Best Tablet Deals: Save Up to $670 on Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and More – CNET

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Tablets can be pretty great. They’re like bigger phones and you can enjoy that bigger screen for all kinds of things. But unlike a laptop, they’re super thin and light. Choosing the right tablet isn’t always easy, but thankfully the same can’t be said about finding the right deal — because we’ve done the legwork so that you don’t have it.

The iPad from Apple often dominates the competition in the tablet market, and that means that a lot of folks will be on the lookout for an iPad deal. That being said, there are reasons why you might choose an Android tablet or a Windows tablet instead. Whether you’re all in on Apple gear or you want a tablet that offers a similar experience to your non-Apple phone, we’ve found some tablet deals that will help you get your hands on one of these nifty devices for less.

We keep track of tablet deals all year round and gather them up below so that you can always find the best prices available — keep checking back for updates.

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iPad Air 2022 on a red background

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You can save $100 on Apple’s latest iPad Air at Amazon right now. It costs $599 from the Apple Store and features Apple’s M1 chip, found in the company’s iPad Pros, along with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. CNET’s iPad expert Scott Stein still recommends the less expensive 10.2-inch iPad for most people but sees this iPad Air as a solid step up. Read our iPad Air 2022 review.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite on a white background

Samsung

At its discounted price, this relatively budget Android tablet is a good pick as an affordable entertainment tablet for kids. It features a small (kid-friendly) 8.7-inch display with a 1,340×800-pixel resolution protected by a sturdy, metal (kid-resistant) enclosure. Note that the keyboard case isn’t included.

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The discounts below are less compelling than the ones above, but remain on this list so we can highlight when the sale prices dip periodically.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus tablet might be in the middle of the Tab S8 lineup, but it’s one of our favorite Android tablets — especially at its current discounted price. The 12.4-inch AMOLED display is bright with excellent color. It’s a great size for entertainment and gaming, while big enough for light productivity tasks and still small enough for travel. Updates to Samsung’s DeX software even makes the Tab S8 a possible laptop substitute, letting you connect to a mouse and even an external display. A keyboard cover isn’t included but one of Samsung’s fantastic S Pens is, so you can use the big screen for note-taking and content creation right out of the box. Read our Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus review.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 on a table

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The Surface Pro 8 was supplanted by the Surface Pro 9 at the top of Microsoft’s tablet lineup last fall, but the new model offers only a modest upgrade — newer Intel CPUs, a slightly faster type of RAM, 5G support, and some new color options. When you can find a Surface Pro 8 at a sizable discount, it makes a compelling cost-saving alternative to the Surface Pro 9. This Surface Pro 8 features a high-resolution 13-inch display powered by an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. And this model includes the snap-on keyboard cover with your purchase. It’s a hefty $600 off at Target.

Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review.