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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 tablet guide
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 holiday tablet deals
The holiday sales really have been a month-long event in recent years, and 2022 is no exception. You can already see price drops from multiple retailers on top tablets, including the first price drop on the latest iPad and a record dip of $90 on the Galaxy Tab A8.
Here are our picks from the roundup below:
If you don’t see quite the model you’re looking for here, then chances are you’ll find a good deal on it further down.
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 for 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 S8 Plus review
Check out the best options right here:
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 an 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 iPads to buy
Amazon Fire Tablet deals
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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 — seven, eight, or 10-inches — and all 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 consider seriously 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:
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) for $899.99 ($450 off)
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 258GB) for $999.99 ($600 off)
- Surface Pro X (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $634.99 ($465 off)
- Surface Pro 7 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $630 ($570 off)
- Surface Pro 7 Plus (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) for $647.99 ($353 off)
- Surface Go 2 for $278 ($122 off)
See also: The best Surface Pro deals
Lenovo tablet deals
Lenovo has struggled to gain market share in a world where the high-end space is dominated by Samsung and Apple, with Amazon occupying the affordable Android options. That said, Lenovo tablets still have a lot to offer, with prices giving you bang for your buck and Doorbuster sales on many models.
Related: Lenovo Tab P12 Pro review
Here are some of the better options:
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.