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Best Labor Day Tablet Deals 2020: Apple and Samsung

Labor Day is back and this year the sales are better than ever. It’s as if retailers took a look at the summer we’ve had and said, collectively, “these guys need a break,” and have offered some terrific Labor Day sales. As we look toward going back to school, or just to upgrade our tech in the home, some of the handiest gear in 2020 takes the form of tablets, which are solving more problems than ever before. Fortunately, there are oodles of fantastic Labor Day tablet deals just waiting to be snapped up today.

Today’s best Labor Day Tablet Deals

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (32GB, Wi-Fi)$118, was $150
  • Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$279, was $329
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$350, was $399
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Cellular + Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$480, was $530
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (128GB, Wi-Fi)$530, was $650
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$550, was $650
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB, Cellular + Wi-Fi, Latest Model)$680, was $780

Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 128GB, Unlocked)

$544 $560
Expires soon
With a 10.2-inch Retina display, 128GB storage, Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity, an 8MP back camera, and FaceTime HD front camera, this configuration of the latest iPad has everything you need.

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32GB)

$126 $150
Expires soon
A Full HD display and a powerful processor make the newly released Fire tablet a wonderful entertainment device. It also comes with Alexa, so you can easily connect to info, entertainment, and people.

Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)

$325 $450
Expires soon
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 64GB of storage. inspected and tested by Amazon suppliers. 7.9-inch Retina display, Apple iOS 9, Dual-Core A8 Chip with Quad-Core graphics, 8MP iSight camera.

Dragon Touch K10 Tablet

$100 $160
Expires soon
The Dragon Touch tablet has a 10-inch diagonal 1280 x 800 HD display and runs on Android 8.1. Power by a quad-core processor. Includes 16 GB of storage expandable to 128 GB, GPS, FM, and 5G Wi-Fi.

Samsung - Galaxy Tab A (2019) - 10.1" - 32GB - Black

$200 $230
Expires soon
Galaxy Tab A has an octa-core processor and 2GB RAM allows the tablet to switch seamlessly between multiple apps. It holds 32GB of storage, which is just enough for day-to-day use.

Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2-in -1 Tablet

$519 $799
Expires soon
Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2-in -1 Tablet for work, school, home, and play. Intel Core m3 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB storage. Keyboard and pen/stylus sold separately.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch 32GB (2019)

$118 $150
Expires soon
Samsung's Galaxy Tab A with 32GB storage and an 8-inch display give you up to 13 hours operation per charge. This is a 2019 model and still an awesome buy.

All-New Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet

$90 $110
Expires soon
This is the most recently upgraded and updated Fire 8 HD Tablet. The biggest differences are a 40% faster CPU, standard 3GB RAM (up from 2 GB), and a USB-C connection for easier charging access.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch (32GB)

$279 $329
Expires soon
Here's another chance to score the awesome new 7th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is an amazing value and the one we recommend for most users.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen, 10.5"

$499 $650
Expires soon
Our pick for the best Android tablet and the best iPad Pro alternative, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, has a crisp, colorful display and promises cinematic sound. The purchase comes with the S Pen.
$100 off 2-Pack

Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet HD display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case, 2-pack

$300 $400
Expires soon
Buy two Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablets and get $100 off. Includes one year free subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for kids, a kid-proof case with built-in stand, and worry-free guarantee.

Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB)

$150 $190
Expires soon
The largest Fire tablet, the Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch diagonal full HD display and 64 GB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 64GB

Expires soon
2019 model Samsung Galaxy Tab A with a 10.1-inch display and 64 GB of storage. Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5-inch - 256GB storage - WiFi

$655 $730
Expires soon
If you need a bit more oomph, this upgraded Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 comes with 256GB of storage and space for a MicroSD card, making it the ultimate tablet for a media-hungry user.

All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet 2-Pack

$180 $280
Expires soon
Amazon's latest version Kids Edition Fire HD 8 wiht an 8-inch HD display, 32 GB storage, 1-year free Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, and a kid-proof case. 25% off for a 2-pack.

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

$90 $140
Expires soon
Calling all parents! No need to give up on eating out at your favorite restaurants. Just buy the Kindle Fire for a happy kid and a happy you!

Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet

$60 $100
Expires soon
Rugged kid-proof case protects the Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet with a 7-inch display, 16 GB storage, , built-in stand, and a a 2-year Worry-Free Guarantee. Comes with 1 year of FreeTime Unlimited.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5-inch (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

$325 $400
Expires soon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is the portable and super-light tablet for anyone needing an on-the-go tablet. It has good specs and a beautiful display, and it's yours for a bargain price.

How to choose a new tablet

Like any piece of computing equipment, tablets come in all sizes and have vastly different features. It’s important not to get overwhelmed by bright shiny features that you’re never going to use, and instead narrow your search by asking yourself what you’ll actually be using this tablet for. Say you’re getting something to keep the kids mesmerized during car trips; in that case, you probably don’t need to spend a great deal of money on the tablet with the best camera. Any tablet is going to be able to stream Netflix or other streaming services, and kids are not careful by nature, so don’t break the bank on an iPad Pro when a Samsung Galaxy will do the same job at a fraction of the cost. On the other hand, if this tablet is going to be your work life for the next while, you might want to search out a tablet with a top-notch camera to help with all your Zoom and Skype calls.

Another thing to consider is the operating system on all your other devices. If everything else in your life is Apple (Apple Watch, MacBook, HomePod, et cetera), you’ll probably want to begin and end your search with iPads. Make your life easier, not the opposite.

Some other features to consider: Storage is a big one. If you’re using your tablet for work (or every day) and that work involves a good deal of documents, photos, videos, and multimedia assets that you’ll want to have on your at all times, as opposed to in the cloud, look for a tablet with upwards of 1TB of storage. Battery life is another; they range from 3,000 mAh to 8,000 mAh, which is obviously more than twice the battery. If you’re going to be doing lots of Skype or Zoom, pay attention to where the camera is located (front-facing tend to be better for this kind of communication; rear cameras are better for scanning). When it comes to the processor, again, ask yourself how big an engine you need. If you’re doing basic things like prepping documents and watching videos, any chip will be fine. If you’ve been blown away by ads of people drawing on their tablet, and typing with a detachable keyboard, make sure your tablet supports these features. And finally, if you’re planning on using your tablet far away from Wi-Fi, make sure it has LTE capabilities. If you want to use your tablet in this way, you will of course need to add your tablet to your wireless provider’s plan.

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