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Black Friday tablet deals 2021: save cash on the iPad, Fire and Galaxy Tab

Black Friday tablet deals 2021
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Black Friday is technically behind us, but it's still Black Friday weekend, which means there are still loads of great tablet deals to find. Better still are all the Cyber Monday tablet deals also coming thick and fast.

That means there's still time to save money on a tablet! We're seeing price cuts on Fire tablets, Galaxy Tabs, Lenovo slates and the odd iPad (we've also got a dedicated Black Friday iPad deals guide).

So far we haven't seen a lot of savings on the latest, most premium tablets, but there are some hefty discounts on older slates and even small savings on recent ones. Plus, Cyber Monday deals are just around the corner, so we may yet see some bigger savings to come.

Black Friday tablet deals: quick links

Today's best tablet deals in the US

Black Friday tablet deals: iPads

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $1,099 $999 at Amazon
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Amazon has the all-new 12.9-inch iPad Pro on sale for $999. That's a $100 discount and the lowest price we've seen for the 2021 tablet. The Apple iPad Pro delivers laptop-like power and speed thanks to Apple's M1 chip. This Black Friday deal has been flashing in and out of stock so we'd snag today's discount before it's too late.
256GB: $1,199 $1,099 at Amazon
512GB: $1,399 $1,249 at Amazon
1TB: $1,799 $1,599 at Amazon
2TB:
$2,199 $2,049 at Amazon

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): $1,299

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): $1,299 $1,199 at Amazon
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Want cellular storage on your iPad Pro 12.9-inch? With 128GB of storage this comes with a discount of $100, but we've spotted even bigger discounts on the larger storage variants. These are much more expensive than the models above, but if you're after a top-end model this could be perfect for you.
256GB: $1,399 $1,299 at Amazon
512GB: $1,599 $1,549.99 at Amazon

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $799

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): $799 $749.99 at Amazon
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It's not a huge price cut, but this discount from Amazon is the cheapest price around for the iPad Pro 11. Technically it's sold out, but Amazon claims more stock will be available soon, so we'd definitely pick this one up sooner rather than later if you're interested. If you're looking for a powerful tablet for design work you won't beat this model - although some would say it's overkill for the majority of casual applications. 
512GB: $1,099.99 $979 at Walmart
1TB:
$1,499 $1,399.99 at Amazon

iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi): $599

iPad Air 2020 (64GB, Wi-Fi): $599 $539 at Walmart
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There aren't huge savings on the iPad Air 2020, but if you're after this product this is the best price we've found so far in the US over the Black Friday period. We've seen in drop lower in the past, so you may want to wait and see if any retailers will drop it lower over the coming days.
Not in stock at Walmart? B&H Video has a deal for this tablet at $579

Apple iPad mini (2021): $499 at Amazon

Apple iPad mini (2021): $499 at Amazon
All 2021 iPad mini colors are back in stock at Amazon this week - although there's no price cut on the menu just yet. If you're looking to pick up the latest (and smallest) device in the range, this is currently the cheapest price on the market. While diminutive, this one's a great choice if you're wanting something with a bit more power than the usual 10.2 iPad.

Black Friday tablet deals: Samsung Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB: $699.99

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB: $699.99 $499 at Amazon (save $200.99)
There's $200 off Samsung's latest tablet, whether you want the 128GB version or the 256GB version, though that costs $30 more. There's also money off the book cover and keyboard bundles:
Tablet (128GB) and book cover: $769.98 $561.99 at Amazon (save $207.99)
Tablet (256GB) and book cover:
$799.98 $592.98 at Amazon (save $207)
Tablet (128GB) and keyboard:
$899.98 $617 at Amazon (save $282.98)
Tablet (256GB) and keyboard:
$929.98 $647.99 at Amazon (save $281.99)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | Wi-Fi | 512GB: $830

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 | Wi-Fi | 512GB: $830 $599 (save $230) at Amazon
This is the lowest price we've seen on the Samsung's most recent super-power table, though it's been at this price before. Its alternative-storage-size versions are reduced too.
128GB: $650 $500 (save $150) at Amazon
256GB: $730 $530 (save $200) at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $850

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $850 $699 (save $150.99) at Amazon
This is Samsung's highest-end tablet yet, with the same specs as the non-Plus version but a bigger and better display, and meatier battery. It's a perfect work and play tool, but it costs a lot.
256GB: $930 $729 (save $201) at Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE | Wi-Fi | 64GB: $530

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE | Wi-Fi | 64GB: $530 $429 (save $101) at Amazon
This is a budget version of the Galaxy Tab S7 with some lowered specs, but also a cheaper price as a result. It comes with an S Pen, useful for note-taking or sketching.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $160

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $160 $120 (save $40) at Amazon
This is a super-affordable 8.7-inch Android tablet (despite the name, which suggests it has a 7-inch screen). It's not powerful and the screen doesn't look fantastic but it's a good-value low-cost slate that will be a useful extra screen for streaming media or browsing the web.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $150

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $150 $100 (save $50) at Amazon
There's a third off this older Android tablet. It's not exactly powerful, but if you simply need an extra screen for streaming or to placate a child, then you don't need any more.

