When most of us think about upgrading our daily lives with the latest tech, we usually think about a great pair of headphones, a smartwatch, or, of course, a top-tier phone. However, a great tablet can come in handy when you want to watch something on the elliptical, need to occupy yourself on a long flight, or simply want to get some work done without lugging around your laptop.

But, man, why do they have to be so expensive?

That's where Amazon comes in. The retailer is known for its great discounts on virtually every itemand it's currently offering some sizable discounts on two iPad models.

With thousands of apps to download, a built-in camera, and intuitive touchscreen, the iPad can do almost everything your computer or phone can. Want to catch up on your favorite television shows? Download your favorite streaming services and enjoy a good binge-watching session anytime, anywhere. You can also embrace your inner bookworm by creating a digital collection of page-turning tomes. Or, if you want to catch up with loved ones, you can use the iPad's cellular service to FaceTime with friends and family members.

Fortunately, as the happy medium between a smartphone and laptop, you won't have to squint at a small screen or have a bulky computer take up some serious real estate in your backpack.

As Apple is introducing a new crop of iPhones, laptops, and iPads to the public, we've been noticing some serious price drops in its older products. If you're looking for an iPad that will cover the basics, you can enjoy $80 off Anyone who wants to turn their tablet into a second computer might need the 128GB model, which you can save $49 off today .

But no matter which model you select, one thing's for sure: If you want a tablet, but aren't too concerned with buying the latest model, this is one deal you need to add to your cart, stat.

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