The best Black Friday tablet deals for 2020

Dusk is settling on Black Friday, as the biggest Black Friday sales got a huge online response. Because many of us are shopping online exclusively right now, retailers had already lured us in with some excellent early Black Friday tablet deals. With some retailers like Best Buy and Walmart offering to refund the difference should the price of items purchased now be discounted even further at the end of the month, it signals even greater participation overall. There are still big deals out there through the weekend as we head into Cyber Monday, another huge shopping day.

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With so many different tablet sales out there, it can be confusing knowing which to pick. Don’t worry — we’re here to help with a look at all the best iPad deals for Black Friday and more. We’ve rounded up all the best available Black Friday tablet deals below, as well a look at what you should consider before making a big purchasing decision. After all, you want the best tablet to suit your needs.

Best Black Friday tablet deals

Some of the hottest sales today are a Fire tablet deal and a Samsung Galaxy tablet deal. See more discounts below:

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

$514 $799
Google Pixel Slate 12.3-inch 2-in-1 tablet for work, school, home, and play. It has enough power for most tasks, and storage that won't quit. Keyboard and pen/stylus sold separately.
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Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet

$90 $125
The all-new Fire HD 8 Plus tablet boasts an HD display. It's the best 8-inch tablet for portable entertainment.
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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.
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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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Fire 7 Tablet (16GB)

$40 $50
The Fire 7 tablet is a highly-capable Alexa-compatible tablet with a quad-core processor, 16 GB internal storage, and a 7-inch IPS color touchscreen.
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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.
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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
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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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Fire HD 10 Tablet (64GB)

$120 $190
The largest Fire tablet, the Fire HD 10 has a 10.1-inch diagonal full HD display and 64 GB of storage.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Green (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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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 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 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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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 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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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.

Black Friday Apple iPad deals

If you’re looking to buy one of the best tablets on the market today, you’ll want to browse some Black Friday iPad deals. We’ve found the best sales today, including iPad Air deals, and put the best ones below.

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Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 64GB (Verizon)

$780 $880
Sign on with a 2-year Verizon contract and save a Benjamin on the newest 4th-gen 64GB iPad Air with Wi-Fi and cellular 4G LTE connectivity that lets you use it on your data plan.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, 1TB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 2020)

$1,428 $1,449
With 1TB space, you can save several photos videos and download premium apps on your iPad Pro. This deal includes a wi-fi and cellular bundle for a reduced 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
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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Green (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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Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th Generation) - US English

$329 $349
The Magic Keyboard is the ultimate keyboard for the top-spec iPad Pro 12.9, and it transforms your tablet into a full-fledged laptop, ready for all your work and play needs.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular) - Latest Model

$944 $949
If storage isn't a priority but connectivity is, you can rely on this 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and cellular connections to complement your work and lighten the load.

Black Friday Samsung tablet deals

If you prefer Android over iPadOS, there are plenty of great Samsung Galaxy tablet deals going on right now. We’ve gathered the top discounts below:

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

$350 $400
The Galaxy Tab S5e is akin to those mid-range "flagship alternative" smartphones, being a nicely priced option with slightly pared-down hardware -- but a much more trimmed-down price.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (256GB, 10.5-inch) with S Pen

$549 $750
If you're after a deal on a flagship, last-gen hardware like the Galaxy Tab S4 (which is getting harder to find) can give you a lot of bang for your buck -- and this one includes the S Pen.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 (128GB, 10.5-inch)

$405 $650
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is an Android lover's dream tablet, and it's good enough to replace your laptop with the addition of a keyboard attachment (sold separately, unfortunately).
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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.
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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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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.

Black Friday Fire tablet deals

Some of the cheapest tablets on the market are from Amazon’s line of Fire tablets. For the latest discounts on Black Friday Fire tablets, you can browse our top picks below:

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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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Fire HD 8 Plus + Wireless Charging Dock

$115 $150
This bundle includes a Fire HD Plus Tablet with 32GB of storage and a wireless charging dock for your HD tab.
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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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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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Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet

$90 $125
The all-new Fire HD 8 Plus tablet boasts an HD display. It's the best 8-inch tablet for portable entertainment.

