The Black Friday sales are finally here and there's some decent discounts this year on tablets. A highly desirable piece of tech, a tablet works as well for entertainment such as streaming video, listening to music and playing games as it does for work and study productivity. You can clip a keyboard onto many tablets, and use other accessories such as a pen. The top four brands are all included in this year's sales. You will be able to find an Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, Samsung Tab or Microsoft Surface to suit your budget. Lenovo and Huawei aren't as well known but they make decent tablets and are well worth looking out for.
Surprisingly, the sales this year have featured many of the latest models. There's up to £120 off Samsung Tab 7 models and Amazon has reduced almost all of it's Fire range by up to half price. Apple doesn't join in the Black Friday sales but you can snap up an iPad from other retailers with a small saving.
- The best Apple iPad deals
- The best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals
- The best Microsoft Surface deals
- The best Amazon Fire deals
- The best Lenovo & Huawei deals
The best Apple iPad deals
There won't be any stunning price drops on iPads to wow buyers. But you can still get a discount on the price of these highly desirable tablets, with up to $100 off in the US and £50 off in the UK.
In the UK buyers can save £50 on selected iPad models including the Pro and the Mini from various retailers. In the US, Staples has dropped the price of an iPad 3rd Gen by $100. There's $100 off selected iPads at Verizon including the iPad Mini (2021) reduced to $18.33mo from $21.66mo and $0 upfront. And Best Buy has Black Friday deals of up to $150 on selected iPads.
- Apple iPad Pro (2021) 128GB for £949 at Amazon
- Apple iPad Air (2020) 64GB for £529.97 at Amazon
- Apple iPad Mini (2021) 64GB for £342 at OnBuy
- Apple iPad Pro 3rd Gen 128GB for $699.99 at Staples
- Apple iPad Air 4th Gen 64GB for $569.99 at Amazon
- Apple iPad (9th Gen) 64GB for $11.99mo at Verizon
- Apple iPad Mini (2021) 64GB for $18.33mo at Verizon
- Apple iPad Air (4th Gen) 64GB for $20.99mo at Verizon
- Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (2021) 128GB for $29.99mo at Verizon
- Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) 128GB for $39.99mo at Verizon
- Apple iPad Mini (2021) 64GB for $499 at Amazon
- Apple 11-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) 128GB for $749.99 at Best Buy
- Apple 12.9-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) 128GB for $999 at Amazon
- Apple 11-Inch iPad Pro (Latest Model) 256GB for $849.99 at Best Buy
- Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) 512GB for $1,249 at Amazon
The best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a very popular range of tablets using the Android operating system. For UK buyers there's up to £100 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series in this year's Black Friday sale with retailers such as Amazon, AO and Samsung's own store participating.
If you're in the US you can save up to $230 on models ranging from the Tab S7+ to the budget A7. This includes up to 28% off at Amazon, while Dell has up to $200 off selected models in its sale and there's up to $230 off at Best Buy.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB for £519 at Argos
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G 64GB for £449 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 32GB for £119 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 32GB for $119.99 at Target
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 64GB for $129.99 at Best Buy
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 64GB for $254.99 at Dell
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB for $299.99 at Best Buy
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 2021 64GB for $429.99 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB for $499 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 512GB for $599.99 at Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 128GB for $699 at Amazon
The best Microsoft Surface deals
The Microsoft Surface is a Windows-based device that bridges the gab between the flexibility of a tablet and the functionality of a laptop. It's a highly portable device that works well for anyone who doesn't really want to give up using a keyboard.The latest Microsoft Surface tablet is the Pro 8 and we don't expect to see this in the sales this year. For UK buyers, if you can still find a retailer with stock, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 256GB SSD is on sale with more than £250 off. Right now it's available at Amazon, with a saving of £288. There are similar offers for US buyers and again the best price we found was a Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with a discount of $199 at Amazon.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 10th Gen 256GB SSD for £881 at Amazon
- Microsoft Surface GO 2 128GB SSD for £339 at Amazon
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 128GB for $699.99 at Amazon
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 256GB for $1,077 at Amazon
The best Amazon Fire deals
The Amazon Fire is a highly affordable range of tablets that are perfect for basic tasks such as watching movies and TV shows, browsing the internet and writing emails. The Fire tablet tops the lists when it comes to Christmas gifts, and this year Amazon has reduced its Fire range by up to half price in the sale. This includes the popular Kids series of Fire tablets.
- Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for £19.99 at Amazon
- Fire TV Stick 4K for £24.99 at Amazon
- Fire 7 Tablet with Ads for £29.99 at Amazon
- Fire TV Stick 4K Max for £36.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Tablet with Ads for £39.99 at Amazon
- Fire TV Cube 4K media player for £59.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Kids tablet for £69.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 tablet with Ads for £79.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 tablet without Ads for £89.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet for £109.99 at Amazon
- Fire 7 Kids tablet 16GB for $59.99 at Amazon
- Fire 7 tablet for $34.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet 32GB for $119.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 Plus tablet (2021) 32GB for $104.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 10 tablet (2021) 32GB for $74.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Kids Pro 32GB for $69.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 8 Plus tablet 32GB for $54.99 at Amazon
- Fire HD 8 tablet 32GB for $44.99 at Amazon
The best Lenovo & Huawei deals
If you're not worried about getting one of the big brands, then you can do well with a tablet from Lenovo or Huawei. In testing both these models fare comparatively well, plus they are both well established technology brands. Lenovo is well known for high-end, highly portable business laptops. For UK buyers, if you opt for the Lenovo deal offered by John Lewis you'll also get a two year guarantee included.
- Huawei MatePad 10.4in Tablet 32GB for £179 at Amazon
- Lenovo Tab M7 32GB (3rd Gen) for £59.99 at Amazon
- Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 64GB for £149 at John Lewis
- Lenovo Tab M10 32GB for £99.99 at Amazon
- Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Tablet 128GB for $449.99 at Walmart
- Lenovo Smart Tab M10 HD 32GB for $129.99 at Walmart
You can also head to our Jelly Deals Twitter page, where we are firing off all kinds of discounts on most Black Friday sales the moment they go up! There's no resource more valuable during Black Friday.