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The best cheap tablet deals in January 2021

Apple iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Best tablet deals right now (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

We're in mid-January and the best tablet deals of of 2021 continue to roll out. We're currently seeing considerable markdowns on Apple iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Microsoft Surface tablets, and more. 

CES 2021 just wrapped and mobile PC manufacturers unveiled their next-gen tablets. Meanwhile, retailers are offering markdowns on previous-gen tablets which is great news for the budget conscious. 

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 latest iPad to the premium Surface Pro X, here are the best tablet deals you can get right now.

Best tablet deals right now

Best tablet deals 

Microsoft Surface Pro X (256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
This tablet deal knocks $200 off the Microsoft Surface Pro X. It packs a 13-inch (2880 x 1920) touchscreen LCD, ARM-based Microsoft SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. With both WiFi and LTE support, the Surface Pro X ensures you're always connected. Best Buy' has it for the same price.View Deal

Apple iPad Air (2020) 64GB: was $599 now $559 @ Amazon
Apple’s latest iPad Air is now $40 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

Apple iPad 10.2-inch 2020 (32GB): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
This Amazon holiday deal takes $30 off the latest iPad. The new iPad 8 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 12.9" 2020 (128GB): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The Editor's Choice iPad Pro is powerful enough to replace your laptop. This model packs a 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048) Liquid Retina display, an A12Z Bionic CPU, 128GB of storage, a new dual-camera system with LIDAR scanner, and Wi-Fi 6 support. View Deal

Galaxy Tab S6 10.5" (128GB): was $730 now $530 @ Amazon
Amazon takes $200 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 in this excellent tablet deal. It packs a 10.5-inch (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4: was $229 now $199 @ Best Buy
This tablet deal takes $30 off the Galaxy Tab A4 10.4. Its 10.4-inch, ultra-widescreen display and Dolby Atmos surround-sound quad speakers makes streaming content come to life.  View Deal

LG G Pad 5 10.1: was $300 now $223 @ Amazon
The LG G Pad 5 is currently $77off in an Amazon holiday deal. This Android tablet packs a 2-GHz MTK MT6762 CPU, with 4GB of RAM with 32GB of storage. The 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1200 display is bright and vibrant which is great for watching movies or playing games. View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro 7: was $999 now $789 Walmart
The Microsoft Surface Pro 7, one of the best tablets on the market, is now $210 off It packs a 12.3-inch screen, an Intel Core i5 CPU, Iris Plus Graphics, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and Windows 10 Home. The iPad Pro competitor also comes with a type cover that can be used as a kickstand. View Deal