If you're looking to snap up some top Black Friday tablet deals, you're in the right place at the right time.
It's already been a tumultuous November for tablet deals, with notable discounts on slates from the likes of Lenovo already have come and gone and some of the biggest discounts on iPads seemingly peaking the day before Black Friday, however, there are still a huge assortment of Black Friday deals to snap up, including some of the biggest reductions we've ever seen on tablets from the likes of Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft and, yes, even Apple.
Even if you can't find the deal you were hoping for right now, don't forget that offers run right across the weekend, through to Cyber Monday (November 28) and potentially beyond.
If you're here specifically for Apple, check out our Black Friday iPad deals feature too, where Best Buy continues to serve up one of the best reductions on iPad Pros this year by offering up to $400 off the 2021 M1-powered models.
Read on for the best Black Friday tablet deals in the US and UK.
Black Friday tablet sales (US): quick links
- Amazon: big savings on Fire Tabs, and rare iPad deals (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: discounts on tablets of all shapes and sizes (opens in new tab)
- Target: all the biggest slates are in stock (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: discounts on tablets not sold elsewhere (opens in new tab)
The best Black Friday tablet deals in the US
Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (Wi-Fi, 64GB, Space Gray): was
$329.99 now $269.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Apple's basic iPad from 2021 isn't the newest model anymore, but it is still available and it's the latest version in that size. This being Apple's budget range the iPad 10.2 (2021) started out fairly affordable, but it gets even more so with this Black Friday deal from Best Buy, which knocks $60 off the price of a 64GB Wi-Fi model in Space Gray. We praised this tablet's display and selfie camera in our review, so it's great for media and video calls. We were also fans of the price, even before this discount. This same deal is also available on Amazon (opens in new tab).
iPad Mini (2021) – renewed: was
$499.99 now $379.95 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Don't be fooled by the addition of 'renewed' on Amazon's updated listing for 2021's excellent iPad Mini; this is the same tablet that the retail giant was selling in the days ahead of Black Friday for $100 off, now dropping even lower to a total saving of $120.04. Described as 'the best small tablet money can buy' in our iPad Mini (2021) review (opens in new tab), this pint-sized slate is powerful, feature rich and now, more affordable than ever.
iPad Mini (2022) + Logitech Crayon stylus: was
$499.99 now $399.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
One of the first noteworthy iPad discounts this November continues through into Black Friday (and hopefully beyond). Described as 'the best small tablet money can buy' in our iPad Mini (2021) review (opens in new tab), this pint-sized slate is powerful, feature rich and comes complete with a $100 reduction and a Logitech Crayon stylus (worth $70); ideal for note-taking and sketching.
iPad Pro 11 (2021) – renewed: was
$799.99 now $698.09 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon appears to have shelved its deals on box-fresh 2021 iPad Pros, replacing them instead with reductions on 'renewed' devices. Although the best savings on the iPad Pro 11 (2021) from the retailer look to have been and gone (reaching a peak $200 off on the day before Black Friday), you can still get over $100 right now. We're new just left wondering whether even bigger drops lie in store on Cyber Monday.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): From $799.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's early Black Friday reductions on the iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) remain at the top of the pile now we're actually here, with reductions on every storage configuration offering up to $400 off 'the best tablet money can buy' – based on our iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review (opens in new tab).
$1,099.99 $799.99 ($300 off) (opens in new tab)
$1,199.99 $899.99 ($300 off) (opens in new tab)
$1,399.99 $999.99 ($400 off) (opens in new tab)
$1,799.99 $1,399.99 ($400 off) (opens in new tab)
$2,199.99 $1,799.99 ($400 off) (opens in new tab)
iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) – renewed: was
$1,099 now $869.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
In place of deals on brand new models, Amazon has switched to pushing its 'renewed' iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) models; with a revised $230 discount off the original asking price, that's only $70 worse than the peak of its reduction on November 24. Not bad for a tablet we described as 'the best tablet money can buy' in our iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review (opens in new tab).
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022): was
$1,099 now $999 at B&H (opens in new tab)
Although Black Friday deals on the 2021 iPad Pro range are more common, we weren't expecting reductions on Apple's latest iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) (opens in new tab) due to how fresh to market it is and yet B&H has come through with $100 off on both the 128GB (opens in new tab) and 256GB (opens in new tab) WiFi-only builds of Apple biggest and most powerful tablet. A great discount for those already considering Apple's M2 iPad Pros.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022): was
$1,199 now $1,099 at B&H (opens in new tab)
B&H is one of the first retailers offering up discounts on Apple's newest iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) (opens in new tab), with $100 off on both the 128GB (opens in new tab) and 256GB (opens in new tab) WiFi-only builds of the bigger Pro. If you were already in the market for the larger 12.9-inch M2-powered Pro, although slight, this deal is a no-brainer.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) + Magic Keyboard bundle: was
$1,448 now $1,298 at B&H (opens in new tab)
It's been less than a month since Apple's most powerful iPad Pro series went on sale and yet B&H already has a host of rare discounts on offer for both sizes of the M2-powered slate. While this isn't the biggest reduction on the iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) (opens in new tab) B&H has this Black Friday, it does see $150 off a the near-essential bundle that includes the compatible Magic Keyboard too.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (32GB): was
$99.99 now $54.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is good value even full price, so with this discount it's extra impressive. Overall it's not one of our favorite slates – the screen is basic and a bit low resolution, but that plastic body can take a pounding. If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber especially, and you need a good back seat device that your kids can beat up without guilt, spring for this great tablet deal, which is the lowest price we've seen for the Fire HD 8.
