Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Best refurbished iPad deals and sales for January 2023

Apple’s iPad is the most popular line of tablets in the market today, as they’re packed with the most advanced mobile technology and the latest features. They don’t come cheap though, so shoppers are looking for refurbished iPad deals to enjoy savings. The refurbished products that retailers offer come with guarantees for your peace of mind, which make them some of the best tablet deals if you don’t mind purchasing a second-hand device in order to get lower prices. They may not include the latest models of the best iPads, but we’ve rounded up some of the best refurbished iPad deals that will let you enjoy the benefits of using what were some of the best tablets in the market.

Best refurbished iPad deals

  • Apple iPad Air 2nd Gen (Wi-Fi, 16GB) — $134, was $145
  • Apple iPad 5th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $190, was $200
  • Apple iPad 6th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $230, was $330
  • Apple iPad 7th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $250, was $330

Apple iPad Air 2nd Gen (Wi-Fi, 16GB) — $134, was $145

Apple iPad Air 2 screen home

Why Buy:

  • Works well for basic functions
  • Powered by 64-bit A8X chip
  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Comes with Amazon Renewed Guarantee

The second-generation Apple iPad Air was released in 2014, but despite its age, it remains a decent tablet for carrying out daily functions such as browsing the internet, checking social media, and watching streaming content through its 64-bit A8X chip. The device features a 9.7-inch Retina display with a 2,048 x 1,536 resolution, a battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge, an 8.0MP rear camera, and a 1.2MP front camera. The tablet comes with the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee — it’s been professionally inspected, tested and cleaned, but if it doesn’t work as expected, you can request to have it replaced or refunded within the guarantee period.

Apple iPad 5th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $190, was $200

apple ipad 9.7 2017
Julian Chokkatuu/Digital Trends

Why Buy:

  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Equipped with 64-bit A9 chip
  • Touch ID fingerprint scanner in home button

The iPad is the entry-level line of Apple’s tablets, and it 2017 release was the fifth-generation Apple iPad. The tablet heavily borrowed elements from the second-generation iPad Air, including the 9.7-inch Retina display with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution, 8.0MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, and 10 hours of battery life. The fifth-generation iPad, however, offers improved performance with its 64-bit A9 chip, resulting in smooth launching of even the most demanding apps. The physical home button doubles as the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which protects the tablet from intruders while also serving as a quick way to unlock it for its owners. This is a pre-owned product from Best Buy that comes with a limited warranty.

Apple iPad 6th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $230, was $330

Why Buy:

  • 9.7-inch Retina display
  • Runs on A10 Fusion chip
  • Apple Pencil support
  • Geek Squad Certified Refurbished guarantee

The sixth-generation Apple iPad succeeded the fifth-generation Apple iPad a year later, but it retained several elements of its predecessor’s design with its 9.7-inch Retina display with 2,048 x 1,536 resolution, 8.0MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, Touch ID home button, and the bottom-firing stereo speakers. The tablet, however, is upgraded with the A10 Fusion chip onboard, for even smoother performance. It also adds support for the Apple Pencil, a separately sold stylus that’s useful for drawing or writing on the iPad. As a Geek Squad Certified Refurbished product, purchasing the tablet from Best Buy means you’ll be getting a device that’s thoroughly tested and restored to a like-new state, but if it doesn’t work properly, you can get them exchanged within 90 days.

Apple iPad 7th Gen (Wi-Fi, 32GB) — $250, was $330

iPad 7th generation hands-on holding in horizontal mode
Julian Chokkattu/Digital Trends

Why Buy:

  • 10.2-inch Retina display
  • Supports Apple’s Smart Keyboard
  • A10 Fusion chip inside
  • Geek Squad Certified Refurbished guarantee

The seventh-generation Apple iPad, which was rolled out in 2019, features a slightly bigger 10.2-inch Retina display with 2,160 x 1,620 resolution, as well as the addition of the Smart Connector to allow it to work with Apple’s Smart Keyboard to transform the tablet into a laptop. A lot of things stayed the same from its previous version though, including the A10 Fusion chip, 8.0MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, support for Apple Pencil, and a 10-hour battery life. It’s also a Geek Squad Certified Refurbished product, so you have peace of mind that if the tablet doesn’t function well after you receive it, you can have it replaced for one that works as it should.

Editors' Recommendations

Bruce Brown
Digital Trends Contributing Editor Bruce Brown is a member of the Smart Homes and Commerce teams. Bruce uses smart devices…
Best Buy’s deal of the day is a HP gaming laptop for $500
HP Victus placed outside while displaying an attractive background.

It's not often you see gaming laptop deals that dip under $500 but that's what Best Buy is offering right now. It's possible to buy a HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop for just $500 instead of $800. It'll still play many of the latest games, too providing you don't mind tweaking the detail level. Excited to finally be able to afford a gaming laptop? Of course, you are! Here's what you need to know.

Why you should buy the HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop
At this kind of price, it's important to acknowledge that the HP Victus 15.6-inch gaming laptop won't be as high-end as the very best gaming laptops. It's still well-made and ideal for the price range, but it is relying on older tech. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 512GB of SSD storage. We're delighted to see it offer so much storage space as many laptops around this price might simply stick with 256GB, which would be pretty low for juggling many game installs at once.

Read more
iPad Mini just dropped back down to its cheapest-ever price
The iPad Mini and Apple pencil work very well together.

The iPad Mini (sixth-generation) is down to only $400 right now, $99 off its usual price. It's the lowest Amazon has every had this iPad, so now is the time to buy. If you've been waiting to buy this popular tablet, this deal is your excuse. If you're not sure this is the model for you, compare it to some other options in our roundup of the best iPad deals, then check out this deal below.

Why you should buy the sixth-generation Apple iPad Mini
The sixth-generation Apple iPad Mini, which was released in 2021, is powered by the A15 Bionic chip that's also found in the iPhone 13 series, and it's equipped with an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display that will help you appreciate the details in your favorite shows and games. Between the Apple iPad Mini 2021 and Apple iPad Mini 2019, its predecessor, the newer version of the tablet is the one to go for because of its updated design that removes the home button and makes the bezels surrounding the display thinner, the faster processor, more RAM at 4GB from 3GB, the improved camera at 12MP from 8MP, and the addition of support for 5G technology.

Read more
Best video game deals for May 2023: PlayStation, Xbox, Switch

No matter your console of choice, we've got a lot of gaming deals for you. While the attention is now on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, there are still some highly anticipated titles in the pipeline for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, in addition to the Nintendo Switch. For those who have already upgraded to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, you should take advantage of video game deals to build your collection, while those on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch should be on the lookout for offers that will tap into their established libraries. We've rounded up some of the best bargains across the different consoles right here -- hurry and avail them as we're not sure when the discounts will end.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo Switch) -- $60, was $70

Read more