The best Black Friday tablet deals for 2020

Cyber Monday is almost here, and we’re getting ready to put Black Friday away for another year. But the deals haven’t stopped, and the biggest Black Friday sales are still available. There are still big deals out there through the weekend as we head into Cyber Monday, and if you can’t wait until tomorrow, today is still a great time to grab some huge discounts.

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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 Cyber Monday. We’ve rounded up all the best available Black Friday tablet deals below, as well as 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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Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model, 4th Generation

$559 $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.
LATEST MODEL
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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$385
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and this model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with S Pen, 10.5"

$560 $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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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch 32GB Wi-Fi Tablet (2019) (DUPLICATE)

$133 $150
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.
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Kano PC 11.6" Touch-Screen Laptop & Tablet (4GB Memory - 64GB Storage)

$250 $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

$205 $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 A 8-inch 32GB (2019)

$128 $150
Samsung's Galaxy Tab A with 32GB storage and an 8-inch display gives you up to 13 hours per charge. This is the 2019 model and still an awesome buy if you need a good tablet on the cheap.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) - 32GB

$128 $150
The Galaxy Tab A is a great tablet for basic productivity and entertainment. Its performance is decent enough for some multitasking, while its screen is a pleasure to consume media on.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 512 GB - Wi-Fi

$530 $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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Google Pixel Slate 12.3-Inch 2 in 1 Tablet Intel Core m3, 8GB RAM, 64GB

$700 $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

$65 $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 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 S7 (11-Inch) + with S Pen - 128 GB - Wi-Fi

$100 $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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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen - 128GB

$275 $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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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Tablet 32 GB - with Show Mode Charging Dock

$120 $140
Save 50% off new list prices when you buy an Amazon Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 tablet with a show mode charging dock that changes the tablet to an Alexa smart display. This is a smart buy.
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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Tablet with Show Mode Charging Dock

$90 $110
This bundle includes a Fire HD 8 tablet with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio, along with a Show Mode Charging Dock for your HD tab.
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Apple 12.9" iPad Pro (Early 2020, 128GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray)

$949 $999
Third-generation Apple iPad Pro with a 12.9-inch diagonal Liquid Retina Display, AT2X Bionic CPU with Neural Engine, Face ID, 12MP back camera and 7MP True Depth front camera.
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Microsoft Surface Pro X (SQ1 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) Wi-Fi + 4G LTE

$915 $999
Want the latest, greatest Surface Pro tablet and don't need the keyboard bundle? This is the best price we've seen on the new Surface Pro X with a gorgeous 13-inch touch display.
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Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$849 $899
With blazing performance, a gorgeous display, and a superb camera module, the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is all the tablet you'll ever need. Pair it with a Smart Keyboard and you've got a compact laptop.
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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.

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 iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Latest Model, 4th Generation

$559 $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.
LATEST MODEL
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New Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 256GB, 4th Generation)

$699 $749
Deals are scarce, but considering that the 4th gen iPad Air has a faster CPU than the Pro, it's a good value even at its regular price. You can grab this one for the same price as the 256GB model.
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Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 128GB, Wi-Fi) - Latest Model

$949 $999
If you can forego having a cellular connection, you can take home this iPad Pro with a gorgeous 12.9-inch Retina display for less than a grand -- one of the better prices we've seen for this model.
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Apple 4th Gen iPad Air with Wi-Fi + Cellular - 256GB (Verizon)

$630 $730
Sign on with a 2-year Verizon contract and save a Benjamin on the newest 4th-gen 256GB 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, Wi-Fi, 256GB) - Latest Model

$849 $899
With blazing performance, a gorgeous display, and a superb camera module, the 2020 11-inch iPad Pro is all the tablet you'll ever need. Pair it with a Smart Keyboard and you've got a compact laptop.
LATEST MODEL
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Apple iPad Mini (64GB, Wi-Fi)

$385
A gorgeous 7.9-inch Retina touchscreen makes the iPad Mini a perfect travel-friendly alternative to the larger iPads, and this model supports the Apple Pencil stylus as well.

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 S4 (256GB, 10.5-inch) with S Pen

$689 $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 Lite with S Pen - 64GB

$205 $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.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite with S Pen - 128GB

$275 $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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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) - 32GB

$128 $150
The Galaxy Tab A is a great tablet for basic productivity and entertainment. Its performance is decent enough for some multitasking, while its screen is a pleasure to consume media on.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (12.4-Inch) + with S Pen - 512 GB - Wi-Fi

$530 $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.
WITH ELIGIBLE TRADE-IN
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (11-Inch) + with S Pen - 128 GB - Wi-Fi

$100 $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.

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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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Tablet with Show Mode Charging Dock

$90 $110
This bundle includes a Fire HD 8 tablet with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio, along with a Show Mode Charging Dock for your HD tab.
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Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 Tablet 32 GB - with Show Mode Charging Dock

$120 $140
Save 50% off new list prices when you buy an Amazon Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 tablet with a show mode charging dock that changes the tablet to an Alexa smart display. This is a smart buy.

How to choose a tablet during Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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 and Cyber Monday are 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 and Cyber Monday 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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