Tablets havenâ€™t replaced laptops like some people once thought they would, but theyâ€™re still popular gadgets for work and play on the go. Apple keeps improving the iPad line and Amazon continues to make the Fire Tablets even more affordable. Weâ€™ve tracked down some of the best tablet deals available right now to help you choose.
See also:Â Best Android tablets
One of the first decisions you have to make is which operating system you prefer. Weâ€™ve gathered Android and Fire deals, iPads, and a Windows option in the Surface Go. You can also check out our dedicated lists of Surface deals and iPad deals if youâ€™ve ruled out Android as an option.
Best tablet deals
All of these deals were live at the time of writing, but Amazon changes its offers often. Weâ€™ll do our best to keep the list updated with the best tablet deals as we find new ones.
Galaxy Tab S6
The ultra-slim Galaxy Tab S6 is a genuine 2-in-1 â€” you can use it a tablet or combine it with the keyboard to replicate a lightweight laptop. This professional-grade slate also supports the S Pen and Samsungâ€™s DeX productivity user interface. In our opinion, itâ€™s the best Android tablet you can find, matching superb hardware with plenty of horsepower and features for people on the go.
Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Weighing in at less than one pound, the Galaxy Tab S5e is easy to take on the go at a momentâ€™s notice. It packs a crisp, bright 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display and over 14 hours of battery life which is perfect for bingeing Netflix or staying productive with work. You can also pair the Galaxy Tab S5e to your Galaxy phone and take calls and texts with either device.
See also:Â Best Samsung Galaxy deals
Amazon Fire 7
The Amazon Fire line of tablets is a great place to look if you want an affordable and easy-to-use device. However, they run on Fire OS which is an Amazon-focused version of Android with different default apps. The Fire 7 is the basic tablet from Amazon and it offers up to seven hours of battery life and up to 32GB of storage.
Amazon Fire HD 8
If youâ€™re able to spring a bit more on a tablet, the Fire HD 8 is worth the extra $20 over the Fire 7. It adds an inch to the screen, three hours to the battery life, and makes the switch from a mono speaker to dual speakers. The Fire HD 8 also adds Dolby Atmos and Amazonâ€™s full-screen Show Mode. As with all smart Amazon products, you can take full advantage of Alexa commands with only the sound of your voice.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The Fire HD 10 is the largest and most powerful option in the Fire tablet line and it beefs the specs up even further over the Fire HD 8. It lasts up to 12 hours and doubles the RAM of the Fire 7 up to 2GB. The Fire HD 10 also drops the Micro-USB in favor of a USB-C connection and upgrades the screen to Full HD. You can also choose between 32GB and 64GB of storage.
Apple New iPad
Our best tablet deals list wouldnâ€™t be complete without some Apple products. The new iPad is actually the base model of the previous version, just with new internal options. It comes with the A10 Fusion chip, up to 10 hours of battery life, and a 10.2-inch Retina display. Of course, it runs on iOS so itâ€™s likely your best bet if youâ€™re already in the Apple ecosystem. The iPad also blows Amazonâ€™s Fire tablets out of the water in terms of storage with 32GB or 128GB onboard.
Apple iPad Mini
If you know that you want an iPad but you want to minimize the size, the Apple iPad Mini is your best bet. It shrinks down to a 7.9-inch Retina display, but it boosts the internals to an A12 Bionic chip and 64 or 256GB of storage. The iPad Mini now also supports Apple Pencil and the Smart Keyboard folio.
Microsoft Surface Go
Moving on from iOS, the Microsoft Surface Go is the smallest, most portable option in the Surface line. The Surface Go 2 has recently been announced which means that some great prices should be available on the original for a little while. The Surface Go runs Windows 10 Home in S mode with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. You can also set the Surface Go in tablet mode, laptop mode, and studio mode with the flexible rear stand.
Google Pixel Slate
The idea of the Pixel Slate is similar to that of the Surface, but it swaps Windows for ChromeOS. It features a 12.3-inch Molecular Display and up to an Intel Core i7 processor so you can work for up to 10 hours. Weâ€™ve also reviewed the Pixel Slate if you want to read some more of our thoughts before you decide. The Pixel Slate is a good choice if youâ€™re dedicated to the Pixel ecosystem and Google Assistant is your go-to choice.
Well, that pretty much does it for the list of the best tablet deals we could find. Weâ€™ll do our best to keep the list updated, but donâ€™t forget to check out some of our other articles if youâ€™re still deciding.