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The best cheap tablet deals in May 2021

Apple iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
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The month of May is upon us and Mother's Day sales are in full swing with the best tablet deals of the season. Retailers continue to offer springtime savings events with discounts on today's best tablets.

So if you're looking for a new tablet for mom or yourself, fantastic tablet deals await every corner.  

As we anticipate the release of this year's next-gen tablets, like the new iPad Pro with M1 chip, we're seeing notable markdowns on existing models. Retailers are currently slashing prices on iPads, Galaxy Tabs, and Surface 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 the Surface Pro 7 to the Chromebook Duet, there are the best tablet deals you can get right now.

Best tablet deals right now

Best tablet deals 

Apple iPad 2020: was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Amazon is currently slashing $30 off the 8th generation iPad. It 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 11" 2020 (128GB): was $850 now $700 @ Amazon
Now $99 off, the Apple iPad Pro is at its lowest price yet. It packs an 11-inch (2388 x 1668) edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, A12Z Bionic CPU, 128GB of storage, a new dual-camera system with LIDAR scanner. Amazon also offers the 11-inch iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + LTE for $844 ($105 off). View Deal

New Apple iPad Pro 11" Preorder: from $799 @ Apple, up to $580 off w/ trade-in
Prerorders for the new Apple iPad Pro are now live with prices starting at $799. Take advantage of Apple's trade-in offer and save up to $580. Or, get up to $200 back when you buy the 2021 iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular from Apple and activate it with a wireless network carrier within 14 days. The new 2021 iPad Pro starts from $799 with a storage capacity of up to 2TB. The base model 2021 iPad Pro features an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 chip, and 128GB of storage.
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Apple iPad Pro 12.9" Preorder: from $1,099 @ Apple, up to $580 off w/ trade-in
Save up to $580 when you buy the 2021 iPad Pro direct from Apple and trade-in your existing iPad. Or, get up to $200 back when you buy and activate the 2021 iPad Pro with Wi-Fi + Cellular. Starting from $1,099 the new 2021 iPad Pro 12.9-inch tablet also comes with up to 2TB of storage. 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.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: was $959 now $699 Best Buy
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7, one of the best tablets on the market, is now $250 off. It packs a 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 touch screen, Intel Core i3 CPU, Iris Plus Graphics, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. The iPad Pro competitor also comes with a type cover that can be used as a kickstand. View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro X (256GB): was $1,299 now $1,000 @ Amazon
Currently $299 off, the Surface Pro X is of the best tablets to buy. The base model Surface Pro X packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen LCD, ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. With both Wi-Fi and LTE support, the Surface Pro X ensures you're always connected. View Deal

Apple iPad Pro 12.9" 2020 (128GB): was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice iPad Pro is $101 off for a limited time. Powerful enough to replace your laptop, it packs a 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048) Liquid Retina display, an A12Z Bionic CPU and a 128GB of storage. It also features a dual-camera system with LIDAR scanner, and Wi-Fi 6 support. View Deal

Apple iPad Air (2020) 64GB: was $599 now $555 @ Amazon
Apple’s latest iPad Air is now $44 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4: was $230 now $180 @ Amazon
Best Buy's Mother's Day deals takes $50 off the Galaxy Tab A7 10.4. This 10.4-inch tablet is a solid choice if you want to upgrade mom's entertainment experience. The Galaxy Tab A7's ultra-widescreen display and Dolby Atmos surround-sound quad speakers makes streaming content come to life. Best Buy mirrors this Galaxy Tab dealView Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB): was $650 now $530 @ Amazon
One of the best tablet deals out there right now takes $120 on the Galaxy Tab S7. This powerful Samsung tablet has has a gorgeous 11-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel IPS display, a snappy Snapdragon 865+ processor and it comes with an S Pen. What's more, its battery lasts for 13+ hours on a full charge. View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: was $110 now $85 @ Amazon
Amazon's Mother's Day deals are in full swing with solid discounts on its family of HD tablets. As part of the sale, you can save $25 on the Amazon HD 8 Plus. ng. It features an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 2.0-GHz quad-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet: was $150 now $95 @ Amazon
Now $55 off in the Amazon's Mother's Day sale, the Fire HD 10 is one of the most affordable tablets around. With its bright, vivid 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) display and fast performance, the Fire HD is a great entertainment tablet. It's one of the best Mother's Day tablet deals you can get. View Deal