Although they're not for everyone, the enduring popularity of tablets stands as a testament to their appeal. Tablets inhabit a middle zone between a smartphone and a laptop, giving you more computer-like capabilities for work and entertainment without the bulk. Apple virtually pioneered the tablet market and still leads the way with its excellent iPad lineup.
Apple hardware can get pretty expensive, but the good news is that compared to other tablets, iPads actually aren't terribly pricey. There is certainly a plethora of cheap Android tablets available today, including the very budget-friendly Kindle Fire lineup, but you'll typically pay around the same price for most iPad models as you would for a good name-brand Android tablet.
Apple's tablet family runs the gamut in pricing from as low as $250 for a standard iPad to around $1,900 for the latest iPad Pro with all the bells and whistles, so whatever you're looking to spend, there's probably an iPad out there for you. Below, we've rounded up all of the current iPad models available online right now so you can find the right Apple tablet for your needs and budget.
For more shopping advice, check out our full buying guide to the best iPads.
How much does the iPad cost?
- 10.2-inch iPad (2019): $329+
- 9.7-inch iPad (2018): $279+ (frequently on sale for less)
- iPad Mini (2019): $399+
- iPad Air (2019): $499+
- iPad Pro: $599+ (price varies by size)
*Prices may vary as iPads go on sale. Prices are also based on the lowest amount of storage available.
Updated on 09/23/2019 by Monica Chin: Added the new 10.2-inch iPad (2019). Updated prices and formatting.