Apple’s iPad dominates the tablet market, so it’s understandable that a lot of folks will be on the lookout for an iPad deal. That being said, there are reasons why you might choose an Android tablet or a Windows tablet instead. Whether you’re all-in on Apple gear or you want a tablet that offers a similar experience to your non-Apple phone, we’ve got tablet deals for you. And don’t forget about Amazon Fire tablets, which are great value for money, or Windows tablets, which are good for bridging the divide between work and home.
Best tablet deals right now
Ready to stretch your tablet-buying dollar? Discounts on iPads are usually few and far between, but you can save $20 on the latest 10.2-inch iPad and $40 on the current 10.9-inch iPad Air at Amazon. A couple of Android tablets from Samsung are also on sale at Amazon, along with Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet/laptop hybrids.
Apple’s most affordable tablet, the 10.2-inch iPad, didn’t receive a design overhaul like its Mini cousin last fall, but it does serve up a faster processor, a better front-facing camera and a better display than the eighth-gen iPad. The biggest addition is the storage, which was doubled to 64GB on the base model and 256GB on the step-up model. Other than that, the change you’ll most likely welcome in this age of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the front camera going from 1.2 megapixels to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. The iPad also added Center Stage to keep your mug in the frame during video calls. The only discount we see right now for it is a $20 price break at Amazon and Walmart. Read our ninth-gen iPad review.
You can save $40 on Apple’s latest iPad Air right now. It costs $599 from the Apple Store and features Apple’s M1 chip, found in the company’s iPad Pros, along with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. CNET’s iPad expert Scott Stein still recommends the less expensive 10.2-inch iPad for most people, but sees this iPad Air as a solid step up. You can save $40 at Amazon and other retailers on the 64GB baseline model. Read our iPad Air 2022 review.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is a midlevel Android tablet that occupies the space between a basic iPad and an iPad Pro. The baseline Galaxy Tab S7 FE (short for Fan Edition) with 64GB of storage is discounted by $100 right now at Amazon and Best Buy. And you can save close to $150 on the step-up 256GB model. The tablet features a roomy 12.4-inch display and includes Samsung’s S Pen stylus for drawing and jotting down notes.
It’s a generation behind the Surface Pro 8 that arrived alongside Windows 11 last fall, but the Surface Pro 7 remains a stellar two-in-one tablet. This Surface Pro 7 Plus model is over $300 off at Best Buy and runs on an 11th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive. The 12.3-inch touchscreen has a crisp 2,736×1,824-pixel resolution. This discounted model includes a black Type Cover, too.
Microsoft released the latest version of its flagship two-in-one tablet when it launched Windows 11 in late 2021. It boasts a 13-inch display that’s larger than the Surface Pro 7’s and a slimmer pen while adding a pair of Thunderbolt 4 ports. Inside, this model features an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The list price for this model is $1,250, but the price has dropped by $350 at Best Buy and it includes the snap-on keyboard.
At its discounted price, this relatively budget Android tablet is a good pick as an affordable entertainment tablet for kids. It features a small (kid-friendly) 8.7-inch display with a 1,340×800-pixel resolution protected by a sturdy, metal (kid-resistant) enclosure. Note that the keyboard case is not included.