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Be Quick! Apple iPad 64GB Only £279 Until 1700 Today

Currys has cut the price of the Apple iPad tablet (64GB Wi-Fi only) down to £279, a saving of £100 off its suggested selling price and a clear sign that Apple may finally be deciding to clear out first generation iPad tablets ahead of the launch in the near future of the iPad 3.

The clear out is part of Curry's 100 hour price crash and will last until 1700 today or until stocks last. Note that the tablet is only available for home delivery and cannot be reserved instore.

We reported yesterday how DSGi was selling the 64GB 3G iPad for only £395, a massive discount compared to its original price and cheaper than the cheapest iPad 2.

The latter is an evolution of a best-seller rather than a radical new design. The old iPad has a single core A4 SoC, 256MB RAM, no cameras and a thicker profile. But it still has the same 9.7-inch 1024x768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display.

At £279, this is by far the cheapest 64GB tablet on the market, ideal if you're looking for a big capacity device. Its even cheaper than the 32GB Motorola XOOM tablet which, with a 32GB microSD card, is likely to cost more than £360.

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