May 8, 2021

Save $64 on the iPad Mini, and more of the best tablet deals

Some of the best tablet deals available right now include the latest iPad Mini, which is on offer at Black Friday prices.

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Tablets haven’t replaced laptops like they were predicted to, but they’re still popular gadgets for work and play on the go. Apple keeps improving the iPad line and Amazon’s Fire tablets are as affordable as ever. We’ve tracked down some of the best tablet deals available right now to help you choose.

See also: Best Android tablets

One of the first decisions you have to make is which operating system you prefer. We’ve gathered Android and Amazon 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 you’ve ruled out Android as an option.

Featured deal: Pick up the new iPad Mini for $334.99

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If proof is needed that we’re not dogmatic at Android Authority, it’s our review of the latest iPad Mini. It’s not only a high-end small tablet — increasingly rare these days — but we found it to be one of the best tablets you can buy, period.

If we do have a criticism of Apple products it’s the high prices and scarcity of deals, so when we find offers then we’re keen to alert you to them. Today you can pick up the fifth-gen iPad Mini for $334.99 ($64 off). It last hit that price level around Black Friday last year.

See also: The best iPad deals

This deal is on the 64GB, Wi-Fi-only model of the iPad Mini, which also features a 7.9-inch Retina Display and is powered by the A12 Bionic chip. The light and compact design, fantastic battery life, and the best tablet operating system in iPadOS make this one of the best small tablets on the market.

Amazon deals change without warning so take advantage while you can. Hit the link below to check out the deal, or scroll further for more great tablet offers.


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All of these deals were live at the time of writing, but sites like Amazon change their offers often. We’ll do our best to keep the list updated with the best tablet deals as we find new ones.


Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 together standing

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Samsung’s Galaxy line of devices certainly packs a punch when it comes to laptops and phones, and tablets are no exception. You can often find the latest chipset onboard, solid RAM and storage, and even a built-in S-Pen for drawing. Many of Samsung’s tablets also pack the company’s powerful AMOLED displays for a crisp, vibrant viewing experience. Check out the best options right here:

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7 Plus review: The only Android tablets to buy

Apple iPad tablet deals

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It’s tough to argue against Apple as the king of the tablet game. The iPad line has swelled to nearly half-a-dozen models, and each fills its own important role. Whether you want the ultraportable iPad Mini or the powerful iPad Air and iPad Pro, you’re bound to find a perfect fit. Of course, you’ll have to allow iOS into your life in the form of iPadOS. Here are some top picks:

Amazon Fire Tablet deals

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Amazon’s Fire line of tablets is one of the most affordable ways to dip into the experience, with some models starting well under $100. You can choose from a few sizes — 7, 8, or 10-inches — and all of the tablets run Amazon’s own Fire OS. You won’t find the familiar Google Play Store here, but you should be able to get by with the Kindle app, Prime Video, and more.

Microsoft Surface Pro deals

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If you want to seriously consider replacing your laptop with a tablet, the Microsoft Surface line is the way to go. They often drop the mobile-based chipset for a full-sized Intel Core processor. You’ll also find larger 12-inch displays on the flagship Surface Pro line. The high-end Surface Pro X even lets you tap into 4G LTE connectivity for work on the go. Take a look at the deals here:


Well, that pretty much does it for the list of the best tablet deals we could find. We’ll do our best to keep the list updated, but don’t forget to check out some of our other articles if you’re still deciding.