While it's inevitable that plenty of great Black Friday tablet deals are forthcoming in the next few weeks, lots of retailers are already offering up early Black Friday sales.
In many cases, the deals are for older-model tablets, and not just for Android tablets either. If you have been looking for a budget tablet you can use to knock around with at home, a premium one to use for work or bring on vacation, or one you can comfortably hand over to the kids, now is the time to save. A tablet is a great gift under the tree, ideal for playing games, watching videos, or, with some models, even for doing work when you attach a keyboard or use a stylus pen.
Major online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target are already giving a sneak peek into the kinds of deals they will be offering, and even starting to discount items.
Have a look through this list to see some deals you can get right now, and check back as we'll be updating it as new deals become available.
Best Amazon Fire Tablet Deals
The entry level Fire tablet isn't always on sale, but even at its regular retail price it's a steal of a deal. You can pick one up with 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage, and that can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card.
Amazon's Kids Edition Fire tablets make great gifts any time of year, but they're particularly affordable on Black Friday. These come with a durable kid-proof case, a year's subscription to Amazon Kids+ for age-appropriate content and parental controls, and a two-year worry-free gaurantee.
This kid-friendly tablet packs all of the features of the seven-inch model but includes an HD quality screen.
The largest Fire HD tablet is perfect for watching videos by yourself or with a friend. It has a bright 10.1-inch full HD display, 12 hour battery life, USB-C charging, and can be expanded up to 512GB to store all of your favorite movies, books, music, and games.
If your kids want more screen real estate to play their games or watch their videos together, the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is a great option. It gives you all of the features and convenience of the regular HD 10, with the added peace of mind that comes with a Kids Edition device.
Style and substance at a savings: Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus with Wireless Charging Dock | $10 off at Amazon
The beauty of the Fire HD 8 Plus is that it has more RAM and faster charging than the regular HD 8, but also that it can charge wirelessly with the right accessory. When paired with this wireless charging dock, you not only get more convenient charging, but you get a de facto Echo Show device.
Protection, convenience, and fast-charging all-together: Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Bundle | $85 off at Amazon
This Black Friday Bundle packages the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, a protective standing case, and a 15W fast USB-C charger together for what the tablet alone typically costs. You're going to need all this stuff anyway — why not bundle together and save?
Best Apple iPad Tablet Deals
The iPad mini is perfect for those who find the Pro too large but want something bigger than their iPhone. This model comes in space gray, gold, or silver and with 64GB storage, a 7.9-inch screen, A12 Bioninc chip, Touch ID, stereo speakers, all-day battery, and the new iOS 14 that supports functions like Group FaceTime calls and advanced augmented reality (AR) experiences.
Get a premium experience with this sleek tablet that rarely goes on sale. This model with both Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity options (service plan required for the latter) along with 256GB capacity would normally cost $1,049. Save $50 and enjoy the 11-inch Liquid Retina display, three cameras plus a LiDAR scanner for augmented reality experiences, and four-speaker audio.
Best Samsung Galaxy Tablet Deals
The latest version of this popular tablet is also being offered for a deal with a smaller screen: if you're okay with an 8-inch screen, you can save even more dough. This one comes with Android 9.0 Pie, a quad-core 2GHz processor, 1,280 x 800 resolution screen, 13-hour battery life, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera.
An oldie but a goodie: pick up this basic, lightweight tablet for just $130, which is half off the regular price, and you'll get a 9.6-inch screen, 16GB storage (expandable up to 128GB), quad-core processor, and dual HD cameras to meet all of your basic on-the-go needs.
If you don't need as much built-in storage, you can save even more on the Galaxy Tab A by grabbing it with just 32GB of internal storage, which you can still expand up to 512GB if you decide later on that you need more. These days, with everything being stored in the cloud, the extra built-in storage might not be needed. And you can save some dough by opting for this version.
Grab this deal while it's hot. This widescreen tablet comes with Dolby Atmos surround sound, 13-hour battery life, and 128GB built-in storage, expandable to 512GB via optional microSD card. Plus, with Samsung Kids, it offers fun for the whole family. And it recently got an update to the Android 10 OS.
If you don't require all of the bells and whistles of the S6, the step-down Lite version is being offered for $100 off as well. Equipped with an Exynos processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB storage, and 7,040mAh battery, it has plenty of juice to keep you productive along with Samsung Kids if you want to grab this for yor young ones instead. It comes with an S Pen and loaded with Android 10. You can get this version for the sale price in oxford gray, angora blue, or chiffon rose.
It isn't the newest Galaxy tablet, but this is an incredible deal for a tablet that can come in handy for business and productivity, especially when used with the optional keyboard and the included S Pen. The deal, which sees you save more than $200 off the regular price, is for the tablet in gray with 256GB storage (expandable up to 1TB via optional microSD card), a 10.5-inch screen, and 10 hours of battery life.
Best Other Tablet Deals
This deal is actually for a full bundle that includes not only the tablet in a bright red finish, but a matching keyboard, earphones, and stylus pen. The whole package equates to more than half off the regular price. The tablet itself boasts 16GB storage (expandable up to 256GB via optional microSD card), 7-inch screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and Android OS 10.
Choose from one of three colors when getting this basic entry-level tablet that's perfect for the kids or occasional use. It uses an OS based on Android, has a quad-core processor, 32GB storage, 2GB memory, 0.3MP front and 2MP rear cameras, and USB-C charging. At $30 off, you can snag this for under $100.
This basic tablet would be a great choice for kids. Running on the Android 8.1 Oreo, it's a 2019 edition, so not the newest model. Nonetheless, you still get a nice 10-inch screen, 16GB capacity (expandable up to 128GB), 2GB RAM, and rear and front cameras for snapping photos.
Technically, this is laptop not a tablet, but the deal was so good, we had to include it here. Plus, this device's keyboard can actually detach so you can use it as a 12.3-inch touch-sensitive tablet as well when desired. Loaded with Microsoft Windows 10 and an Intel Core i3 processor, it's a perfect device for on-the-go productivity. Grab it in the platinum finish with a 128GB SSD and the included Surface Pro Type Cover for this sale when it's still available.
Black Friday is a great time to buy a tablet
Many tablet deals leading up to Black Friday are happening for one or two days at a time, so when a deal is there, grab it while you can! Given this, we expect plenty more deals to be had on the actual day, and week, of Black Friday, including deals on both older models you can get at deep discounts and newer ones you can snag for some money off.
Whatever the case, whether you're looking for an Android tablet, an iOS one, a tablet based on a whole other operating system, a high-end model for getting work done or a rugged, basic tablet for handing over to the kids, there are bound to be some worthwhile deals in addition to the ones noted above.
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