This past week has been a gold mine for tablet deals, especially on Amazon or Samsung tablets. For now, the best Cyber Monday tablet deals include $499 for the premium Galaxy Tab S7, $200 off the iPad Pro, and 50% off practically every Amazon Fire tablet available.
If you're in the market for a cheap tablet, start your search with a Fire tablet. Nearly all of the best Amazon tablets are on sale in the lead up to Cyber Monday. Or, you could look into some other great cheap Android tablets from Samsung or Lenovo; some of the Galaxy Tab A7 or S6 series are steeply discounted right now.
Major online retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart have already fully begun their Cyber Monday tablet deals. 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.
Cyber Monday Android tablet deals: Amazon Fire
Among the best Amazon Fire tablets, most of them are currently 50% off for Cyber Monday, in some of the best deals we've seen outside of Prime Day. That includes our top pick, the solid Fire HD 8 (2020), the new Fire HD 10 Plus, and even some Fire Kids tablet deals
With a vibrant 10.1-inch 1080p screen, decent internal hardware, robust software features, battery that lasts two days, and stereo sound, the Fire HD 10 is the ultimate budget Android tablet. At this price, it is an absolute steal.
With the Fire HD 10 Plus, you get all of the perks of the standard 10-inch model, but you get 4GB of RAM for faster performance, plus wireless charging and a "soft-touch finish."
Want a Fire HD device you can use for work as well as play? The 2021 Fire HD 10 has a 10-inch screen and 3GB of RAM to help it handle productivity apps. The productivity bundle comes with an attachable keyboard, detachable case, and a 12-month subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal.
For less than $50, you get a solid 1280x800 resolution display, 32GB of storage plus a microSD slot for 512GB extra, a 2.0 GHz quad-core processor, dual stereo speakers, and 12 hours of battery life. That's a steal by any definition.
You'll need to act fast to bag this Amazon tablet deal: Get 36% off the base model Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, or bundled Echo Buds. This deal covers both the 32 and 64GB versions of the tablet, and you'll pay less if you pick up the version with lockscreen ads.
All of Amazon's excellent Fire Kids tablets are on sale with this deal and make for the perfect holiday gift for your child.
This is the perfect device for any child who loves to read. With water resistance, 10-week battery life, and a crisp display with adjustable lighting — the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids is always ready to go.
If you're on a budget but still want to satisfy a young reader's thirst for books, the Amazon Kindle Kids is a solid choice.
This Kindle bundle comes with an ad-supported Kindle Oasis in Graphite, a gorgeous Amazon Fabric Cover in any one of three colors, and a power adapter. At 34% off, you save a nice sum of money from this deal.
Make your way through your to-read pile with the Kindle Paperwhite 11th Generation. It's splashproof and comes with 8GB of storage space for your extensive e-library. Get access to all the latest literary works within the device through the Kindle Store. Get this ad-free version for 25% with this deal.
Looking through last year's Cyber Monday Amazon Fire tablets deals, most were somewhere between $30 and $70 off, with the bigger discounts on older tablets. This year, with deals like $75 off the new Fire HD 10, $80 off the Fire HD Kids 10 Pro, and $125 off the Productivity Bundle, plus 50% off most tablets, you're already seeing better deals than last year.
We don't expect the deals to get much better on Cyber Monday itself, so we say go ahead and pick your favorite. You won't save that much more if you wait, and you'll regret it if you wait too long and miss out.
If you want our advice on which tablet to buy, the Fire HD 8 will save you money while offering basically the same experience as the newer Fire HD 10 Plus. The latter gives you a larger screen and slightly more RAM, but it's not as comfortable to hold as the compact 8-inch nor as affordable. We'd suggest only getting the 10 if you really value screen real estate, and the deal price lessens the blow. Or, looks at the Kids Editions if you're buying for someone younger.
Cyber Monday tablet deals: Apple iPad
Cyber Monday iPad deals have tended to be slim pickings in previous years, and this year is no exception. Apple is offering $100 gift cards if you buy the iPad Pro (2021) 11-inch or 12.9-inch models, but you're still paying full price.
If you want a more traditional Cyber Monday discount, we've seen the 2021 Pro — one of our top picks for the best tablets for students — for $100 off upfront. Or, if you buy an older 2nd- or 4th-generation iPad Pro, you can get up to $200 off.
