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 $100 on the latest iPad Air
Apple has been a huge figure in the tablet market in the last couple of years and has released plenty of great devices. One of the most highly-rated tablets that Apple has released in recent memory is the 2020 iPad Air. Now, the already affordable mid-range option from Apple just got that much better as it’s dropped to an all-time low price on Amazon at just $499.99 ($99 off).
The 2020 iPad Air was introduced as a great mid-tier option and was widely seen as one of the best tablets you could buy for the money last year. When Android Authority‘s very own Oliver Craig reviewed the 4th Gen iPad Air, he said that it was the iPad for everyone — one that every user could use and love. Although it is last year’s device, it’s Apple’s latest in their Air lineup and is still an incredibly powerful device. It’s boasting Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and has 4GB of RAM to ensure a smooth multitasking experience.
See also: Best tablet guide
The 10-hour battery life of the tablet is sure to support your power and productivity needs. It checks all of the basic boxes — performance, battery life, display quality, software — while having some extra bonuses such as a great writing experience when paired with the Apple Pencil, LTE connectivity, and a solid rear camera that shoots 4K video at 60fps. Overall, the iPad Air is one of the best tablets you can buy in 2021.
This offer is the lowest-ever price we’ve ever seen on this iPad on Amazon and could end at any time, so click on the widget below to check it out while it’s still available. If this deal isn’t for you, keep scrolling and you’ll find plenty of other great deals on a wide variety of tablet options.
Best tablet deals
- Samsung Galaxy Tab deals
- Apple iPad tablet deals
- Amazon Fire Tablet deals
- Microsoft Surface Pro 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
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.
Related: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7 Plus review
Check out the best options right here:
- Galaxy Tab S7 for $50 or S7 Plus for 250$ with trade-in ($600 off)
- Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB) for $529 ($120 off)
- Galaxy Tab S7 Plus for $733 ($117 off)
- Galaxy Tab S6 (256GB) for $550 ($180 off)
- Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for $270 ($80 off)
- Galaxy Tab A7 for $200 ($30 off)
Apple iPad tablet deals
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:
- New iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 256GB) for $649 ($99 off)
- 2021 iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 128GB) for $999 ($100 off)
- 2020 iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) for $299 ($30 off)
- 2019 iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) for $369 ($30 off)
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.
- Fire 7 (16GB, ad-supported) for $50
- Kindle Essentials Bundle with cover and power adapter for $125 ($15 off)
- Fire 10, Bluetooth keyboard, and 12 months of Microsoft 365 for $220 ($50 0ff)
- Fire HD Plus tablet and wireless charging dock for $140 ($10 off)
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:
- Surface Pro X (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $815 ($184 off)
- Surface Pro 7 (Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $699 ($260 off)
- Surface Pro 7 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $769 ($130 off)
- Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) for $690 ($509 off)
- Surface Go 2 Essentials Bundle from $618 (up to $68 off)
See also: The best Surface Pro deals
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.