Choice deal on the third-generation tablet puts it at $49 below our December mention thereby qualifying as the best offer we've seen for this model new. Available in Black, it's 9.4mm thick, weighs 1.4 lbs., and features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, A5x dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, front FaceTime camera, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 5.

  2. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 64GB 10.1" Windows 8 Tablet bundled with a Pen & Digitzer
    Store: Lenovo
    Price: $611.10 via coupon code "SUPERSAVINGS" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $89
    Expires: February 3

    Is It Worth It?: This tablet, "not to be confused with the late 2011 Android ThinkPad Tablet tablet bundle ... is pretty darned light for a full Windows tablet," according to MobileTechReview. Its price tag is light, too: it's $68 less than our mention from three weeks ago, despite it being a new addition to the tablet market. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 multitouch IPS LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 2-megapixel front camera, 8-megapixel rear camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4, microSD card slot, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8 32-bit.

  3. ASUS Transformer Infinity 10.1" 32GB LED-Backlit Google Android Tablet bundled with the ASUS Docking Station
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $499.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $107

    Is It Worth It?: Here's an Android tablet that earned a thumbs-up review from CNETas "one of the fastest Android tablets out there." That's no surprise, given that Asus has been a leader in making ultra-portable computers. Available in Gray, the tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 10.1" 1920x1200 LED-backlit LCD, 32GB internal flash storage, NVIDIA ULP GeForce graphics, 8-megapixel back-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, rear LED flash, 802.11n wireless, microSD card slot, HDMI output, gyroscope, GPS, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and more. The keyboard dock features a touchpad, USB port, SD card reader, and more.

  4. Used Apple iPad 32GB WiFi + 3G Tablet
    Store: CowBoom
    Price: $209.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $65

    Is It Worth It?: That first-ever iPad circa 2010 can still turn heads, and this Editors' Choice deal proves it as the lowest total price we've ever seen for any 32GB 3G-equipped iPad. Available in Black, it weighs 1.6 lbs. and features an Apple A4 1GHz processor, 9.7" 1024x768 LCD touchscreen display, 802.11a/n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, compass, up to 9 hours of battery life, and more. No warranty information is provided. Also, these used items may have dents and scratches or be missing accessories.

    If you're looking for more storage space, CowBoom offers the used, first-generation Apple iPad 64GB WiFi + 3G Tablet in Black for $229.99 with free shipping. That's $75 under the lowest total price we could find for a used model elsewhere. As with the 32GB model, no warranty information is provided. Also, these used items may have dents and scratches or be missing accessories.

  5. Cobalt S1010 16GB 10.1" WiFi Android Tablet
    Store: Cobalt Electronics via eBay
    Price: $149.99 with free shipping
    Expires: February 13 at 2:14 am ET

    Is It Worth It?: Tablet deals don't get much better than this, friends: Here we have the lowest total price we could find and the best price we've ever seen for any 10" 16GB WiFi tablet with a 1.2GHz processor. The tablet features an A9 1.2GHz processor, 10.1" 1024x600 widescreen touchscreen LCD, 512MB RAM, 16GB storage (expandable to 32GB), 2D/3D graphics processor, 802.11n wireless, 0.3-megapixel camera, built-in speakers, HDMI output, Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), and more.


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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1 comment
chi_ahrens
Are you kidding me?
1) Get the 4th gen iPad with less disk space but much faster cpu for same price - common sense
2) Dual-core Atom with 1366x768 res running Windows for $611? Puleeze. I'll take an iPad 4 or Nexus 10 for less.
3) This is a Nexus 7 with a bigger screen for $500. Again, iPad 4 or Nexus 10.
4) It's hit and miss with used iPads, especially from cowboom, or should I say hit and dent.
5) 512 MB of ram on Android - you'll be limited to two tabs on a browser if you're lucky. You can get a Nexus 7 for $50 more - smaller screen, but faster, better, and even better screen resolution.
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