Amazon Fire 7 (16GB): was
$59.99 now $39.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This Black Friday tablet deal at Best Buy brings the Amazon Fire 7 to the lowest price we've ever seen. It's almost impressive that you can even get a tablet for this little money – though this is about as basic as tablets get. Still, it's a capable compact choice, and there's even a microSD card slot to download and save shows for later. For this price, it's cheaper than fixing whatever your kids just broke.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (32GB): was
$149.99 now $74.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This is a huge price cut on Amazon's largest tablet, with this price drop making for the cheapest we've seen this 10-inch tablet on sale. It's a basic slate, but if you like shows on Amazon Prime Video or other streaming services, this is a perfectly fine tablet, especially at this price.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020): was
$89.99 now $44.99 + four-months Amazon Music at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
BestBuy is offering some of the biggest discounts on Amazon's Fire tablets right now; with this 50% reduction on the 10th-gen Fire HD 8 (opens in new tab) being particularly notable, as it also includes four months of Amazon Music access for free (worth $36).
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids (2020): was
$139.99 now $69.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
BestBuy's deals arrived early in November but continue to be some of the best around now that we've reach Black Friday itself. This tenth-gen Fire HD 8 Kids tablet comes complete with bumper case, two-year Amazon warranty and a year's access to Amazon Kids (worth $79), benefitting from a 50% discount.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was
$149.99 now $74.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's Black Friday deals include the powerful Fire HD 10 tablet on sale for $74.99 – the lowest price we've ever seen. The 10-inch tablet packs an octa-core processor and 50% more RAM than the previous generation. The 2021 tablet also works with Amazon Alexa and provides an impressive 12 hours of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus: $300 off, plus up to $500 off with a trade-in (opens in new tab)
There are some great Black Friday deals from Samsung this year, as the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is available with not only a generous upfront saving, but a huge enhanced trade-in rebate. While usually pricey, the combination of these promotions is enough to actually get this premium tablet for just $199. With a gorgeous 12.4-inch sAMOLED display, 4K camera, and flawless S Pen functionality, the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is well worth a look if you're on the hunt for a higher-end slate.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus: was
$699 now $649 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Samsung's still-superb Galaxy Tab S7 Plus can be enjoyed with a $50 reduction, in this November Walmart deal. In our Tab S7 review (opens in new tab), we called it Samsung's 'finest tablet yet' and along with a superb display and great battery life, the included S Pen makes it a worthwhile productivity companion too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE + keyboard cover: was
$839.98 now $529.98 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a capable, portable productivity machine, this 256GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (opens in new tab) and keyboard cover bundle just received a third-off ($310) on Amazon this Black Friday. We described the Tab S7 FE excelling as 'at almost everything' in our review and as any iPad or Surface owner can attest, adding a keyboard expands functionality massively.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (with Type Cover): was
$929.99 now $599.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
A terrific low price for an older but still capable Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid. The fact that the $130 Type Cover keyboard is included in the price, too, makes this an even sweeter bargain. With a 12.3-inch display and weighing less than 1kg, this is a fantastic portable device. It also has enough power in it to support all your computing needs: whether that's basic home use, work, media streaming, and more.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: was
$1,029.98 now $649.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Although a little long in the tooth, the Surface Pro 7 (opens in new tab) Plus still packs plenty of punch, made all the more appealing by this Target Black Friday offer, which sees a third cut from the asking price. The move to the Plus brings improved performance and battery life over the standard model, along with the Surface's line characteristically top-notch industrial design.
