You can already save up to $50 on the forthcoming iPad Pro and iPad Air


Plus, the new Beats Solo 4 have received their first discount, and you can save $175 on a Street Fighter II arcade cabinet.

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The newest iPad Pro and iPad Air models don’t hit store shelves until Wednesday, May 15th, but we’re already seeing preorder discounts on select colors ahead of the launch. The 11-inch iPad Air is down to $569.99 ($30 off) with Wi-Fi and 128GB of storage at Amazon, while the base 13-inch iPad Air is going for 769.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. Meanwhile, the 256GB 11-inch iPad Pro with the M4 chip / Wi-Fi is down to $949.99 ($50 off) at Amazon; you can also save $50 on all 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models at Best Buy if you’re a My Best Buy Total or Plus member (which itself starts at $49.99 a year).

We can’t speak to their worth just yet, but the 2024 iPad Air and iPad Pro are likely to be safe bets. On paper, neither rock the boat so much that you should expect a vastly different user experience from that of their predecessors. The latest iPad Air, for example, now has a Wi-Fi 6E radio and a last-gen M2 chip — which enables hover support for the second-gen Apple Pencil — but is also now available in a bigger 13-inch size in addition to the 11-inch model.

The iPad Pro, on the other hand, offers a more impressive jump. Apple has found a way to make it even thinner and lighter, for starters, while including a new M4 chip that features dedicated computing headroom for the advanced AI features iPadOS may receive at WWDC next month. It also touts a brilliant OLED display and exclusive compatibility with the new $129 Apple Pencil Pro, which offers haptic feedback, new gestures, and a gyroscope sensor for added control and precision.

Read our 2024 iPad Pro hands-on impressions.

The newest iPad Air comes in either an 11- or 13-inch configuration with Apple’s M2 processor. Both models also feature a Liquid Retina display, new horizontal placement for the front camera, and support for the Apple Pencil Pro.

Apple’s latest iPad Pro is the first Apple device with an M4 processor and an OLED-based Ultra Retina XDR display. It also features an improved camera system with adaptive flash and compatibility with the Apple Pencil Pro.

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  • The new Beats Solo 4 are on sale for around $149.95 ($50 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. It’s the first sale we’ve noticed on the refreshed on-ear headphones, which support features like Fast Pairing and Find My in addition to Bluetooth and wired audio over USB-C and the 3.5mm jack. Aesthetically, they’re very similar to the Beats Solo 3 and sound pretty good, even when the battery dies and you’re using them wired. They’re also more comfy than the last-gen model and offer 50 hours of battery life, though they lack premium features like ANC and waterproofing. Read our review.
  • Anker’s 615 USB Power Strip is down to $35.99 ($24 off) at Amazon for Prime members when you clip the on-page coupon. The 65W GaNPrime travel charger bears two three-pronged AC outlets, two USB-C ports, and a USB-A port. The three-foot power cable fits perfectly into the recessed groove that Anker built into the middle of the charging brick, too, allowing you to stow the cable neatly using the included rubber cover when traveling.
  • Now until May 29th, you can get a Street Fighter II Arcade1Up cabinet for $324.99 ($175 off) with a 90-day warranty at Woot. The Capcom-licensed cabinet comes with a matching riser and 12 games. This includes six different versions of Street Fighter II and six other classic titles: Darkstalkers; Final Fight; Commando; 1944; Strider; and Ghosts ‘n Goblins. You can switch between games at will (no coin drop required) and play them on the included 17-inch screen.

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