How to choose a tablet during Black Friday

With so many different tablets to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin. Start by checking out our best tablets for 2020 guide, as well as these best tablets for kids for an in-depth view of the most popular tablets out there. If you’re after a tablet for work, you might want to check out the best tablets for small businesses. Do you embrace the Android life? Check out our best Android tablets buyer’s guide to learn all about the best options.

For the majority of people, the Apple iPad (2020) is the best overall choice thanks to its beautiful screen, decent battery life, and all-around accessible nature. If your budget can stretch further or if you want to use your tablet as a way to sketch out graphic designs, then the Apple iPad Pro is a fantastic option that’s pretty expensive, but has additional power and features that should help you. If you want similar features but don’t want to invest a large chunk of your income,  go with the newer Apple iPad Air.

While we think the iPad is the best overall option, Android tablets are also worthy contenders, with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ ruling the roost and the Amazon Fire HD range — Fire HD 10 and Fire HD 8 — being a great budget bet for many users. We also shouldn’t forget the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, which offers a Windows experience in tablet form.

As always, consider your budget before you go for any of these deals, and don’t forget to think about what OS you prefer. It’s also worth considering what screen size you prefer. Something like the iPad Mini is often heavily discounted and provides a great experience on a smaller display, offering some features that create an iPad Mini versus iPad showdown. Ultimately, you can’t go wrong with any of these choices.

Should you buy a tablet during Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Black Friday is the last major sales event of the year, so the next time you find deals as good won’t be until the new year. If you’ve shopped the event before, you also know that it’s the best time to find the most affordable tablets. So if you’re looking to save some extra cash, the time to shop is now — and there are still plenty of deals left though they will expire soon. Remember, though, that this isn’t like any other typical Black Friday. With the pandemic still raging on, there’s been a surge in online shopping. To cope with that demand, most retailers kicked off their Black Friday tablet deals (and other Black Friday sales in general) early.

How much should you spend on a tablet on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

It’s hard to pinpoint exact numbers on such a broad topic, but you can expect to pay anywhere between $200 and $1,000, depending on what you need a tablet for. If you’re looking for a basic slate that offers entertainment and social media, there’s not much need to spend more than $400 on your tablet, unless you’ve decided to bump up the basic storage options (for more saved TV shows and the like).

Start to look up the scale if you’re looking to do more intensive tasks like fast-paced 3D gaming. Between $300 and $600 should probably be where you’re looking for that. Finally, check out the top tier of tablets if you’re looking for the most powerful tablets to do things like becoming a full laptop replacement. These tablets are a big investment, so they should only be considered if you have the money to spare or need the features and power for your work.

Are some tablet deals too good to be true?

Let’s get real — while you can and will find some genuine deals during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you have to be careful to dodge the bargains that are actually dollar bin-style clear-outs. Some devices simply don’t sell well because they’re of inferior quality or lack needed features, and retailers are eager to use large discounts to clear those particular tablets from their stock. So make sure you research before you buy any tablet during the Black Friday sales. Read as many reviews as you can, and don’t buy into time-limited deals or low stock alerts. Generally, sticking to big retailers and big brands will help, but keep in mind that even a company like Samsung can release a lemon sometimes. A great tablet can be a wonderful addition to your life, but a bad tablet with performance issues, limited battery life, and a lack of updates can be frustrating. A bit of prior research will go a long way.

Where to find the best tablet sales

  • Amazon Black Friday: Amazon has a wealth of different tablets available with discounts already available on many of them.
  • Best Buy Black Friday: Thanks to Best Buy’s Black Friday Price Guarantee, you’re sure of the best price even if you buy now.
  • Target Black Friday: Find discounts on Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Linsay tablets, and more.
  • Walmart Black Friday: Keen to price-match Amazon wherever possible, Walmart is a great source of good tablet deals.
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