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 up to 42% on Amazon tablets
As part of a larger Mother’s Day sale on its devices, Amazon has some very enticing offers on many of its tablets right now. Savings vary depending on which tablet and storage variant you’re shopping for, but it can be as much as 42% off the retail price.
The deals on the Fire HD 10 really stand out, with the 2019 releases on offer. That means they’re no longer the most recent devices in the series, but you’re only missing out on incremental upgrades. If this is no concern to you then you can pick up the 32GB Fire HD 10 for $94.99 ($55 off), or the 64GB Fire HD 10 for $109.99 ($80 off).
Read also: The best cheap Android tablets
It’s worth exploring the sale for yourself, with other gems including the Fire HD 8 tablet for $64.99 ($25 off), the Kids Edition of the same tablet for $89.99 ($50 off), and the Kindle Paperwhite for $94.99 ($35 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
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:
- Galaxy Tab S7 for $550 ($100 off)
- Galaxy Tab S7 Plus for $729 ($121 off)
- Galaxy Tab S6 (256GB) for $681 ($49 off)
- Galaxy Tab A7 for $180 ($50 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, 64GB) for $559 ($40 off)
- New iPad Air (Wi-Fi, 256GB) for $699 ($50 off)
- 2020 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) for $915 ($84 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 $49.99
- Fire HD 8 (32GB, ad-supported) for $65 ($25 off)
- Amazon Fire 7 Essentials Bundle for $83 ($5 off)
- Kindle Essentials Bundle with cover and power adapter for $100 ($40 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 (8GB, 256GB) for $997 ($302 off)
- Surface Pro 7 (latest model) for $757 ($143 off)
- Surface Go 2 Essentials Bundle from $618 (up to $110 off)
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.