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Best tablet deals 2020 and early Black Friday deals

The best tablet deals aren't always easy to find, but that's where we come in. Whether you're after a discount iPad, a cut-price Fire HD or a cheap Galaxy Tab, we've sought out the lowest prices and laid them bare below.

Not that you need an excuse to buy a new tablet. The best tablets are fantastic bits of kit and extremely versatile – the tech equivalent of Swiss Army Knives, if you will. Whether you're after an entertainment hub, productivity powerhouse, portable music streamer, ebook reader or video player, tablets do it all.

They're tend to be a lot more travel-friendly than laptops, too, so they're that much more portable and convenient. Prefer to clack away on physical keys? You can always add a wireless keyboard accessory. 

Just one problem: the best tablets don't come cheap. So to help you sniff out the biggest savings, we've picked out the best tablet deals below. And with Black Friday and Cyber Monday also on the card, we'll be keeping an ever keener eye on prices.

Top 3 tablet deals 

Best iPad deals

Apple iPad 10.2in 2019 32GB Silver £349 £299 at John Lewis
If you're looking for a cheap iPad, the 2019 model is a great place to start. The display misses out on HDR support but the natural-looking picture is impressive and the sound is loud and dynamic. A user-friendly device at a user-friendly price.View Deal

Apple iPad Air 10.5 256GB wi-fi £629 £580 at Amazon
You can score £50 off an iPad Air wi-fi at Amazon. It's the 2019 model and missed out on a few of Apple's latest business features, but it's still a high-performing tablet with a stunning display, at a bargain price.View Deal

Apple iPad Mini (+ Beats headphones) £379 £339 at John Lewis
High street favourite John Lewis is offering a substantial £40 off the 2019 iPad Mini when you buy it with a pair of eligible Beats headphones. That cuts the price of the 64GB Wi-Fi version from £379 to a more manageable £339. View Deal

Apple iPad Mini 256GB wi-fi £549 £500 at Amazon
Want to treat yourself to a little more onboard storage? How about four times as much? You can currently save £49 on the 256GB wi-fi-only iPad mini at Amazon. 
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Best Amazon Fire tablet deals

Amazon Fire HD 10 32GB £159 £149 at Amazon
Amazon Prime members can save £10 off this five-star, 10.1in tablet. Not a Prime member? You can always fix that with this 30-day free trial. A bargain.View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 8 £89.99 at Amazon
Here's another seriously cheap, feature-packed Fire HD tablet. This 8in model is built for entertainment rather than work, but £90 gets you a decent display, 10 hour battery life and slick Alexa voice control. 

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Amazon Fire HD 7 £59.99 £49.99 at Amazon
The 2019 version of Amazon's cheapest tablet boasts more power and more storage than the old model. You get a 7in screen and, thanks to Alexa, you can use your voice to play videos. A brilliant budget all-rounder.View Deal

Best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 wi-fi £619 £599 at Amazon
The S7 is Samsung's latest challenger to the iPad Pro. It features a gorgeous 11in LED screen, Dolby Atmos support and a redesigned S Pen stylus for scribbling away.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 32GB £139 £129 at Amazon
This deal gets you a tasty £10 off Samsung's family-friendly budget tablet with 8in display and 32GB of storage. Grab the discount while you can.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 32GB Wi-Fi £600 £436 at BT
This premium Android tablet comes with Samsung's S Pen stylus, a decent 9.7in screen that's capable of HDR video playback and Dolby Atmos sound. It's getting a bit long in the tooth now, but that means you can bag a £150 off the usual price.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Oxford Grey) £350 £306 at Amazon
The 2019 Tab S6 Lite sports a 10.4in display, Dolby Atmos and four AKG-tuned internal speakers. Unlike its rival, the iPad, this tablet also comes with a stylus pen in the box. Pocket this discount while you can.View Deal

Best Microsoft Surface deals

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 128GB £899 £799 at Amazon
You can save £100 off this multi-tasking marvel, which boasts a 12.3in PixelSense display with facial recognition. We typically see the best deals on the Pro 7 but for a more affordable Surface, check out the smaller Surface Go (below).  View Deal

Microsoft Surface Go 2 128GB £610 £549.99 at Amazon
Save almost £70 off this affordable Windows tablet with 10.5in touchscreen, improved resolution, better battery life and HD front and rear cameras for video calling. The iPad Pro is better – but it's twice the price.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro X Essentials Bundle £1189 £1063 at Microsoft
The mighty Surface Pro X features a new processor developed by Microsoft and Qualcomm, a luscious 13in display and a 10MP 4K camera on the rear. This exclusive Microsoft Store bundle includes 15 months of Microsoft 365, saving you up to £237, plus 50% off accessories.View Deal