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Apple iPad 3G 64GB Now Available From £399

Best Buy is clearing out Apple's first generation top of the range tablet, the iPad 64GB 3G, selling it for £399 (the same as the entry level 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad 2) instead of the suggested retail price of £659.

A saving of £260 is the price to pay for the few significant differences between the iPad and its successor, the iPad 2. The latter has twice the onboard memory, twice the performance (thanks to the new A5 SoC), an even thinner body and two cameras plus you can also get a cover for it.

The rest of the specifications are rather similar: from the fact that it still lacks any ports (apart from Apple's proprietary one and the earphone socket) to the screen (a gorgeous 9.7-inch IPS XGA capacitive display) and the battery life (up to 10 hours).

As expected, you will get Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and the ability to update to iOS5 which will add some new features to the tablet like iCloud, wireless sync, iMessage, Newsstand, a notification centre, Airplay Mirroring, a new Safari and Twitter integration.

It's worth noting that Best Buy is also selling a number of other tablets like the Blackberry Playbook and the Acer Iconia A500 at a discount.

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