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Black Friday tablet deals 2021: Best early sales

Microsoft Surface Pro 8
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We're expecting the best Black Friday tablet deals of the season to surface on Black Friday 2021. The annual retail holiday offers a smorgasbord of deals from just about every retailer. 

So if you want to buy a tablet for someone special or yourself, Black Friday is one of the best times to save. We expect to see massive discounts on today's best tablets including iPads, Galaxy Tabs and Surface Pro and Kindle Fire tablets. 

Black Friday tablet deals to expect

Amazon Fire Tablets: Currently, Amazon is leading the charge by offering early Black Friday tablet deals right now with its sitewide Epic Daily Deals sale. One of its standout Fire tablet deals offers the new Amazon Fire HD 10 for just $99. That's $50 off its $149 list price and the Fire HD 10's lowest price ever. 

The new Fire HD 10 features a 10-inch 1080p display, 8-core processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life and arrives pre-loaded with popular streaming apps like Netflix and Hulu. Powered by Amazon's Android-based Fire OS, the Fire HD 10 is one of the best budget tablets you can get. 

Apple iPad: Expect to see stellar discounts on just about every iPad model on Black Friday. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H and Walmart will likely offer deep discounts on Apple's premium tablets. 

Earlier this year, we saw discounts of $40 to $50 on the 2021 iPad and iPad 2021 iPad mini. So far, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with M1 chip so far has seen discounts of up to $250 for the 2TB model. During Black Friday, retailers could slash an extra $30 to $50 or more off Apple's premium tablets.

If you want to grab an iPad for the lowest price possible, we recommend you wait for Black Friday tablet deals for the best savings. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab: As for Black Friday deals on Samsung tablets, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy S7+ will see considerable markdowns. The lowest price we've seen for the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S7 fall to this year is $389 ($260 off) in a Samsung flash deal. Meanwhile, the 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7+'s lowest price to date is $509 ($340 off). These tablets could hit new record low prices during Black Friday as retailers make way for new inventory. 

Samsung's premium Galaxy Tab S7 is one of the best Android tablets to buy. The entry model Galaxy Tab S7 has an 11-inch (2560 x, 1600) TFT display, snappy Snapdragon 865+ octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. 

Meanwhile, the new Galaxy Tab S7 SE is currently $466 ($63 off) on Amazon. However, we don't see it going any lower than $459 for Black Friday. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE looks nearly identical to the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and ships with its own S Pen stylus. It packs a 12.4-inch (2560 × 1600) TFT display, 1.8GHz octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 

Microsoft Surface Pro: Following the recent release of the Surface Pro 8, we predict the previous-gen Surface Pro 7 will see its lowest price yet on Black Friday. The Surface Pro 7 with keyboard bundle briefly fell to $559 ($400 off) at Best Buy — its lowest price ever. Given that the sale didn't last long, it may have been a premature Black Friday deal that we'll see again next month.  

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro 7+ tablet PCs are more affordable iPad Pro alternatives. With the optional Surface Type Cover keyboard, they can serve as a laptop replacement for some. 

If you can't afford to wait until Black Friday, the Surface Pro 7 is worth considering.

Although it's unlikely the just-released Surface Pro 8 will get a significant price cut on Black Friday, we can't rule out bundle deals. The best Surface Pro 8 bundle deal so far comes courtesy of Best Buy. For a limited time, you'll get a free Xbox wireless controller (valued at $59) when you purchase Microsoft's latest tablet from $1,099. 

When is Black Friday 2021? 

Black Friday 2021 falls on Friday, November 26 this year. Technically, Black Friday is a one-day shopping event, however, awesome discounts can be had weeks before and the days after on Cyber Monday. 

While the big shopping weekend is still weeks from now, early Black Friday-like deals are already here. This week, Amazon's Epic Daily Deals offers discounts for holiday shoppers who want to get an early start. 

Black Friday 2021 is expected to offer tons of fantastic deals on today’s best tablets. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday 2021 deals hub for the best retail holiday discounts. 

Want to buy a tablet sooner than later? Here are the best Black Friday tablet deals available right now. 

Black Friday tablet deals — Amazon Fire tablets

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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. 

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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. 

Black Friday tablet deals — Microsoft Surface Pro

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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: up to $400 off @ Microsoft Store
Save up to $400 on various configuration Surface Pro 7 tablets at the Microsoft Store. Even better, get a Surface Pen for $67 ($32 off) when you bundle it with your purchase. 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 w/ Keyboard (Core i3): was $959 now $599 @ Best Buy
Save $360 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover Keyboard bundle at Best Buy. 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). 

Black Friday tablet deals — Apple iPad

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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.

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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. Amazon also offers the 2TB model 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $1,949 ($250 off). 

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Apple iPad Air (64GB): 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.

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Apple iPad mini (64GB): up to $580 off w/ trade-in @ Apple
Get up to $580 in credit when you trade in your iPad via Apple's trade-in program. Apple's 6th gen compact tablet packs an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple's A15 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. There's a 12MP wide angle back camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login and payment. 

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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. 

Black Friday tablet deals — Samsung galaxy tab

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was $599 now $465 @ Amazon
Now $64 off, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is one of the best tablets to buy. 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. Walmart has it for the same price. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: was $729 now $650 @ Amazon
The 256GB base model Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi tablet is $80 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.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus: was $849 now $749 @ Amazon
Amazon is taking $100 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).

Black Friday tablet deals — Lenovo tablet

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Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab: was $269 now $189 @ Lenovo
For a limited time, save up to 66% select Lenovo tablets. One standout Black Friday deal preview takes $80 off the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab via coupon, "SNEAKYTABS". It features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) touch display, a 2.0-GHz Snapdragon 439 octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of microSD-expandable storage. 

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Lenovo Chromebook Duet: was $299 now $194 @ Amazon
At $86 off, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet is at its lowest price yet. For under $200, you get a capable tablet with a detachable keyboard for use as a laptop. The Chromebook Duet flaunts a sleek, portable design, good performance and 13-hour battery life. As for specs, it has a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) touch screen, a MediaTek Helio P60T 8-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Like all Chromebooks, it comes with an extra 15GB of Google Drive storage and Google Perks

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.