Black Friday tablet deals: Amazon Fire

$49.99

Amazon Fire 7 tablet: $49.99 $34.99 at Amazon (save $15)
This is Amazon's smallest tablet - and also the one that hasn't seen an update in two years If you really don't need a big high-res screen it's a fair option, especially with this reduction.

Amazon Fire HD 8: $89.99

Amazon Fire HD 8: $89.99 $44.99 at Amazon (save $45)
This is Amazon's mid-sized tablet, and half off makes it a tempting buy. You can get the same amount off the 64GB, or ad-free, versions of the slate, though they cost a bit more.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: $109.99

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: $109.99 $54.99 at Amazon (save $55)
You can turn this specced-up spin on the Fire HD 8 into a home hub, thanks to its wireless charging and home hub functions. You can get $55 off the 32GB or 64GB storage versions of the device.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) | Wi-Fi | 64GB: $190

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) | Wi-Fi | 64GB: $190 $95 (save $95) at Amazon
The last-gen Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is available for half price, saving you almost $100. Given that the new model doesn't have too many improvements, that's a great discount.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179.99

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179.99 $104.99 at Amazon (save $75)
The percentage reduction on this deal is one of the lowest for Fire tabs, because it's one of the only ones not half off, but this is still a lot of money off the top-spec Amazon Fire device.

$99.99

Amazon Fire 7 Kids tablet: $99.99 $59.99 at Amazon (save $40)
This tablet is for kids aged 3 to 7, with a big squishy shell to protect it from accidental (or tantrum-related) drops and knocks, and software populated with apps for kids in that age bracket.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids: $139.99

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids: $139.99 $69.99 at Amazon (save $70)
This mid-size Kids tablet is designed for children aged between 3 and 7, with a design and software that makes it useful as a hardy and handy entertainment or educational tool.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids: $199.99

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids: $199.99 $119.99 at Amazon (save $80)
This chunky slate designed for kids aged 3 to 7 is 40% off in the sales, and there are similar savings if you pair it with a headset or a screen protector and carry bag.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $160

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: $160 $85 (save $75) at Best Buy
Amazon is listing this Kindle as the 2017 Paperwhite, despite the fact no such model came out that year. It's got a 6-inch display, 32GB storage and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $1,029.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $1,029.99 $819.99 (save $210) at Amazon
You're getting loads of money off with this Microsoft Surface Pro 7 - this isn't the lowest price we've seen but it's still a hefty saving. It also includes the type cover, which many people regard as essential for the device.

Lenovo Tab

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $500

Lenovo Tab P11 Pro | Wi-Fi | 128GB: $500 $359.99 (save $140) at Walmart
If you're looking for a good-looking and fairly powerful Android tablet, the P11 Pro could be a good option, with an 11-inch display, a mid-range processor and a big battery - it's a good choice for work or play.

Today's best tablet deals in the UK

iPad

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £999

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £999 £929 at Amazon
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Here's a great Black Friday iPad deal on the latest 2021 iPad Pro 12.9, all things considered. It might not seem like a wild discount, but it's actually the cheapest price yet and really quite good considering this device is only a few months old as of writing. With a fantastic display and the incredible level of power the latest M1 chip affords, this one's an easy recommendation if you're looking for something truly premium.
256GB: £1,099 £1,049 at Amazon
512GB: £1,299 £1,149 at Amazon
2TB:
£1,999 £1,914.82 at Amazon

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (256GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,249

iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2021 (256GB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,249 £1,196.41 at Amazon
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Want cellular storage on your iPad Pro 12.9-inch? This variant comes with more storage than the one you've read about above (the 128GB is currently fully price everywhere we've seen) so it's a small saving but it's worth it if you're looking for an absolute top-end model with the ability to go online anywhere.
512GB: £1,449 £1,387.98 at Amazon
2TB:
£2,149 £2,058.51 at Amazon

iPad Pro 12.9 2021 | Wi-Fi | 128GB: £999

iPad Pro 12.9 2021 | Wi-Fi | 128GB: £999 £949 at Amazon (save £50)
This year's top-of-the-line iPad Pro 12.9 is very slightly discounted. While pricey, this is still a great discount considering how new these devices are, the fantastic display, and the incredible level of power the latest M1 chip affords.  

