$60 off a 256GB iPad Mini is the best Prime Day tablet deal we've seen – but you'll have to hurry

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The sales may nearly be over, but some of the best Amazon Prime Day deals are still available – as proven by this fantastic discount on the Apple iPad Mini, the company's smallest and most portable tablet.

Usually $549, Amazon has slashed the price of the 256GB tablet by $59, bringing it down to a far more palatable $489.99. It's not the lowest price we've ever seen, but it's certainly the cheapest the iPad Mini has been for several months. (Not in the US? Scroll down for the best deals in your region.)

If you don't need that much storage, you can also get the 64GB version of the iPad Mini with a $49 discount, bringing the price down to $349.99. While that price did dip down to $335 during the Prime Day sales, we still think this deal is a bargain.

If either of these deals appeal, we'd recommend acting fast – after all, Prime Day is due to end at midnight, and these discounts are likely to disappear with it.

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi with 256GB: $549  at Amazon

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi with 256GB: $549 $489.99 at Amazon
Get the iPad Mini with the highest level of storage with this hefty $59 discount. With a 7.9-inch retina display, 8MP back camera, 7MP FaceTime HD front camera, and Touch ID fingerprint sensor, this is a top deal on Apple's smallest tablet.

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi with 64GB: $399 $349.99 at Amazon
Don't need that much storage? Check out the

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi with 64GB: $399 $349.99 at Amazon
Don't need that much storage? Check out the 64GB version of the iPad Mini, which is $49 cheaper for Prime Day, making it a money-saving option for fans of this mini yet mighty portable.

Both models come in space gray, gold, and silver colors, and boast 10 hours of battery life.

Inside is the powerful A12 Bionic Chip processor, while an 8MP back camera and 7MP FaceTime HD front camera should ensure your photos look great.

The design of the iPad Mini is still the best in the tablet category, with no Android tablet really coming close – even now that Apple's smallest tablet is over a year old.  The fast processor and premium design makes it a great looking tablet, too, and the 7.9-inch Retina display is simply stunning.

On top of that, you're getting an excellent OS, and even gaming is sensational on this tablet. In short, it's the best 7-inch tablet out there. 

More iPad deals

Looking for more iPad deals? You'll find all the lowest prices from around the web right here, with offers available in your region. 

TechRadar is rounding up all the top deals over the Prime Day sales period, and we’ve put all the best Prime Day deals in an easy-to-navigate article to help you find the bargains you’re looking for.

Olivia Tambini

Olivia was previously TechRadar's Senior Editor - Home Entertainment, covering everything from headphones to TVs. Based in London, she's a popular music graduate who worked in the music industry before finding her calling in journalism. She's previously been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live on the subject of multi-room audio, chaired panel discussions on diversity in music festival lineups, and her bylines include T3, Stereoboard, What to Watch, Top Ten Reviews, Creative Bloq, and Croco Magazine. Olivia now has a career in PR.