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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
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Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

$80 $140
The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet includes 1 year of Amazon Kids+ and a myriad of other fun games to play, making it perfect for parents who need to distract kids while they work from home.
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Fire HD 10 Tablet (32GB)

$80 $150
With 12 hours of battery life, this is perfect for anyone who wants to read, watch movies, or play some simple games anywhere. Watch Prime TV shows in the backyard, living room, or even on vacation.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5-inch (128GB, Wi-Fi) -- S Pen included

$520 $650
The Galaxy Tab S6 is last year's model, but it's still a fantastic tablet for work and play. The S Pen is included, but keep in mind you'll need to buy a keyboard separately.
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Apple iPad 10.2-inch (32GB, Wi-Fi, 2020)

$299 $329
You can already score the new 8th-gen iPad at a nice discount. Even at its regular price, however, this tablet is a superb value and the one we recommend for most users.
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Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet (without ads)

$90 $125
The all-new Fire HD 8 Plus tablet boasts an HD display. It's the best 8-inch tablet for portable entertainment. Best of all, this version comes without adverts.
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Fire 7 tablet (7" display, 16 GB)

$40 $50
Enjoy watching movies or reading books hands-free with the Fire 7 tablet's Alexa, making it the perfect on-the-go device for people who want to make their lives easier.
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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - (Latest Model, 4th Generation)

$570 $599
The new iPad Air is the iPad to buy, with all the power and good looks of its more powerful cousins, but without the high price tag. It's even cheaper thanks to this discount from Amazon.
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Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Tablet Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB

$514 $799
With the Pixel Slate, Google attempts to unite the mobile and desktop worlds in a new way. Get 2-in-1 functionality along with savings when you order from Amazon.
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Gateway 8” Tablet

$70 $90
This Gateway tablet is programmed with the user-friendly Android 10 OS and offers better performance with its QuadCore processor. The camera only has 5MP, but that's acceptable at this price.
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Apple iPad & iPad Mini Sale

Get up to a $100 Apple Gift Card

Recieve up to a $100 Apple Giftcard with the purchase of a iPad Pro or iPad Mini
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (11-Inch) + with S Pen - 256 GB - Wi-Fi

$180 $730
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7 is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
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Fire HD 8 Tablet

$55 $90
Other than having access to Netflix and TikTok, the Fire HD 8 tablet features a Game Mode to enhance your gaming experience and Alexa for a hands-free experience.
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All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32GB)

$125 $140
A Full HD display and a zippy processor make the Fire tablet a wonderful entertainment device. It also comes with Alexa, so you can easily connect to info, entertainment, and people.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (11-Inch) + with S Pen - 512 GB - Wi-Fi

$280 $830
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7 is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 512 GB - Wi-Fi

$480 $1,030
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 64GB

$228 $280
2019 model Samsung Galaxy Tab A with a 10.1-inch display and 64 GB of storage, and Dolby Atmos surround sound.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (11-Inch) + with S Pen - 128 GB - Wi-Fi

$150 $650
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7 is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
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Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet HD display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case, 2-pack

$260 $400
Buy two Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablets and get a discount. Includes one year free subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for kids, a kid-proof case with built-in stand, and worry-free guarantee.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 256GB - Wi-Fi

$780 $930
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen, 10.5"

$499 $650
A good Android tablet and iPad Pro alternative from 2018, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, has a colorful display and promises cinematic sound. The purchase comes with the S Pen, so it's good for artists.
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Apple iPad Mini 4, 64GB, Space Gray - WiFi (Renewed)

$280 $300
Apple iPad Mini 4 with 64GB of storage. inspected and tested by Amazon suppliers. It's an older model, but with Apple's usual quality, this tiny titan is sure to serve your needs for years.
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All-New Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet

$75 $110
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.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 10.5-inch (4GB RAM, 64GB Storage)

$325 $400
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.
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Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB)

$120 $190
The Fire HD tablet is one of the best 10-inch tablets you can buy in this price range. It has a 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a lengthy battery life.
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Kano PC 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop & Tablet (4GB Memory - 64GB Storage)

$230 $300
The Kano 2-in-1 tablet/laptop hybrid is one of the cheapest Windows PCs you can buy right now, and would be the perfect first machine for a young techie.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen - 64GB

$175 $350
Stay productive wherever you are with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It comes with a solid processor for smooth performance, along with an S Pen and keyboard compatibility for further functionality.
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All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet 2-Pack

$160 $280
Amazon's latest version Kids Edition Fire HD 8 is perfect for a brace of kids, and comes with one year free Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a kid-proof case.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 10.5-inch - 256GB storage - WiFi

$455 $730
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.
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Kindle Paperwhite, 8GB

$85 $130
This Kindle is now waterproof so you're free to read in the pool or shower or by the beach. It also comes with Audible which is perfect if you prefer to listen to your story.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen - 128GB

$255 $430
Stay productive wherever you are with the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. It comes with a solid processor for smooth performance, along with an S Pen and keyboard compatibility for further functionality.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 128GB - Wi-Fi

$350 $850
With PC performance and tablet portability in one, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is a great tool for on-the-go productivity. Make use of the included S Pen or pair it with a keyboard for added functionality.
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Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet (16GB)

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

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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