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £749

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (128GB, Wi-Fi): £749 £699 at Currys
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It's not a huge price cut, but this discount from Currys is the cheapest price around for the iPad Pro 11 with 128GB of storage. This tablet should offer you around a 10 hour battery life, and we particularly liked the amount of power the M1 chipset.
256GB:
£849 £799 at Currys
512GB:
£1,049 £999 at Currys
1TB:
£1,399 £1,340.10 at Amazon
2TB: £1,749 £1,689.97 at Amazon

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (2TB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,899

Apple iPad Pro 11 2021 (2TB, Wi-Fi + cellular): £1,899 £1,506 at Amazon
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This is a good saving of nearly £400, but this same version was £500 off until recently. Only consider this if you need an absolute ton of space on your iPad. This variant comes with mobile connectivity and 2TB of storage, so that's why it's expensive, but this is a big discount if it's the one you're looking for.

iPad mini 2021 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £479

iPad mini 2021 (64GB, Wi-Fi): £479 £459 at Amazon
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This is the best deal for the iPad mini right now. In fact, it's the lowest price we've ever seen for the slate, so unsurprisingly it's popular - Amazon lists it as out of stock but still lets you place an order for when more come in.
256GB: £619 £599 at Amazon

Samsung Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus | Wi-Fi | 128GB: £799

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus | Wi-Fi | 128GB: £799 £679 (save £120) at Currys
This is Samsung's highest-end tablet yet, with the same specs as the non-Plus version but a bigger and better display, and meatier battery. It's a perfect work and play tool, but it costs a lot.
256GB: £869 £749 (save £120) at Currys

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 | 4G LTE | 32GB: £269

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 | 4G LTE | 32GB: £269 £198.95 (save £70.05) at Amazon
This low-cost low-power Android tablet has a hefty amount of money off if you go for the 4G model, making an already-affordable tablet that little bit more within reach. With 4G connectivity it's extra useful too, since you don't need to rely on Wi-Fi - though you'll need to get a data plan to make the most of that.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: £149

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite | Wi-Fi | 32GB: £149 £119 (save £30) at Currys
This tablet has an 8.7-inch display - not 7-inch, as the name would suggest - and while it's not very powerful, it's a fair device if you just need decent screen space.

Lenovo Tab

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus| Wi-Fi | 128GB: £249

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus| Wi-Fi | 128GB: £249 £199.99 (save £50) at Amazon
This mid-range Android slate was already pretty affordable, and £50 off makes it even more so. It comes with a charging stand too, which should be useful to transform it into a little home or entertainment hub, or just to keep it powered up.

Huawei MatePad

Huawei MatePad T10 | Wi-Fi | 32GB: £140

Huawei MatePad T10 | Wi-Fi | 32GB: £140 £100 (save £40) at Currys
If you need an affordable Android tablet this is a good option, although it doesn't run Google apps, which is definitely something worth bearing in mind before buying it.

Amazon Fire

Amazon Fire HD 8: £90

Amazon Fire HD 8: £90 £40 at Amazon (save £50)
This tablet has a few different configurations depending on the storage space and ads, and each is £50 off - you can click through the options on the Amazon listing. This is Amazon's mid-size tablet running its own software.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids: £140

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids: £140 £70 at Amazon (save £70)
This version fo Amazon's 8-inch tablet is designed for young kids between 3 and 7, with a big protective case and software that ensures they're not seeing anything they shouldn't.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: £180

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: £180 £110 at Amazon (save £70)
Amazon's best tablet so far comes with a big screen, wireless charging and 4GB RAM, and this discount reduces the asking price by almost 40%.

Black Friday tablet deals: FAQ

When will the best Black Friday tablet deals start in 2021?

While early Black Friday deals kick off a week or two before the official day, which in 2021 lands on November 26, don't expect every tablet to get discounted early.

Judging by precedent, Amazon will offer discounts on its products ahead of Black Friday - that means Fire tablets, and Kindles, could get reductions early. But for other slates, like Samsung, Lenovo and Kobo models, you may want to wait until the proper weekend.

Sometimes, we see tablet deals hit on Cyber Monday instead, and that'll also be the best time for accessory discounts - think Apple Pencils, cases and the like.

What Black Friday tablet deals do we expect to see in 2021?

The biggest deals will probably be on Amazon's devices, judging by precedent: that means Fire tablets, Kids tablets, and Kindles. Each could see discounts of around 40%, on both the gadgets and any accessories you might want for them.

We might see fair discounts on many mid-range and cheap Android tablets, like those from Lenovo in particular, as the company has loads. 

Opposite from Amazon, Apple's tablets often have pretty poor discounts, at least for new iPads. They'll often get 10% or 20% reductions which, especially for the top-end models, doesn't exactly make them that much more affordable. Older iPads sometimes see better discounts, but they sell out fast.

Should I wait for the Black Friday tablet deals?

So you're looking at a calendar, flipping the pages until November 26, and realizing there's quite a while until the sales. Should you go tablet-less until then, just to save a bit of money, or just buy one now?

Well, it depends why you want one. University term starts months before Black Friday, so if you're a student (or buying for one), you shouldn't wait. Likewise if you've got a creative project you need one for, or require a tablet for business, it's worth buying now.

It's only worth waiting until Black Friday if a tablet is something you want, but don't need. That includes if you've got an older slate which serves you well, but maybe struggles for certain tasks - keep on keeping on until the sales if that's the case.

Tom Bedford

Staff Writer, Phones

Tom's role in the TechRadar team is as a staff writer specializing in phones and tablets, but he also takes on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness trackers and more.