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Best tablet deals: iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Fire, and more

Whether for work, play, or anything in between, one of the best tablets can make a nice addition to your tech lineup. But there are way more tablets out there than what’s at the top of the line, and plenty of them offer up capability and some savings. In fact, shopping the best tablet deals can make sense if the going laptop deals are more than you’re looking for and the current phone deals don’t offer enough. And with so many tablet brands and places to buy we decided to round up all of the best tablet deals below. Reading onward you’ll find some big time savings on a new tablet, and if you prefer to shop more specifically you can check out the current Samsung tablet deals, Surface Laptop and Surface Pro deals, and iPad deals. There are even some good Amazon Fire Tablet deals and Kindle deals worth exploring right now as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (64GB) — $160, was $199

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite smartphone.
Samsung

If you need an Android tablet for simple tasks like browsing the internet and watching streaming shows, the affordable Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite may be enough for you. Its 8.7-inch screen is decent with WXGA+ resolution, while maintaining portability so you can easily hold the tablet in one hand. Its internal storage is limited at 32GB, but you can expand it by up to 1TB using a microSD card. For the clumsy ones, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is perfect for you because it’s protected by a sturdy metal frame.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ (128GB) — $210, was $270

Samsung Galaxy Tab A9+ on a white background.
Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab lineup offers pretty good affordability, as seen with the Galaxy Tab A9+. It’s an 11-inch tablet that has four speakers and an upgraded chipset over previous models. Its specs ensure you’re getting plenty of power to do the things tablets are meant to do, and it has a super slim design that makes the Galaxy Tab A9+ easy to take with you wherever you go.

Apple iPad 10th Gen (64GB) — $328, was $349

Someone taking a photo with the iPad (2022).
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The 10th-generation Apple iPad, the latest model of Apple’s entry-level tablet, is highlighted in our list of the best iPads as the top mid-range iPad because of its modern design, the switch to a USB-C port, and the performance provided by Apple’s A14 chip. Its 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display is simply gorgeous even under sunlight, and it comes with Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint recognition technology to prevent other people from accessing the tablet.

Apple iPad Air 5th Gen (264GB) — $500, was $600

The back of the iPad Air 5.
Andy Boxall / Digital Trends

Reigning over our roundup of the best tablets is the fifth-generation Apple iPad Air, primarily because of the smooth performance that’s enabled by Apple’s M1 chip. The tablet features a slim and light design that houses a large and colorful 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, and protection through Touch ID technology. Whether you’re planning to buy a tablet for work or play, the fifth-generation Apple iPad Air should be at the top of your list.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13-inch — $972, was $1,100

A video call on the Surface Pro 9 tablet.
Microsoft

With the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 you’re not only getting one of Microsoft’s more recent Surface Pro releases, but a powerful tablet that can take on just about any professional-level task. It offers the flexibility of a tablet with the performance capabilities of a laptop, as it has an Intel Evo i5 processor, 8GB of system RAM, and 256GB of internal storage capacity. It also works well with external hard drives and peripheral equipment such as 4K displays, as it utilizes the blazing fast connectivity of USB-C for these additional devices, as well as for charging its battery.

More tablet deals we love

There are more tablet deals that are worth buying beyond our top picks above — check out the list we’ve gathered below for more discounts on devices that are made by Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, and Microsoft. We’re not sure how much time is remaining on these offers before they expire though, so you need to hurry with your decision on what to buy and proceed with the transaction as soon as you’ve made up your mind.

  • Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen (64GB) —
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (32GB) —
  • Apple iPad 9th Gen (64GB) —
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (64GB) —
  • Apple iPad Mini 6th Gen (64GB) —
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ (128GB) —
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