No matter how you may feel about Windows 10, there's no denying that the iPad is still the king of tablets. That's even truer when you consider the epic $250 iPad sale that's running this Black Friday weekend, which kills any reason whatsoever of even considering a Windows tablet during the holiday shopping season.

Fire sale

iPad 10.2-inch

Putting Windows to shame

If you're in the market for a tablet during Black Friday, this $230 iPad is the absolute king of deals.

Windows 10's struggles with its tablet mode are well documented. In lamenting the Surface Go's tablet-forward nature, Windows Central senior editor Zac Bowden said:

Its biggest problem is that it's very obviously a desktop experience that has been poorly optimized for tablets. It still has a taskbar that's only there so that you can go back to Start, any animation it does have are just fade effects with no real flair to them, and many of the apps, such as Edge, aren't really optimized for tablets at all.

On the other side of the fence, Apple perfected the tablet experience with every iteration of iOS. Animations are smooth, navigation is well thought out, and the performance is excellent with Apple's A10 Fusion chip. Plus, the App Store gives you access to tons of tablet-optimized apps that you just won't find on Windows 10.

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Look, we love Microsoft's Surface line and 2-in-1 PCs, but those are primarily built for the PC experience. If you want to grab a tablet that you can just kick back and relax with this holiday season, $249 for the 10.2-inch iPad is a no-brainer. Besides, you can add plenty of Microsoft flavor with the company's oodles of iPad apps.

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