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The best cheap tablet deals in August 2021

The best cheap tablet deals
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If you're in the market for a new tablet, now is the perfect time to buy. Back to school and retailers are offering solid discounts on the industry's best tablet PC. 

So if you're shopping on a budget, you won't have to pay retail price for a new iPad, Galaxy Tab or Lenovo Tab. We're searching high and low for the best tablet deals and rounding them up below.

Whether you want a tablet for entertainment, productivity or a rugged kids tablet, we've got you covered. 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 right now

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 Air 2020: was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
One of the best Apple deals happing right now takes $60 off the latest iPad Air. 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

Apple iPad Pro 11" (128GB): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon
The iPad Pro is currently $50 off at Amazon which drops it to its lowest price yet. 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: 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. View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro X: was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can save $199 on the Microsoft Surface Pro X. It packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen, ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. With both Wi-Fi and LTE support, the Surface Pro X ensures that you're always connected. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB): was $649 now $559 @ Amazon
One of the best tablet deals at Amazon takes $90 off 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7": was $159 now $129 @ Amazon
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is $30 off at Amazon. Light and portable, it features an 8.7-inch (1340 x 800) TFT display, MediaTek MT8768N 8-core processor, and 32GB of storage. With its durable metal frame and powerful performance, it's a tablet the whole family can share. View Deal

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost,, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.