12 years after it was first announced, tablets remain synonymous with the iPad. Apple’s original was an industry-defining device, and there are plenty of different models to choose from in 2022.
However, they’re by no means your only option. Lots of phone companies have joined Samsung in making Android tablets recently, while several slates running Windows are released every year. We also shouldn’t forget about Amazon’s budget-friendly Fire tablets.
If you’re considering buying one of these, now is a great time. Black Friday takes place tomorrow, but many retailers have the bulk of their deals available now. In this article, we’ll run through the best offers in the US and UK at the time of writing.
However, it’s worth checking our best tablet chart to decide which device is right for you. It includes detailed buying advice, while our Black Friday what to expect article gives you all the tools you need to get a great deal.
Best Black Friday tablet deals in the US
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (2022)
From: Best Buy
Best Buy has an excellent Black Friday deal on the Surface Pro 8, offering $450 off the 256GB model. If you don’t mind not having the latest model, this is a great choice.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 deals
$150 to $300 off
(Up to extra $500 off with enhanced trade-in)
Samsung’s Black Friday offers are here. Save up to $300 on the Galaxy Tab S8 range with the biggest discount available on the 16GB RAM/512GB storage configurations of the Tab S8+ and Tab S8 Ultra. Meanwhile, the standard Tab S8 has up to $230 off.
Apple iPad Pro (12.9in, 2022)
The new 12.9 iPad Pro is down to its lowest ever price at Amazon. The 128GB Wi-Fi model will now cost you under $1,000, but there are also discounts on other configurations.
Apple iPad Air (2022)
The 2022 iPad Air was only released back in March, but Amazon has a useful saving on the 256GB model. There’s also $50 off the 64GB version.
Apple iPad Pro (12.9in, 2021)
There is now a 2022 iPad Pro, but aside from improving the already-excellent performance, not much has changed. What’s more, you can save almost $400 on this powerful version from last year.
iPad mini (2021)
The latest iPad mini from 2021 is the best small tablet you can buy. The 64GB Wi-Fi model is available with a near-$100 discount at Amazon, and there’s also $100 off the 256GB version.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 (256GB)
The regular Tab S8 is the cheapest of Samsung’s latest flagship tablets, but it’s excellent value for money. That’s especially true following this 26% discount at Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 (256GB)
Amazon already has discounts on Intel models of the new Surface Pro 9, with savings of up to $200.
Amazon Fire HD 10
The latest Fire HD 10 tablet is available with a 45% discount at Amazon right now. There’s also 50% off if you don’t mind lock screen ads, but this is the one we’d recommend.
Best Black Friday tablet deals in the UK
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 (128GB)
The Surface Pro 9 is official, but last year’s model remains a very competitive device. There’s 25% off the entry-level model right now at Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ (128GB)
The S8+ is the sweet spot in Samsung’s latest flagship tablet range for most people. If you need cellular connectivity but don’t want to pay top dollar, this deal is for you.
Apple iPad Air (2022)
The 2022 iPad Air was only released a few months ago, but you can already get a £100 discount on the entry-level model at Amazon. There’s also £130 off the 256GB model.
Apple iPad mini (2021)
Amazon has 23% off the RRP of the latest iPad mini with 256GB of storage. It’s also available at Currys for the same price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (64GB)
Then entry-level Tab S7 FE from 2021 is now available with a useful 21% discount at Amazon. However, that price is only available on the pink model.
Huawei MateBook E
(£400 off + free backpack)
This superb bundle gets you £400 off the MateBook E (keyboard cover included) and a free backpack usually worth £129.99. If that’s not enough, you can also get £100 off the FreeBuds Pro 2 wireless earbuds, £80 off the M-Pencil stylus or £30 off the Sound Joy wireless speaker.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
The 2022 Tab S8 Ultra is usually very expensive, but the 256GB and 512GB models are down to their lowest ever prices for Black Friday with £200 discounts.
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