A top iPad model is on sale for under $300 for a limited time

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Tablets really are the Goldilocks of personal technology: They're much more portable than a laptop, but they offer a wider screen and a better viewing experience than a smartphone. Unfortunately, just like a laptop and a smartphone, tablets can also be quite pricey.

That's why we're so excited for Apple Days, our limited-time event running from October 16 to October 21, which celebrates all things Apple with amazing price drops on refurbished Apple products. It's the perfect time to snag a great tablet — including the Refurbished Apple iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB. Normally retailing for $749, it's now on sale for just $279.99 until the official Apple Day hits on October 21.

Some people hear the term "refurbished" and get nervous, believing it won't be in prime operating condition. The reality is that refurbished products almost always work as good as new, all for a more affordable cost. You won't be able to tell the difference! This iPad Pro has received a "B" rating, meaning all of its operational software is in great condition — it might just have some minor scuffing, scratches, or dents on the body. What iPad doesn't after months of use?

Here's what else we love about this iPad: Not only does it ably surf the web on WiFi, run all your favorite apps, play music, and send messages, but it also takes gorgeous photos courtesy of the built-in 12 MP iSight Camera. It has 128GB of storage, so you'll never run out of room as you add your apps and photos to the iPad, and the 10-hour battery life means you can use it on the go almost all day.

The experts have plenty of good to say about this Apple iPad Pro, which is the early 2016 model. CNET called it "the best iPad ever" in its review, while Forbes described it as "absolutely brilliant" and PCMag raved about its "terrific processor" and "gorgeous screen.

Get the Refurbished Apple iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB in Space Gray for only $279.99 now. But make sure to hurry: This sale only lasts through the official Apple Day, October 21.

Prices subject to change.