Black Friday tablet sales (UK): quick links
- Amazon: lots of deals have started (opens in new tab)
- Argos: special offers on already-cheap tablets (opens in new tab)
- John Lewis: trade-in deals and some reductions (opens in new tab)
- Currys: money off a big range of tablets (opens in new tab)
- Microsoft: save up to £529 on Surface Pro tablets (opens in new tab)
The best Black Friday tablet deals in the UK
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: was
£999 now £799 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is Samsung's ultimate tablet, packing an enormous 14.6-inch screen and plenty of power. Of course, with big power comes a big price, but Samsung itself has knocked £200 off the 128GB WiFi version for Black Friday (until November 30), making it significantly more affordable. The slate comes with an S Pen stylus too, so that's one less accessory to buy as well.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5: was
£249 now £189 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is one of the more affordable tablets in Samsung's range, and now you can get it with a £60 discount. That brings the 64GB WiFi model down to a tiny £189. With a 10.5-inch screen, the Tab A8 might be cheap but it isn't small, and with quad-speakers too it's a solid choice for media lovers.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus (with Type Cover): was
£1,353.99 now £700 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
This is a superb price for an older-but-still-capable Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid. The fact that the saving applies to both the device and the Type Cover keyboard sweetens the deal, too. With a 12.3-inch display and weighing less than 1kg, this is a fantastic portable device. It also has enough power in it to support all your computing needs: whether that's basic home use, work, media streaming and more.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (512GB): was
£1,399, now £1,199 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Samsung's best tablets are on sale at Amazon, including this amazing deal on the best of them all, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen on the 512GB version of Samsung's 14.6-inch Android tablet, and it comes with an S Pen stylus thrown in as standard. It may be more than most folks need, but if you want a tablet that can do everything, this is the one to buy.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus: £150 off (opens in new tab)
Samsung's best tablets are on sale at Amazon, including this amazing deal on the mid-range Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, which knocks £150 off the price of various models. At 12.4-inches, this tablet competes directly with the iPad Pro and offers a great value, with an included S Pen. This Amazon price is the lowest we've seen, and is likely to be one of the best Black Friday tablet deals full stop.
Galaxy Tab S8 Plus 256GB (Wi-Fi): was
£899 now £749 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy Tab S8 Plus 256GB (5G): was
£1,049 now £899 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy Tab S8 Plus 128GB (5G): was
£999 now £849 (opens in new tab)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: £120 off (opens in new tab)
Right now you can get a £120 discount on cellular version of the standard Galaxy Tab S8 on Amazon. This isn't the top of its family, but it's still a high-end and highly capable tablet. This is also the lowest price we've seen on the device.
Galaxy Tab S8 128GB (5G): was
£799 now £679 (opens in new tab)
Galaxy Tab S8 256GB (5G): was
£849 now £729 (opens in new tab)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was
£559 now £459 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Tab S7 Fan Edition (FE) gives you a big screen tablet experience and premium features like pen support, and this Amazon deal offers the lowest price we've seen. Better yet, unlike Apple's iPads, you get a stylus included as standard with this.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: was
£219 now £159 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is an affordable tablet that doesn't look or feel cheap, thanks to a metal shell and a sleek, modern design. It's a solid buy even full price, but all the better with this discount. Plus, the tablet is ready to be locked down if you want to hand it over to your kids, which given how affordable it is, you might. The LTE version is also reduced.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Wi-Fi): was
£149 now £118 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Even some of Samsung's cheapest tablets get a price cut during Amazon's Black Friday tablet deals, including this, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. This is a basic slate, as you might expect, but its 8.7-inch screen is solid for enjoying media and web browsing on, and it's a bit of a bargain with this discount. Amazon is also offering a discount on the LTE connected model.
Nokia T10 (Wi-Fi, 32GB): was
£129.99 now £99.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nokia T10 isn't a flashy tablet, but at under £100 as it is in this deal it doesn't need to be. With an 8-inch screen, an attractive design, and a tiny price, this is an ideal tablet to throw in a bag and not worry about too much. Take it camping! Give it to your kids! Or just enjoy content on this affordable slate.
Buying tips: 3 of the best tablets to look for on Black Friday
The last of its kind
Alongside a duo of updated iPad Pros, the new 2022 standard iPad marks a notable shift in Apple's baseline tablet family, making the ninth-gen iPad from 2021 – which the company continues to sell – the last with a Lightning port and a home button. Although the retail price has remained the same direct from Apple in the US, the company actually upped it in other regions internationally, making deals from other retailers besides Apple that much more significant. Even with the official price hike, keep your eyes out for reductions elsewhere. Read more: iPad 10.2 (2021) review
- Upgraded selfie camera for video calls
- True Tone display
- No Face ID
- Doesn’t support newer accessories
The most balanced tablet of 2022
After a two-year hiatus, Apple served up an updated iPad Air that's most notable improvement was a jump to the company's computing-class M1 chipset. Now that we have the full roster of 2022 iPad models out in the wild, the 2022 iPad Air looks like it serves up the sweet-spot of performance and functionality, paired with the fact that it arrived months prior this year's base and Pro iPads means there's a far greater likelihood that discounts will be cropping up from multiple retailers. Read more: iPad Air (2022) review
- Speedy performance
- Incredibly versatile
- Battery life only average
- 64GB is too little storage for base model
The affordable, portable productivity machine
The big hook with Amazon's 2021 Fire HD 10 slate was that it could be had as part of a productivity bundle that also included a keyboard cover and a year's access to Microsoft Office 365 included in its price. That offer still stands and Amazon keeps reducing the price of the deal, making not just the Fire HD 10 but access to Office 365 increasingly better value. The HD 10 also doubles as an Amazon Echo Show, making it a good smart home companion too. Read more: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) review
- Consistently long battery life
- Echo Show substitute
- Limited software and apps
- Unimpressive audio and cameras