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The best cheap tablet deals in October 2021

The best cheap tablet deals
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There are plenty of tablet deals to take advantage of today if you're short on cash. Whether you're bargain hunting for a new tablet for yourself or someone special, it's a great time to save.

Luckily you won't have to pay full price for a new iPad or Galaxy Tab if you're on a budget. Whether you want the best tablet for entertainment, productivity or a rugged kids tablet, we've got you covered. We're searching high and low for the best tablet deals and rounding them up right here. 

Black Friday 2021 will be here before we know it with fantastic Black Friday tablet deals and more. Keep an eye on our Black Friday 2021 deals hub for the best holiday discounts. 

From iPads to Galaxy Tabs to Surface tablets, here are the best tablet deals you can get right now.

Best tablet deals right now

Best tablet deals


Apple iPad Air: was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
Now $60 off, the iPad Air 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.


Apple iPad Pro 11" (128GB): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The iPad Pro is currently $50 off at Amazon. Powered by the same M1 chip found in the latest MacBooks, the 2021 iPad Pro brings blazing performance to Apple's best-selling tablets. The iPad Pro in this deal packs an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 CPU and 128GB of storage.


Apple iPad Pro 12.9: was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
The latest iPad Pro 12.9 with Apple M1 chip is at its lowest price yet. Apple's big-screen 2021 iPad Pro packs a 12.9-inch Liquid Retina Display with XDR, Apple's blazing M1 processor, and a storage capacity of 128GB. The new iPad Pro 12.9 supports Apple Pencil (2nd generation) and works with Apple's Magic Keyboard and Smart Keyboard Folio. Walmart has it for the same price. 


Apple iPad 9th Gen (2021): was $329 now $299 @ Walmart
Buy the Apple iPad 9th Gen 10.2 inch tablet from Walmart to save $30. This 9th generation refresh has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment. Note: This iPad 9 deal popular so keep an eye on the link for restocks. 


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was $599 now $449 @ Walmart
Now $150 off, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is at its lowest price ever in this Black Friday worthy Walmart deal. In our Galaxy Tab S7 FE review, we praise its gorgeous display, premium design and impressive 13+ hour battery life. The tablet in this deal features a 12.4-inch (2560 × 1600) TFT display, 1.8GHz Snapdragon 750G 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: was $829 now $569 @ Amazon
The 256GB base model Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi tablet is $160 off on Amazon for a limited time. The Galaxy Tab S7 has a gorgeous 11-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel IPS display, a snappy Snapdragon 865+ processor and it comes with an S Pen.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus: was $849 now $719 @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $131 off the 128GB model Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. With the best display on any tablet (yes, even better than the iPad Pro), the 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is the ultimate slate for consuming content. It also has a fantastic S Pen and a comfortable Book Cover keyboard (optional).

Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Surface Pro 8 w/ free Xbox Controller: $1,099 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is tossing in a free Xbox controller when you buy the new Surface Pro 8 for $1,099. Game Pass Unlimited (valued at $105). The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is our new favorite 2-in-1 tablet PC. We rate it 4 out of 5 stars for its gorgeous display, powerful performance and excellent webcam. This deal includes a free 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Unlimited (valued at $105). 

Surface Pro 7

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 w/ Keyboard: was $959 now $599 @ Best Buy
Save $360 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover Keyboard bundle. It packs a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) PixelSense display, a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Even better, it includes a Type Cover keyboard (a $129 value). 


Amazon Fire HD 10 (2-Pack): was $300 now $225 @ Amazon
Save $75 when you buy two of the latest Fire HD 10 tablets via coupon, "2PACKFIRE10". With its bright, vivid 10.1-inch display and fast performance, the Fire HD is a great entertainment tablet. It's a solid choice if you're looking for an affordable entertainment tablet. 


Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro (2-Pack): was $280 now $210 @ Amazon
Buy two Fire HD 8 Kids Pro tablets and save $70. Ideal for kids between the ages of 6 and 12, this Pro version packs a vibrant 8-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, dual cameras and a USB-C (2.0) port. The tablet's 32GB of local storage is expandable via microSD up to 1TB. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.