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Few feelings are better than getting a discount on that must-have device. 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 now that Black Friday is around the corner. If you love bargains but don’t have time to hunt for them, check below for seven of our favorite tablet deals.
Samsung’s top-of-the-line tablet offering can do just about everything. A 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″ 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 also on sale via the Samsung website where customers can get up to $230 off Samsung S7 and S7+, and up to $150 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE from now until November 29.
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″ 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 high but Best Buy currently has one of the cheaper Surface Pro 7 discounts online. You can also find the Surface Pro 7 at Microsoft, Office Depot, and Amazon.
Enjoy Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, and more of your favorite apps with the Amazon Fire HD Tablet. With a 10.1” 1080p Full HD display screen, the Amazon Fire features 3GB of RAM with an octa-core processor, and 12 hours of battery life. Currently, shoppers can save up to 50% on Amazon Fire tablets and kids Fire tablets.
The Lenovo Smart Tab M8 Tablet is a decent buy for under $100. It has an 8” display screen with fast connectivity, and an enhanced HD IPS display with Dolby Atmos. Connect it to a smart charging station dock to keep it juiced up, and open a world of possibilities with the Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode.
This 10.4″, 64GB device from Samsung is great entry level tablet due to its ease of use and low price. 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. 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 less than $200, you get 64GB of storage, dual speakers, a great camera, and 8″ display. Galaxy Tab is 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. This Amazon’s Fire 7 is on sale for $35, which is an additional 30% off the already budget-friendly list price. These 7″ tablets are essentially larger smartphones, and are ideal for video calls and reading. Fire 7 is compatible with all the major streaming services, and the hands free Alexa technology is a nice added bonus. Amazon Fire 7 is very small, but you can’t beat the price. And while it’s not the highest performing tablet around, it’s a great entry-level device to buy for your kids, or to supplement your bigger gadgets.