It's rare that Apple ever discounts new products, much less premium ones, so this deal is one you won't want to miss. Save up to $200 off the brand-new iPad Pro with its new M1 chip, 12.9-inch Liquid Retina XDR display with ProMotion, True Tone, and P3 wide color, and up to 1600 nits of peak brightness.
If you're okay downgrading your tablet size a bit, this year's iPad Pro 11-inch will save you plenty of money and give you very similar performance and specs, including the blazing-fast M1 chip and 264 PPI with a Liquid Retina display. It's even a half-pound lighter, making it easier to hold for long streaming sessions.
If you want to save a little money, the 4th-gen iPad Pros are discounted for Black Friday, so you can get more storage for the same price. It has the Bionic A12Z instead of the M1, but the same battery life, design, pixels per inch in the display, and other similar perks.
For the cheapest iPad Pro available, the 2nd-gen model is more dated but still has plenty of firepower. It also has a 12.9-inch retina display with the same ppi and brightness and Apple Pencil support, though you do lose out on some newer perks like the M1 chip and an improved FaceTime camera.
Otherwise, unfortunately, we really haven't seen any major deals on other iPads during Black Friday; we hope Cyber Monday will change that, but we haven't seen any discounts on the iPad (2021) or iPad Mini 6; we have a guide on the best iPad Mini 6 alternatives if you want to find a better deal on a compact tablet.
Cyber Monday Android tablet deals: Samsung
Among the best Android tablets if price is no object, three Galaxy S7 tablets top the list: the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7+, and Galaxy S7 FE. And all three have been discounted at various points throughout November.
Thanks to the upcoming Galaxy Tab S8, Samsung is clearing out stock to prepare for the new launch, making this a prime time to snag a deal on these still-excellent S7 tablets. Right now, the best deals are on the S7 and S7+, currently discounted on Samsung's site, as well as on Amazon.
Thanks to its Snapdragon 865+ processor with 6GB of RAM, 11-inch LCD with 120Hz refresh rate, 8,000mAh battery, quad speakers, and 45W fast charging, the Galaxy Tab S7 has all the premium features you could want at a mid-range price.
Upgrade to a 12.4-inch AMOLED display for the best visual quality for all your streaming, gaming, and productivity needs. It also gives you a larger 10,090 mAh battery and in-screen fingerprint sensor, though the processor and RAM are the same. It's a premium device at a lower price than usual.
The 2021 Fan Edition tablet isn't as fast as the other S7 tablets, but it has a massive 12.4-inch display for much less than the smaller S7, plus amazing battery life. The best discount is on the model with 6GB of RAM, which will help the mid-range tablet handle more processor-intensive tasks like DeX mode.
If you're looking for a more affordable Android tablet deal, look to the Galaxy Tab A series or the older S6 series instead. During Cyber Monday 2020, we saw deals of over $100 off on both tablet lineups. Even if they're not very powerful, the Galaxy Tab A tablets are some of the best cheap Android tablets if you prefer not to buy Amazon. And the S6 Lite series gives you former flagship quality at a lower price.
With an 8.7-inch display, quad Dolby Atmos speakers, 3GB RAM, 1TB of expandable storage, a durable 5,100mAh battery, and relatively lightweight 13oz design, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a truly quality device that's especially attractive at this low Cyber Monday price.
For pure affordability, the Galaxy Tab A tops the list. It's got a compact design that, like the Fire HD 8, is especially handy for streaming in bed or on the go. It's no workhorse but has more than enough juice as a casual streaming device.
This tablet skirts the mid-range line between affordable and higher-end tablets. It's more expensive than the Tab A series, but it gives you much more screen space and better performance, making it more likely to give you plenty of longevity. And at $100 to $130 off, it's not that much more expensive.
Where to find the best Cyber Monday tablet deals
Compared to the best Cyber Monday phone deals, the best Cyber Monday tablet deals are much easier to find. Start your search with Amazon; it's had the majority of the tablet deals we've seen thus far. Also, keep your eye on Best Buy, which runs deals throughout November with "Black Friday guaranteed" prices. Walmart could also have some steep discounts as well closer to the main deals event.
- Amazon: The greatest discounts, especially for Fire tablets (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Deals on Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft tablets (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: A great retailer for deals on budget tablets (opens in new tab)
Michael spent years freelancing on every tech topic under the sun before settling down on the real exciting stuff: virtual reality, fitness wearables, gaming, and how tech intersects with our world. He's a semi-reformed Apple-to-Android user who loves running, D&D, and Star Wars. Find him on Twitter at @Michael_L_Hicks.
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