Best Buy is now offering $50 off the price of any iPad 2, bringing the baseline model down to just $449. If you refuse to believe the rumors of an upcoming iPad 3, the price may be right in the sweet spot, but we strongly recommend that you wait until after March 7th to decide what to buy. Best Buy probably has a hunch as to the release date of Apple’s next generation tablet, and is looking to sell off existing iPad 2 stock to less-informed buyers before next month’s announcement. Regardless, the price of the existing iPad will drop considerably once its sucessor is released.
The iPad 3 is expected to feature a 2048 by 1536 Retina display and quad core processor, but the beefy internals may cause the device to be thicker than its predecessor.