Finding a good price on a quality tablet can be tough these days, so we've compiled a roundup of the best Prime Day deals on tablets to help save you some money. Tablets are great devices for leisurely enjoying videos, games, or reading, but they can also double as portable productivity machines.

There are a number of great options in the "tablet" space, from Amazon's Fire tablets to Android tablet options from the likes of Samsung and Lenovo. We've also seen some fantastic deals on Apple iPads and yes, even Chromebook/Chrome OS tablets (they exist!). Don't forget that one of the top audiences for tablets are children, so we've included the best kids tablet deals too. Whichever top manufacturer you like, and whatever OS you prefer, chances are there will be a great deal on the perfect tablet for you during Prime Day 2021.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Product

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 | $61 off at Amazon

Take the best design elements of the Galaxy Tab S7 and put it in a 7-inch form factor and that's what you get the Galaxy Tab A7. The device comes in either 32GB or 64GB storage options, along with three colors to choose from. All of these models are on sale, saving you at least $41.

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Best Amazon Tablet Deals

It should come as no surprise that some of the best Prime Day tablet deals are for Amazon's own first-party Fire tablets. Fire tablets are already an insane value and are arguably among the most popular tablets sold today (after Apple's iPads). Fire tablets run Fire OS, a forked version of Android that focuses heavily on Amazon products and services. Not only will you get a great portal to hands-free Alexa, Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Audible, but you can play thousands of games and access many of the top Android apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify. There's also the added benefit of being able to pair up your new Fire tablet with one of the other great Prime Day Amazon device deals.

While Fire tablets are also available in kid versions (see further below), the "regular" tablets come in 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch versions, with the larger-sized models sporting HD resolution. Amazon also recently announced an updated version of its popular Fire HD 10 tablet called the Fire HD 10 (2021), which can also be bundled with a Bluetooth keyboard for productivity nerds. When paired with a wireless charging dock accessory in Show Mode, it makes an excellent alternative to a smart screen like an Echo Show or Google Nest Home device.

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet official render

Fire 7 | 20% off with trade-in at Amazon

This value tablet features hands-free Alexa and has all the great apps and services you'd expect from Amazon. It's available in traditional black, plum, sage, or twilight blue variants. While it's not on sale just yet, we'll no doubt be seeing a Prime Day deal on it this year. If you don't want to wait until then, trade in an eligible tablet to get 20% off this tablet as well as an Amazon gift card equivalent to the value of your trade-in.

From $40 at Amazon
Fire Hd 8 2020 Colors

Fire HD 8 | $45 off at Amazon

A tablet for $45? Yes, this deal really is unstoppable! It comes in three colors and two storage configurations (32GB and 64GB), and you can increase the storage up to 1TB with a microSD card.

From $45 at Amazon
Amazon Fire Hd 8 Plus Render

Fire HD 8 Plus | $45 off at Amazon

The Fire HD 8 Plus is Amazon's premium tablet experience, featuring improved internal components and high-end features like wireless charging. If you want the best, this is the one to get.

From $65 at Amazon
Amazon Fire Hd 10 Colors Official Render

Fire HD 10 (2021) | Save $70 at Amazon

With its full 1080p HD screen and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, the Fire HD 10 is like a little TV in your hands! This tablet was just updated for 2021 with 50% more RAM than the previous generation. Add two to your cart to save $75 instantly at Amazon.

$80 at Amazon
Amazon Fire Hd 10 Plus

Fire HD 10 Plus (2021) | Save $120 at Amazon

The new Fire HD 10 Plus has arrived for those who need to stay productive on the go. In addition to getting 32GB of storage and updated specs, this tablet includes a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal, along with an all-new detachable Bluetooth keyboard case.

$179 at Amazon

Best Apple iPad Deals

Apple's iPads are far and away the most popular and acclaimed tablets on the market today. The devices run a version of iOS called iPadOS that should be very familiar to iPhone and Mac users. iPads come in several different sizes and at several different price points for different kinds of consumers.

