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There’s never a bad time to stock up on new technology, but few feelings are better than getting a discount on that device you’ve been eyeing. We’ve already rounded up some of the best deals on iPads, but why should Apple have all the fun? Microsoft, Samsung, and Amazon also make some pretty cool gear that’s worth checking out. Especially if you’re buying a tablet for a specific reason, as some of their models are a little more specialized.
There’s a lot of variety within the tablet market, but one thing that the tablets on our list have in common: deep discounts. Whether you’re looking for a glorified PC that can double as a work computer, or a lightweight but compact tablet for reading, there’s no reason to pay full price on anything right now. If you love bargains but don’t have time to hunt for them, check out six of our favorite tablet deals. You’ll want to get your hands on these deals so be sure to act before they go away!
Hard workers who want a tablet they can easily convert into a laptop should look to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. It’s highly portable, but the massive 12.3-inch screen is big enough for everything from PowerPoint presentations to Netflix binges. It’s a great tablets for artists who like to draw digitally, as well as busy professionals. With 128GB of storage and over 10 hours of battery life, this one can definitely handle anything you throw at it. The price tag is normally pretty steep, but Amazon currently has them for more than $200 off.
Samsung’s top-of-the-line tablet offering can do just about everything. The detachable keyboard makes it great for catching up on work, but it is also compatible with most gaming consoles. That means you can take your games wherever you go, and the 11-inch screen can display them beautifully. The AKG speakers are equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound, so any entertainment you want to consume will sound pristine. This powerful 512 GB tablet is currently on sale, but that definitely won’t last!
This 10.4-inch, 64GB device from Samsung was already a great entry level tablet due to its ease of use and low price. Then Amazon marked them down by $80, making the offer too good to pass up. If you don’t need a tablet that can replace your laptop, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite has a lot of the features you’d find on your favorite iPads at a lower price. It’s great for reading ebooks and streaming (with the same premium audio speakers found in the S7+), and it even comes with a Samsung S-pen so that you can write on the screen. It’s well-rounded in every way, and definitely deserves more attention than it gets.
The Galaxy Tab A is Samsung’s entry level model, and it’s currently on sale for $30 off the list price. For less than $200, you get 64GB of storage, two free months of YouTube premium, dual speakers, a great camera, and 8″ display. It’s less than half the price of an iPad Mini with similar specs, and it’s just as effective for video calls, reading, web browsing, or just about anything else you might need. This one is great when you just want something small to throw in your briefcase, and it’s cheap enough that you can even buy it as your second tablet.
In the world of ultra low budget tablets, one name reigns supreme. Amazon’s Fire 7 can be had for only $50, so it doesn’t need a sale to be a great deal. The seven inch tablet is essentially a large smartphone, and is ideal for video calls and reading. It’s compatible with all the major streaming services, and the hands free Alexa technology is a nice added bonus. It’s very small, but you can’t beat the price. It’s not the highest performing tablet, but it’s a great entry-level device to buy for your kids, or to supplement your bigger gadgets.
The 2020 iPad Air is quite similar to the iPad Pro, and many casual tech users are unlikely to notice the differences. The size is almost identical, and the Air still features a Liquid Retina display, 4K camera capabilities, and 256GB of storage. The iPad Air only earned its mid-tier status because it isn’t quite as powerful as the Pro. If you are someone who really cares about refresh rates and smoothness while scrolling, get the iPad Pro. But there are not many features found in the iPad Pro that the iPad Air lacks, so it should still dazzle most casual users. The $50 discount on Amazon right now just makes it even more appealing.