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The best cheap tablet deals in January 2021

Apple iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Best tablet deals right now (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

January is nearly over and the best tablet deals in 2021 have been epic so far. We're currently seeing considerable markdowns on Apple iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Microsoft Surface tablets, and more. 

Earlier this month, today's big tech brands took to the CES 2021 virtual stage to unveil their next-gen tablet PCs. In the meantime, retailers are slashing prices on previous-gen tablets which translates into steep discounts for frugal shoppers. 

So if you want to invest in a new tablet without putting a strain on your wallet, you've come to the right place. We're scrubbing the internet and rounding up the best tablet deals for the money below. Whether you want a tablet for multimedia, reading, productivity or a cheap tablet for kids, we've got your back.

From the latest iPad to the premium Surface Pro X, here are the best tablet deals you can get right now.

Best tablet deals right now

Best tablet deals 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: was $959 now $599 @ Best Buy
Now $360 off, the Surface Pro 7 may come cheap, but the specs are anything but. It packs a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) touch screen, 10th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. What's more, it's bundled with a Type Cover to convert the Surface Pro 7 into a mini laptop. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (Black): was $150 now $114.99 @ Amazon
At $35 off the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is even more affordable. It's the perfect tablet for streaming movies, web browsing, reading, and gaming. It packs an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 2.0-GHz Snapdragon 429 quad core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of microSD expandable storage. Best Buy also offers the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $119.99 ($30 off).View Deal

Apple iPad Air (2020) 64GB: was $599 now $559 @ Amazon
Apple’s latest iPad Air is now $40 off at Amazon. This tablet brings pro grade specs to the mid-ranger with a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (with P3 wide color gamut), A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, a USB C port for charging and connectivity, as well as support for Apple’s best accessories.View Deal

Apple iPad 10.2-inch 2020 (32GB): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
This Amazon holiday deal takes $30 off the latest iPad. The new iPad 8 packs a 10.2-inch Retina display and an A12 Bionic SOC for 40% faster CPU performance than the model's iPad's A10 chip.View Deal

Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 2020 (128GB): was $999 now $940 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice iPad Pro is powerful enough to replace your laptop. This model packs a 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048) Liquid Retina display, an A12Z Bionic CPU, 128GB of storage, a new dual-camera system with LIDAR scanner, and Wi-Fi 6 support. View Deal

Galaxy Tab S6 10.5" (128GB): was $730 now $530 @ Amazon
Amazon takes $200 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 in this excellent tablet deal. It packs a 10.5-inch (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB): was $650 now $580 @ Amazon
Now $70 off, the Galaxy Tab S7 is the iPad Pro of Android tablets. It has a gorgeous 11-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel IPS display, a snappy Snapdragon 865+ processor and it comes with an S Pen. Oh, and the battery lasts for 13+ hours on a charge. If you require more storage, the 256GB Galaxy Tab S7 is also on sale for $629.99 ($100 off).View Deal