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The best cheap tablet deals in January 2022

The best cheap tablet deals
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Great news if you're on the hunt for the best tablet deals right now. Saving events at several retailers offer early discounts on the industry's best tablets. 

So if you're shopping around for a new tablet PC, there are plenty of deals to take advantage of. Fortunately, 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 both) or a rugged kids tablet, we've got your back. We're searching high and low for the best tablet deals out there so you don't have to. Our hand-selected roundup deals will help you get the best bang for your buck.

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

Best tablet deals right now

Apple iPad Air 4:   was $599 now $539 @ Amazon

Apple iPad Air 4:  was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
Now $60 off, the 64GB model iPad Air is back at its holiday deal pricing. With Apple's speedy A14 Bionic chip, the new iPad Air delivers excellent performance and good battery life.

Apple iPad 9th Gen (2021): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon

Apple iPad 9th Gen (2021): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Save $30 on the Apple iPad 9th Gen 10.2 inch tablet at Amazon. 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. If is sells out, Walmart has it for the same price. 

Apple 2021 iPad 9th Gen Wi-Fi Tablet: was $479 now $449 @ Amazon

Apple 2021 iPad 9th Gen Wi-Fi Tablet: was $479 now $449 @ Amazon
The 2021 iPad Wi-Fi tablet is now $30 below list price on Amazon. This 9th generation refresh has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, 256GB 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.

Apple iPad Pro 11" (128GB): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon

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 (128GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (128GB): was $1,099 now $999 @ Amazon
Now $100 off, the 2021 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. 

Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet: was $334 now $99 @ Lenovo

Lenovo 10e Chromebook Tablet: was $334 now $99 @ Lenovo
Now $235 off via coupon, "10ETABLET" at Lenovo, the Lenovo 10e Chrome book tablet is the perfect learning tablet for K-2 students. It features a 2MP front-facing camera for video collaboration and a 5MP rear camera. As for specs, the 10e Chrome has a 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 touch screen with 400 nits of brightness, a 2.0-GHz MediaTek MT8183 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was $529 now $429 @ Walmart

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was $529 now $429 @ Walmart
Now $100 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 A7 Lite: was $159 now $119 @ Amazon

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: was $159 now $119 @ Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is $40 off at Amazon. Light and portable, it features an 8.7-inch (1340 x 800) TFT touchscreen, 2.3-GHz MediaTek MT8768N 8-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of microSD-expandable storage. With its durable metal frame and powerful performance, it's a tablet the whole family can share. Walmart mirrors this deal.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus w/ Type Cover: was $999 now $599 @ Walmart

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus w/ Type Cover: was $999 now $599 @ Walmart
At $400 off, the Surface Pro 7 Plus with Type Cover Bundle is at its lowest price yet. It packs a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) display, 11th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fast SSD storage.

Microsoft Surface Pro 8: was $1,099 now $879 @ Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro 8: was $1,099 now $879 @ Amazon
At $220 off, the Surface Pro 8 is at its lowest price yet. Our new favorite 2-in-1 tablet, it scored a high rating of 4 out of 5 stars with us for its gorgeous display, powerful performance and excellent webcam. If it sells out, Microsoft has it for $899 ($200 off). 

Kids tablets

Amazon Fire 7 Pro Kids Edition (2-Pack): was $199 now $149 @ Amazon

Amazon Fire 7 Pro Kids Edition (2-Pack): was $199 now $149 @ Amazon
Save $50 when you buy two Fire 7 Pro Kids at Amazon. If you're in need of an inexpensive tablet for your kids to have fun with, this 7-inch tablet could be worth it. With the ability to browse the web, play games, and use all kind of apps, there's a lot here to entertain a child.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro (2-Pack): was $280 now $279 @ Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro (2-Pack): was $280 now $279 @ 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, Examiner.com, 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.