MacMall offers the Apple iPad with Retina Display 64GB WiFi Tablet in Black, model no. MD512LL/A, for $489 with free shipping. (You'll have to create a MacMall Business Direct account to order online.) That's $40 under our mention of a refurished unit from last week and the lowest total price we could find for a new one today by $11 (most merchants charge $600 or more). This 9.4mm thick tablet weighs 1.4 lbs. and features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, A6X dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, 5-megapixel HD FaceTime camera, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, Lightning connector, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 6.
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