If you’re in the market for a tablet, there’s no better time to consider picking one out than over the Black Friday weekend. Here we’ve rounded up a bunch of deals on the latest and greatest listings from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and more.
Tablets fill all kinds of ports, with some serving as the perfect tool or game to keep your little ones learning or entertained, as a multimedia device for on-the-go entertainment, as a way to create content for digital artists or as a productivity device that outperforms traditional laptops in terms of portability.
Apple iPads are some of the most popular tablets, but Microsoft’s Surface line, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series and Amazon’s Fire tablet range are all worth considering, too.
Check out our rankings of the best tablets and the best cheap tablets for inspiration and some detailed buying tips, so you know what to look for.
UK’s Best Tablet Deals
2. Apple iPad Air (2020, 256 GB, cellular)
currently: £799 (£60 off)
Great discount on the latest iPad Air with cellular connectivity. Given the dearth of big discounts on the iPad, there’s no guarantee this deal will make it past Black Friday weekend. Discount varies by color, so double-check before buying.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 + (128 GB)
currently: £679 (£120 off)
This excellent deal saves you 15% off the usual asking price of the Galaxy Tab S7+, Samsung’s latest flagship tablet. Similar discounts can be found on the 256GB model, both at Currys and Amazon.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8 GB, 256 GB)
currently: £899 (£270 discount)
The mid-range Surface Pro 7 is heavily discounted now and its successor has arrived. Grab a £270 black i5 model, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD from the Microsoft Store, although doubling the RAM in the platinum version saves £280.
5. Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Pentium Gold 4425Y, 8GB, 128GB)
currently: £339 (£190 off)
The Surface Go 3 may have launched again in the middle of 2020, but it remains a great little device. This model is paired with an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. However, the Microsoft Store matches that price and offers a £90 savings on the cheapest Core M3 configuration
6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128 GB, cellular)
currently: £619 (£100 off)
The 4G LTE 11in Tab S7 is an absolute powerhouse, despite being at the bottom rung of the Samsung 2020 Tab S ladder. Best of all, it’s now available at a great discount.
7. Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (64 GB, No Ads)
currently: £149.99 (£70 off)
The Fire HD 10 Plus is only a few months old, but Amazon already has a lot on its most expensive tablet. 2021 64GB model is now available at 32% off. It comes with ads on the lock screen, although the model without them is not currently available.
9. Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus Gen 2 (32GB)
currently: £129.99 (£70 off)
The updated Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus 2nd generation has Amazon Alexa built in and comes with a compatible Smart Dock so the Tab doubles as a smart home hub. Currently, Lenovo has put £70 off the Black Friday price.
11. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020, 32GB, 4G LTE)
currently: £230 (£39 off)
Samsung’s 10.4in 2020 Smart List – Tab A7 – features an ultra-strong yet lightweight 7mm-thick metal chassis, Dolby Atmos-certified quad speakers and a great discount on Amazon’s latest 4G model deal. However, you will have to wait until after Black Friday for it to arrive.
Best Tablet Deals in US
1. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2021, 128 GB)
currently: $999 (Discount $100)
This is a great deal on Apple’s latest 11-inch model. Saving $100 over this regular asking price offers an 11-inch Wi-Fi-only model with 128GB of storage for under $1,000.
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8 GB, 256 GB)
From: Best Buy
currently: $799.99 ($400 off)
There’s an excellent Surface Pro 7 deal here if you’re based in the US. Best Buy sells the device for less than $800, saving you $400 off the usual asking price. Similar savings can be found in other configurations, but you will need to purchase the Type Cover separately.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 + (128 GB)
From: Amazon US
currently: $669 ($180.99 off)
The silver model of the Samsung flagship 128GB tablet is now available at a huge discount on Amazon. There are also discounts on other colors and 256 GB SKU, however, the discounts there are not very big.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (256 GB)
currently: $529.99 ($150 off)
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab S7 FE, with 256GB of storage and S Pen, can currently be snatched up to 22% off right now in this solid Amazon deal. You can also save $100 on the 64GB model.
6. Amazon Fire HD 10 (64 GB, No Ads)
From: Amazon US
currently: 129.99 USD ($60 off)
This excellent Black Friday deal is 36% off the usual asking price of the 64GB ad-free model of Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet. It’s a great device for entertainment, although you can also bundle it with Microsoft 365 Personal and a keyboard ($124.98 off) for a more productivity focus.
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (64 GB)
From: Amazon US
currently: $170 ($29.99 off)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8in solid from 2020 offers a reliable tablet experience and in this deal, it packs twice the storage, at 64GB. The white version is available on Amazon for $30 off right now, but you’ll pay a little more for the white model.
What tablet deals are available?
You occasionally see an odd amount of money from an iPad, so look at retailers like Currys and Argos in the UK or brands like Best Buy, if you’re in the US, because Apple itself doesn’t often discount their iPads. There are always iPads in her store that are refurbished all year round. Official sellers, such as KRCS can sometimes offer more competitive rates as well.
Android tablets are more likely to sell for more competitive prices, primarily because of the lower recommended retail prices in general – although higher-ticket Samsung tablets can also get a good price cut – so keep an eye peeled for this page.
There are, of course, 2-in-1 tablets that run on more powerful hardware and software, such as the Microsoft Surface line, running Windows. Although the price tag is a bit steep, we have an entire article dedicated to Microsoft Surface deals, covering the latest models, accessories, regular prices, and of course where to find the best deals — including how to spot deals on refurbished devices and find student discounts.
All Amazon Fire tablets have low prices to start with and are criminally low when they go on sale, which is often surprising. It tends to drop from “affordable” to “basic,” with offers across the range.
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which only last a few hours and offer limited stock, we recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30-day free trial of Prime, which will give you access to deals 30 minutes before anyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, plus access to Prime Instant Video and more.
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Check out our guide to the best tablet on Amazon, which includes comparisons, reviews, and buying tips. Tech Advisor also has a bunch of articles about tablets, tablet cases, gadgets, and related accessories that should also help you with your decision.
Tablet deals for students
Another great resource to help you snag deals in the UK is Tech Advisor’s Student Beans page. The Technology & Mobile department can help you save up to 25% on major brands like Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech, and many more. See all tech student deals here.
Here are some of the best places to check tablet deals in the UK:
In the United States, check the following:
More Black Friday 2021 deals and info
Do you want more deals? We also have a summary of the best worth checking out across all technologies.