Tablets haven’t replaced laptops like some predicted they would, but they’re still popular gadgets for work and play on the go. Apple keeps improving the iPad line and Amazon’s Fire tablets are as affordable as ever. We’ve tracked down some of the best tablet deals available right now to help you choose.
See also: Best Android tablets
One of the first decisions you have to make is which operating system you prefer. We’ve gathered Android and Amazon Fire deals, iPads, and Windows Surface tablets. You can also check out our dedicated lists of Surface deals and iPad deals if you’ve ruled out Android as an option.
Featured deal: Save $130 on the iPad Pro or Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung and Apple are always vying to be king of the tablets, and they’re matching each other in terms of savings this weekend. Right now you can save $130 on either the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro or the Galaxy Tab S7.
The discount on the iPad Pro is particularly noteworthy since Apple is famously tight-fisted on sale prices. This deal is on the Wi-Fi only, 256GB model of the 2020 tablet, and buyers won’t be disappointed. Combining excellent hardware, a superb display, and respectable battery life, it’s a very useful productivity tool. It’s on offer for $769 ($130 off) right now.
If you’re more Android-inclined, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is also a lovely piece of hardware, offering similarly impressive performance, display, and battery life as the iPad. The 11-inch model is naturally cheaper too, and you get double the storage space in this 512GB featured deal. It’s down to $699.99 ($130 off) direct from Samsung. If you have an older device to trade in, you can get it for as little as $199.99 ($530 off).
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Best tablet deals
All of these deals were live at the time of writing, but sites like Amazon change their offers often. We’ll do our best to keep the list updated with the best tablet deals as we find new ones.
Samsung Galaxy Tab deals
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Samsung’s Galaxy line of devices certainly packs a punch when it comes to laptops and phones, and tablets are no exception. You can often find the latest chipset onboard, solid RAM and storage, and even a built-in S-Pen for drawing. Many of Samsung’s tablets also pack the company’s powerful AMOLED displays for a crisp, vibrant viewing experience. Check out the best options right here:
See also: The best cheap Android tablets
Apple iPad tablet deals
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It’s tough to argue against Apple as the king of the tablet game. The iPad line has swelled to nearly half-a-dozen models, and each fills its own important role. Whether you want the ultraportable iPad Mini or the powerful iPad Air and iPad Pro, you’re bound to find a perfect fit. Of course, you’ll have to allow iOS into your life in the form of iPadOS. Here are some top picks:
See also: The best iPad deals
Amazon Fire Tablet deals
Amazon’s Fire line of tablets is one of the most affordable ways to dip into the experience, with some models starting well under $100. You can choose from a few sizes — 7, 8, or 10-inches — and all of the tablets run Amazon’s own Fire OS. You won’t find the familiar Google Play Store here, but you should be able to get by with the Kindle app, Prime Video, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro deals
If you want to seriously consider replacing your laptop with a tablet, the Microsoft Surface line is the way to go. They often drop the mobile-based chipset for a full-sized Intel Core processor. You’ll also find larger 12-inch displays on the flagship Surface Pro line. The high-end Surface Pro X even lets you tap into 4G LTE connectivity for work on the go. Take a look at the deals here:
Well, that pretty much does it for the list of the best tablet deals we could find. We’ll do our best to keep the list updated, but don’t forget to check out some of our other articles if you’re still deciding.