Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi on sale for $249

Staples if offering a great deal on the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini. The retailer is offering tablet for $249 instead of the regular $329 price tag.

When Apple launched the iPad mini in 2012, it was believed that the smaller tablet was more popular than its full-size sibling, even without a Retina display. What makes the iPad mini one of the best selling small-sized tablets can be attributed to a few of its stand-out features.

Apple managed to offer a smaller iPad, but highlighted the fact that even though the mini was smaller than the 9.7-inch iPad, it was still every bit an iPad. This means that the 7.9-inch tablet brings the same user experience and capabilities people are already familiar with from the full-size iPad, and not just the iPhone's OS on a different display. Apple also nailed it when it came to the iPad mini's design. The company shipped the tablet with a different design than previous iPads, which introduced narrow bezels around the sides of its display, making it a near edge-to-edge screen. Apple also built in technology that would be smart enough to ignore touch input by accident while holding the iPad mini.

The iPad mini also shipped with a new aluminum case design that makes the device super thin and light. The design was so popular the high-end iPad Air now looks like a larger iPad mini.

If you've been thinking about taking a plunge on the iPad mini, Staples is offering the iPad mini 16GB Wi-Fi for $249, shaving $80 off the regular $329 price tag.

The iPad mini features a 7.9-inch LED backlit IPS (in plane switching) display with a resolution of 1024 x 768.  Its powered by an Apple A5 chip that offers users a snappy user experience. It has a FaceTime HD camera built-in, so you'll now be able to FaceTime in HD with other iOS users. It ships with the latest version of iOS, iOS 7. The iPad mini gets up to 10 hours of continuous battery use.

Staples is offering the 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini in choice of Space Gray or Silver.

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