Whether you're an on-the-go professional who needs the advanced capabilities of the iPad Pro line, or you just want something compact that ties into all of your apps and Apple services like the iPad Mini, there is an iPad for you. Even the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad is a great value that can outperform just about any Android tablet around. All iPads also now support smart keyboards, Bluetooth keyboards, mouse and trackpad input, and a version of the Apple Pencil stylus.

Apple Ipad 8th Gen Colors

Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) | $30 off at Amazon

This entry-level iPad is no bargain-basement tablet. It bosts Apple's powerful A12 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, which is more than capable of handling most tablet needs. It also works with the Apple Pencil and smart keyboard.

From $299 at Amazon
Apple iPad Air 2020

Apple iPad Air (2020) | $79 off at Amazon

The 2020 iPad Air introduced a long-overdue redesign, bringing it more in line with the iPad Pro family. This updated iPad Air includes support for Apple's Magic Keyboard, along with the latest Apple Pencil. Any chance to save a few bucks on an iPad is great, and the iPad Air is arguably the most value-friendly option in the lineup.

$520 at Amazon

Best Lenovo Tablet Deals

Lenovo may not be the first name you think of when considering a tablet, but these devices should be near the top of your list, especially if you want a well-made Android tablet. The Smart Tab line is affordable, and even offers versions that can connect to smart speaker docs and respond to hands-free Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant commands.

The other kind of tablet that Lenovo makes is a Chromebook, but because that runs a different operating system (Chrome OS, with Android app support), we've included it in a separate section below.

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Fhd Plus

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus | $10 off at Amazon

This larger tablet has improved specs over the M8, such as a faster processor and a full HD screen. It is available with a speaker doc that can also turn it into a smart display compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

From $170 at Amazon
Lenovo Tablet Yoga Smart Tab Render

Lenovo Smart Tab | $52 off at Amazon

With the Lenovo Smart Tab, you're getting a 10.1-inch FHD display, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. But the biggest benefit of this Smart Tab is the built-in adjustable stand that can even be used to hang on the wall if you want to.

$205 at Amazon

Best Samsung Tablet Deals

Samsung has earned a reputation for making amazing smartphones, but it's also known for making some of the best-performing and best-looking Android tablets. Like its smartphones, the company produces tablets in a wide range of sizes, styles, and price points. It even makes kid-specific tablets (covered in another section below)!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e | $50 off at Amazon

This "budget" tablet is no slouch at performance, with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It can get up to 15 hours of battery life, but it isn't compatible with the S Pen. It also comes with four months of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, courtesy of Samsung.

From $429 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite | $90 off at Amazon

If you want to experience the magic of Samsung's S Pen at an affordable price, this is the tablet for you. It's got a large 10.1-inch screen but is remarkably thin and light.

$260 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | $160 off at Amazon

While no longer the newest flagship, this premium Android tablet still looks and performs like a king. You can get it with up to 8GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855, which is more than enough for most tasks. Plus, it works great with Samsung's external keyboard case and S Pen. Right now the 256GB model is $160 off at Amazon for a limited time.

From $570 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | $165 off at Amazon

The newest Galaxy Tab S from Samsung builds on the successes of the S6 line, with a redesigned S Pen and enhanced Dex mode for ultimate productivity. Bixby voice can now launch apps on your command.

From $485 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ | $195 off at Amazon

The Galaxy Tab S7+ delivers laptop performance in a thin and light tablet. It features an 11-inch Super AMOLED screen, a redesigned S Pen, and fast charging capabilities.

From $654 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Product

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 | $60 off at Amazon

Take the best design elements of the Galaxy Tab S7 and put it in a 7-inch form factor and that's what you get the Galaxy Tab A7. The device comes in either 32GB or 64GB storage options, along with three colors to choose from. All of these models are on sale, saving you at least $41.

From $169 at Amazon

Best Kids Tablet Deals

If you're thinking about picking up a tablet for the kids this Prime Day, you're probably just thinking about an Amazon Fire Tablet Kids Edition, and that's great, but did you know that several other companies make quality kids tablets? Some devices from companies like Samsung run a version of Android, while others may run proprietary software. Regardless, all feature age-appropriate apps and content and are designed to appeal to young ones and take just about any abuse they can dish out.

