Amazon October Prime Day Early Access tablet deals 2022 — Last chance to save!

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Amazon's October Prime Day Sale offers early holiday deals for bargain shoppers. The retailer's first Prime Early Access Sale is starting to wind down, but you still have time to get an early start on your holiday gift list. While Black Friday is generally viewed as the holiday shopping season kick-off, this year is different. Amazon and just about every other retailer offer early holiday deals in October

In response to frugal shoppers looking to beat inflation, retailers are starting holiday deals earlier than ever. End-of-year discounts on tablets tend to offer the lowest prices of the year. Although Black Friday deals are typically aggressive, October savings are just as generous. In fact, you can get the lowest prices ever on some of the industry's best tablets today. 

For example, you can save up to 50% on Amazon's best-selling Fire tablets right now. Prices start at just $45. 

Looking for bargains on premium tablets from Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft? There are plenty of holiday deals on iPads, Surface tablets, and Galaxy Tabs to be had this month. 

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale ends Oct. 12. And while that doesn't mean the best deals are gone, it does mean that they'll be gone soon (or at least until Black Friday and Cyber Monday).  Be sure to visit our Prime Day Early Access Sale page for the best mobile tech deals from Amazon's October sale. 

See today's best Amazon October Prime Day tablet deals below.

Today's best tablet deals

Best October Prime Day tablet deals

Apple iPad 9th Generation: $329 (opens in new tab)

Apple iPad 9th Generation:$329 $269 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on the 10.2-inch Apple iPad. Apple's 9th generation iPad sports a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, 128GB 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 M1 iPad Air 5: $599 (opens in new tab)

Apple M1 iPad Air 5: $599 $519 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $80 on the 5th generation iPad Air at Amazon. The 2022 iPad Air 5 packs a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone. Rounding out its specs are Apple's M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. For image capturing and video calls it has a 12MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP FaceTime Camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment. Amazon also offers the 256GB modeal for $679 (opens in new tab) ($70 off).

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: $229 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: $229 $159 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $70 on the Galaxy Tab A8. Whether you're looking for a tablet to read books and watch video on or you want to give your kids something to play with, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a great choice. It features a  10.5-inch LCD display with 32GB of storage. And thanks to the microSD slot, you can expand the storage if necessary. You can also buy this tablet directly from Samsung for as low as $85 (opens in new tab) with trade-in. 

Galaxy Tab S8 128GB: $699 (opens in new tab)

Galaxy Tab S8 128GB: $699 $559 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $140 on the 128GB Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. Samsung's flagship tablet packs an 11-inch (2560 x 1600) LTPS TFT display up to 120Hz for smooth content streaming and gaming. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM ensures fast and speedy responsiveness. Rounding out its specs are 128GB of microSD-expandable storage and an 8,000mAH battery. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: $1,029 (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: $1,029 $689 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $340 on the Surface Pro 7 Plus with Type Cover Bundle. It packs a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) display, 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of fast SSD storage. This is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this bundle and one of the best tablet deals of the season. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 8: $1,099 (opens in new tab)

Microsoft Surface Pro 8: $1,099 $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $300 on the Editor's Choice Microsoft Surface Pro 8. Our favorite 2-in-1 tablet scored a high rating of 4 out of 5 stars with us for its gorgeous display, powerful performance and excellent webcam. At just $20 shy of its all-time Amazon price low, it's one of the best tablet deals you can get.

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus: $209 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus: $209 $169 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $40 on the 10.3-inch FHD display with TDDI technology is great for all your content consumption needs, powered by a fast and powerful octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Lenovo Tab M10 Plus is also packed with an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera, dual microphones and two side speakers tuned with Dolby Atmos. 

Amazon Fire HD 10: $149 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 10: $149 $74 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save 50% on the Fire HD 10 — one of the best budget tablets around. It has a 10.1-inch 1080p display and rate 12 hour battery life which makes it perfect for streaming content and gaming. It runs on a powerful octa-core CPU alongside 3GB of RAM for snappy navigation and app launching. 

Amazon Fire HD 8: $89 $44 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 8: $89 $44 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is 50% off at Amazon right now. It's 30% faster than its predecessor and supports wireless charging. It features an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 2.0-GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179 $104 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179 $104 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $75 on the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus for a limited time. It’s everything from the Fire HD 10 with the welcome inclusion of a gorgeous soft-touch plastic design, twice the RAM and wireless charging. 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: $109 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: $109 $54 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the best October Prime Day deals takes $55 off the Amazon HD 8 Plus. It has all the same specs as the new Fire HD 8 except that it packs 3GB of RAM.

Amazon Fire HD 10 w/ Keyboard: $269 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 10 w/ Keyboard: $269 $139 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $130 on the Fire HD with keyboard. That is, If you want to make your Fire HD 10 tablet tablet feel a little more like a laptop. Enjoy a full 1080p 10-inch display, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage at a reasonable price.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: $179 $104 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Amazon October Prime Day deal knocks $75 off the Fire HD 10 Plus. It’s everything from the Fire HD 10 with the welcome inclusion of a gorgeous soft-touch plastic design, twice the RAM and wireless charging.

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial (opens in new tab)

Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial (opens in new tab)
Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale offers exclusive member-only discounts for Prime members. If you're not a Prime member, join Amazon Prime now to shop Prime Early Access deals. 

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.