Supposing you’re after a new slate this Cyber Monday, you’ve come to the right place. Here we round up the latest and greatest deals on tablets and iPads across a range of price points and designed to fit a myriad of needs.
Apple’s iPads may have popularised the product category but nowadays you can find tablets that cover everything from budget to premium; humble devices for checking emails and streaming YouTube on, to full-on computers that work as true laptop replacements; with a few creative and educational talents thrown in there for good measure.
Here’s you’ll find the best deals on tablet offerings from the likes of Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung and more.
Best tablet deals in the UK
2. Apple iPad Air (2020, 256GB, cellular)
Now: £799 (£60 off)
A great discount on the latest iPad Air with cellular connectivity. Given the rarity of great iPad discounts, there’s no guarantee this deal will be around beyond Cyber Monday. Discount varies by colour, so double check before purchase.
3. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (i5, 8GB, 128GB)
Now: £899.10 (10% off with code SURFACE10)
Currys is offering 10% off selected Microsoft Surface hardware until the end of Cyber Monday, including the new Surface Pro 8. It means you can already save £100 on the cheapest configuration, but all models are discounted. Just remember, you’ll need to buy the Type Cover separately.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (128GB)
Now: £679 (£120 off)
This excellent deal saves you 15% on the usual asking price of the Galaxy Tab S7+, Samsung’s latest flagship tablet. Similar discounts can be found on the 256GB model, both at Currys and Amazon.
5. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 256GB)
Now: £899 (£270 off)
This mid-tier Surface Pro 7 has been heavily discounted now its successor has arrived. Get £270 off a black i5 model, with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD from the Microsoft Store, although doubling the RAM on the Platinum variant has a £280 saving.
6. Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Pentium Gold 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
Now: £429 (£100 off)
The Surface Go 2 might have launched back in mid-2020, but it remains a great little device. This model pairs the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. However, the Microsoft Store offers discounts on other configurations with a £90 saving on the cheapest Core M3 configuration
7. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB, cellular)
Now: £619 (£100 off)
This 4G LTE 11in Tab S7 is an absolute powerhouse, despite being on the lower rung of Samsung’s 2020 Tab S ladder. Best of all, it’s available with a tidy discount right now.
8. Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (64GB, no ads)
Now: £149.99 (£70 off)
The Fire HD 10 Plus is only a few months old, but Amazon already has a great deal on its most expensive tablet. This 2021 model with 64GB is now available with a 32% discount. It comes with ads on the lock screen, although the model without these is currently out of stock.
10. Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus Gen 2 (32GB)
Now: £149.99 (£50 off)
Lenovo’s updated second-gen Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus includes integrated Amazon Alexa and comes with a compatible Smart Dock so that the Tab doubles as a smart home hub. Currently, Lenovo has knocked £50 off the price for Cyber Monday.
12. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020, 32GB, 4G LTE)
Now: £225 (£44 off)
Samsung’s smart 10.4in 2020 slate – the Tab A7 – features a super sturdy but lightweight 7mm thick metal body, quad Dolby Atmos-certified speakers and a nice discount in this latest Amazon deal on the 4G model. However, you’ll have to wait until after Cyber Monday for it to arrive.
Best tablet deals in the US
1. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2021, 128GB)
Now: $999 ($100 off)
This is a great deal on Apple’s latest 11in premium slate. A saving of $100 on the usual asking price brings this 11in Wi-Fi only model with 128GB of storage under $1,000.
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 256GB)
From: Best Buy
Now: $799.99 ($400 off)
There’s an excellent Surface Pro 7 deal here if you’re based in the US. Best Buy is selling the device for under $800, saving you $400 on the usual asking price. Similar savings can be found on other configurations, but you’ll need to buy the Type Cover separately.
3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (128GB)
From: Amazon US
Now: $669 ($180.99 off)
The silver model of Samsung’s 128GB flagship tablet is now available with a significant discount on Amazon. There are also reductions on the other colourways and the 256GB SKU, however, the discounts there aren’t quite as significant.
4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (256GB)
Now: $529.99 ($150 off)
Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab S7 FE, with 256GB storage and an included S Pen stylus, can currently be snapped up with a 22% discount right now in this solid Amazon deal. You can also save $100 on the 64GB model.
6. Amazon Fire HD 10 (64GB, no ads)
From: Amazon US
Now: $129.99 ($60 off)
This excellent Black Friday deal shaves 36% off the usual asking price of the 64GB ad-free model of Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet. It’s a great device for entertainment, although you can also bundle it with Microsoft 365 Personal and a keyboard ($124.98 off) for more of a productivity focus.
What tablet deals are available?
You occasionally see the odd bit of money off an iPad, so look at retailers like Currys and Argos in the UK or brands like Best Buy, if you’re Stateside, as Apple itself doesn’t often discount its iPads. There are always iPads on its Refurbished Store all year round though. Official resellers, like KRCS can sometimes offer more competitive prices too.
Android tablets are far more likely to be sold at more competitive prices, given their generally lower RRPs in the first place – though even high-ticket Samsung tablets can also get a good price cut – so keep your eyes peeled to this page.
There are, of course, 2-in-1 tablets that run on more robust hardware and software, such as Microsoft’s Surface line, which runs Windows. Though slightly pricey, we have an entire article dedicated to Microsoft Surface deals, which goes through the newest models, accessories, usual prices, and, of course, where to find the best deals – including how to spot deals on refurbished devices and find student discounts.
Amazon’s Fire tablets all have low prices to begin with and are criminally low when they go on sale, which is surprisingly frequently. They tend to drop from ‘affordable’ to ‘essential’, with offers across the range.
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30-day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
Sign up for Prime now to take advantage.
See our guide on the best Amazon tablet, which includes comparisons, reviews and buying advice. Tech Advisor also has a range of articles on tablets, tablet cases, and related gadgets and accessories which should also help you decide.
Tablet deals for students
Another great resource to help you snag UK deals is Tech Advisor’s Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section can help you save up to 25% on big brands such as Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more. See all tech student deals here.
Here are a few of the best places to check for UK tablet bargains:
In the US, check out the following:
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