The best Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Fire, and Pixel tablet deals for January 2020

Tablets serve many purposes and keep getting better. Despite the popularity of smartphones and laptops, many buyers still choose tablets. Smartphones are great for streaming and gaming, but their small screens are a drawback. While laptops are slimmer and lighter than ever, these computers can still be rather cumbersome to carry around all day or to hold while you’re lounging on the couch to do some streaming. So tablets remain the mobile device of choice for millions of users.

Tablet technology also continues to benefit from hardware improvements. The iPad lineup, the class-leading example, is as good as ever and relatively affordable for Apple products. If iPadOS isn’t really your thing,  however, you have several alternatives to choose from. Samsung continues to refine the Galaxy Tab line. Amazon’s high-value Fire tablets are a strong choice for tablet buyers, especially Prime members and ebook addicts. Pixel Slate 2-in-1 tablets bring near laptop performance to the tablet form factor.

No matter which type of tablet you prefer — or if you don’t have a favorite yet and need some help making that decision — we’re here to lend a hand. We’ve rounded up the best tablet deals available online right now. You can also read our quick and handy buying guide below to find the perfect device for your needs and budget.

Best tablet deals available today

    • Amazon Fire HD8 Tablet$50, was $80
    • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0″ 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019)$150
    • Samsung – Galaxy Tab A (2019) – 10.1″ – 32GB – Black$180, was $230
    • Apple iPad 10.2-inch Wi-Fi Only (7th Generation)$330
    • Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2-in-1 Tablet$445, was $799
    • Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi + Cellular)$599, was $779

Samsung Electronics Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen, 10.5 Inch, Gray

$498 $650
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It's a year behind Samsung's latest Tab S6, but the Tab S4 is no less capable. It includes the S Pen, DeX desktop mode, and has enough battery life to easily last a day of use.

New Apple iPad Air (256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G Cellular LTE)

$599 $779
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If you want a tablet you can hook up to your cellular network data plan, you can do a lot worse than the new 2019 iPad Air (and even with 4G LTE, it still comes in cheaper than the new iPad Pro).

Apple - iPad (Latest Model) with Wi-Fi - 32GB - Space Gray

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The 2019 10-inch iPad is definitely the best iPad deal we've seen for a tablet this holiday shopping season.

Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model

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The Apple iPad Air offers the versatility of the iPad Pro at a much less expensive price. The latest-gen supports the Apple Pen and Smart Keyboard, making it a great multitasker.

Apple iPad Air (Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB)

$579 $629
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If you want a tablet you can hook up to your cellular data plan, you can do a lot worse than the new 2019 iPad Air (and even with 4G LTE, it still comes in cheaper than the new iPad Pro).

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

$180 $230
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Galaxy Tab A has an octa-core processor and 3GB RAM allows the tablet to switch seamlessly between multiple apps. It holds 32GB of storage, which is just enough for day-to-day use.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen, 10.5", Black

$500 $650
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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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10-Inch Android Tablet

$182 $197
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Even the cheapest iPad costs around $250, so if you just want something more affordable and/or you strongly prefer Android, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a fantastic 10-inch device to scratch that itch.

Apple iPad 7th Generation 10.2" Tablet (32GB, Wi-Fi)

$279 $329
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The all-new 7th generation iPad is our most recommended tablet for most people, and holiday deals mean you can already grab one for the same sale prices we've seen the 6th gen model going for lately.

Apple iPad Pro (Latest Models)

Up to $200 discount on various models

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Save up to $200 on both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models of the latest iPad Pro.

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

$630 $730
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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.

Apple iPad 10.2-inch 32GB (Newest Model)

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Here's another chance to score the awesome new 7th-gen iPad at its Black Friday sale price (which is the same discounted price we've seen for the older 6th-gen model).

Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi, 64GB (Latest Model)

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With its 7.9-inch retina display and 10-hour battery life the iPad Mini is the most portable tablet. It supports Apple Pencil for even more versatility. The discount is small, but it's worthwhile.
Ally's Pick

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet

$130 each. Buy 2, save 25%.

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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!

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR

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Store songs, photos, and video in the Galaxy Tab A's 32GB internal memory, expandable to 512 GB with a micro SD card. The 8-inch display and dual surround sound speakers immerse you in entertainment.

New Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, 32GB)

$279 $329
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The 7th-generation iPad hasn't been out long but you can already find it for a great deal. The perennial favorite tablet got an upgrade with a larger screen size, Smart Connector, and iPadOS.

Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Tablet Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB

$445 $799
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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.

Apple iPad

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“iPad” has become almost a generic term for “tablet,” a testament to the massive enduring popularity of these Apple devices. That’s no surprise, given that Apple is the company that pretty much put tablets on the map when it rolled out its first iPad almost a decade ago (2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of the original model). Part of this popularity is also due to their value: With the exception of the iPad Pro, iPads are not as pricey as things like iPhones and MacBooks when compared to the competition.

In fact, the standard iPad (now in its seventh generation) is remarkably affordable and remains our most recommended tablet for most people. The sixth-gen iPad has been going for $250 pretty much all year, and the new 2019 refresh even dropped that low during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, don’t overlook the awesome new iPad Air, which gives the more expensive iPad Pro a serious run for its money, as well as the iPad Mini which is a great super-portable tablet if you don’t mind sacrificing screen real estate.

The iPad Pro, of course, is the most high-end model in Apple’s tablet stable. It’s expensive, but there’s no denying that it’s Apple’s best tablet, so you’ll have to decide for yourself if the extra juice is worth the squeeze. Be sure to read through our iPad buying guide for a more in-depth breakdown of what models are available to you before combing through the above tablet deals.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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There are a number of Android tablet brands on the market today, but as with Android smartphones, Samsung is the biggest name on the playing field. Its Galaxy Tab devices represent the best Android tablets that money can buy in 2019, and like the iPad line, these devices cover a wide range of price points and features.

The Galaxy Tab S-series bears a similar moniker to the Galaxy S phones and occupies much the same space in Samsung’s product line as the company’s flagship tablets. The current-gen Galaxy Tab S6 is great, but it’s also the most expensive Tab model (typically priced somewhere in-between the iPad Pro and iPad Air). Nonetheless, if you’re looking for an Android tablet to pair with a keyboard, the Tab S6 is perfect.

If you’re looking for a more value-priced option, though, then the Galaxy Tab S5e is a great alternative and another one of our favorites. Samsung makes some even cheaper ones as well, such as the Galaxy Tab A — but if you’re looking for a truly budget-minded tablet, then you might want to consider opting for one of Amazon’s Fire devices instead.

Amazon Fire

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Amazon’s Fire tablets (formerly part of the Kindle line, although they no longer bear that moniker) have come a long way in recent years. We weren’t die-hard fans of them originally, but for the price, they are are hard to beat today. That’s especially true for Prime members who want to take advantage of everything that their Prime subscription offers, such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Audible audiobooks, free e-books and magazines, and the myriad of other stuff Amazon gives its premium customers.

And of course, since they’re tablets, the Fire devices also put a myriad of apps, games, and other software at your fingertips. Did we mention they’re cheap? The seven-inch Fire 7 starts at just $50, the eight-inch Fire HD 8 (with high-definition display) at $80, and the new Fire HD 10 at $150 — and no, those aren’t just sale prices. Even if the currently available tablet deals don’t feature any discounts on Fire devices at the moment, these are still great buys at their normal prices, but be sure to check back often as Amazon marks these down from time to time and we’ll be updating these deals regularly throughout the holiday shopping season.

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