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Pro

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Pro tablet | $40 off at Amazon

This small tablet is affordable, portable, and it comes with a built-in stand in its case. Plus, Amazon includes a year of Amazon Kids+ for free. With the 2-year replacement guarantee, you can return this tablet for a new one no matter what happens to it with no questions asked. Trade-in an eligible tablet today to save an extra 20% on its purchase.

$60 at Amazon
Amazon Fire Hd 8 Kids Tablet

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition | $70 off at Amazon

Upgrade to the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for USB-C, an HD-quality screen, and up to 1TB in storage. This tablet is half price for Prime Day!

From $70 at Amazon
Fire Hd 10 Kids Blue

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition | Save $80 at Amazon

This tablet is the most expensive Fire Tablet available, but it's great for families with multiple children and/or those who like to watch videos together.

$120 at Amazon

Best Chromebook / Chrome OS Tablet Deals

You may have gotten to this point in the article and become very confused. While Chrome OS on a tablet form factor has not always been the best user experience, Google and manufacturers have been putting in a lot of work over the past few years to make it not only usable but enjoyable. We've listed a few of our favorite deals here, but if you want to see them all, check out the best Prime Day Chromebook deals for all the Chromebooks on sale on Prime Day!

The best Chromebooks on sale today are optimized to work with keyboard and stylus devices, and both are capable of running both Android and Linux apps. The Chromebook Duet even ships with a kickstand case and keyboard in the box, making it easy to fold up and take anywhere.

Lenovo Chromebook Duet with keyboard and kickstand

Lenovo Chromebook Duet | $33 off at Amazon

The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is not only our top tablet pick, but it is one of our top-recommended Chromebooks overall. It ships with a built-in kickstand case and keyboard and has a gorgeous 10.1-inch display.

From $207 at Amazon
Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook

Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 | $120 off at Amazon

The Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5 features an Intel Core i3 processor, 1080p touchscreen, 64GB storage, a backlit keyboard, up-facing speakers, and is the very best Chromebook on our list of best Chromebooks.

$310 at Amazon
Acer Chromebook Spin

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 | $200 off at Best Buy

This one's the upgrade choice for Prime Day, and it's only available at Best Buy. A gorgeous 13.5-inch 2K touchscreen, 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10210U, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 128GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Backlit KB, and fully convertible design make this the power user's choice!

$429 at Best Buy

Which tablet should you buy?

There are so many great tablets available to choose from at different price points, in different sizes, and from different manufacturers. You can find great deals during Prime Day on iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets from manufacturers like Lenovo and Samsung. There are also deals to be had on Chrome OS tablets and convertible Chromebooks if you would rather go that route.

Typically when comparing phones, we recommend that you pick the best phone for the ecosystem you primarily use, but that rule of thumb doesn't necessarily apply here for tablets. Android users can feel secure in their Android identity if they buy an iPad, and iPhone users can get a lot of value and utility from a Chrome OS or Fire tablet.

My top Prime Day 2021 tablet deal recommendations per OS would be the iPad 10.2 for Apple, the new Fire HD 10 for Amazon, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 for Android. If you're looking for a more premium experience, though, it's hard to beat those Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Acer Chromebook Spin 713 deals. They're hundreds of dollars off a device that'll last for years!

Prime Day 2021 Tablet deals I'm most excited about

Both the Lenovo Chromebook Duet and Flex 5 are on sale, but there's no denying how attractive a $310 price tag is for the Flex 5. It's a top-tier Chromebook experience and is cheaper than ever, making it a winning deal.

Fire Tablets are on firesale this year — something that's not super common — with some models being 50% off for Prime Day. Fire Tablets aren't the most amazing Android tablets on the market, but they work well and are affordable for most families. If you need a quality slate for checking Twitter or watching YouTube, these fit the bill perfectly.

What were the best Prime Day 2020 Tablet deals?

Prime Day 2020 was delayed a bit, but it still brought plenty of excellent offers once it arrived in October. Along with deals like $50 off the latest iPad mini and $100 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Amazon offered exclusive discounts like $70 off its Fire HD 10 tablet and $40 off the Fire 7 Kids Edition.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab S7 got a massive $95 price cut during Prime Day 2020 as well, so perhaps we can expect it to dip even lower this time around.

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