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Best tablet deals 2022 – iPad, Android, Fire, Galaxy tablets

Apple iPad 9 (2021) – Best tablet deals 2021
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With so many seasonal sales, there's never been a better time to grab one of the best tablet deals. But with so many devices on offer, which tablet is best for you? Here's a quick rundown...

Apple's iPads offer high-quality displays, good sound and slick iOS software – but they're not the cheapest. If you're on a tight budget, Amazon's Fire HD tablets could be for you. These nicely-priced slates offer decent screens and tons of apps. 

Samsung's classy Android tablets are a good option for both work and play. Top-of-the-range models, such as the Galaxy Tab S7+, can rival the iPad Pro. Heavy gamer or business user? Consider Microsoft's high-end Windows-powered tablets, which boast ultra-fast processors and sharp displays.

Right, now the fun bit. You'll find 2022's best tablet deals neatly arranged below...

Apple iPad deals

2021 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 1TB) $1099

2021 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 1TB) $1099 $979 at Amazon (save $100)
We called Apple's latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro "the pinnacle of portable cinema". This deal is on the 11-inch variant, which shares a lot of its larger sibling's charm and includes a very welcome discount.

Get up to $550 credit when you trade in your old iPad

Get up to $550 credit when you trade in your old iPad Considering a new iPad? You can bag up to $550 off a new tablet when you trade in your old iPad at your local Apple Store.

Renewed iPad Pro (2020) 11in $900

Renewed iPad Pro (2020) 11in $900 $850 at Amazon (save $50)
You can find some extraordinary discounts on renewed iPads at Amazon (the retailer claims they "work and look like new"). Here's a big chunk off the 256GB iPad Pro, which only launched a year ago and boasts Apple's fast A12Z Bionic processor. It's ideal for creative stuff, gaming and streaming.

Renewed iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi $400

Renewed iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi $400 $348 at Amazon (save $52)
Amazon has 'renewed' stock of Apple's mini marvel at  a tasty discount. Similar deals have sold out quickly, so get your skates on if you want to pick up an iPad Mini at a seriously-low price. 

iPad Air 4 64GB (Open Box)  $599

iPad Air 4 64GB (Open Box) $599 $539 at Best Buy (save $60)
Here's another awesome deal on an open box iPad. Apple's mid-range tablet boasts a 10.9in Liquid Retina display and high-end performance courtesy of the A14 Bionic chip with Neural Engine. A great buy for those who want a powerful tablet at a discount. 

Amazon Fire tablet deals

Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB (2020) $89 at Amazon

Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB (2020) $89 at Amazon
This is a seriously cheap, and yet surprisingly feature-packed Fire HD tablet. Sure, it's built for entertainment rather than work, but it gets you a decent 8in display, 10 hour battery life and Alexa voice control. A steal.

Fire HD 10 tablet (2021) $149 at Amazon

Fire HD 10 tablet (2021) $149 at Amazon
This is the "All-new" Fire HD 10, which features a brighter 10.1in 1080p HD display compared to the 2019 model. A ton of tablet for the money.

Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB $649

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB $649 $510 at Amazon (save $140)
Amazon has knocked even more money off Samsung's 2021 iPad-rivalling tablet. The 11in Super AMOLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate, so its great for gaming, streaming and scrolling.

Microsoft Surface deals

Surface Go 2 M3 128GB $730

Surface Go 2 M3 128GB $730 $599 at Amazon (save $130)
The original Surface Go was pretty average, with a five hour battery life. The latest model Go 2 is far superior thanks to its 11-hour battery life, larger 10.5in screen and HD webcam for video calls. An awesome buy at this price.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 128GB $

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 128GB $899 $755 at Amazon (save $144)
Here's a massive discount on this multi-tasking tablet. The latest model, it sports a with 12.3in PixelSense display that automatically adjusts to ambient light and a battery that fast-charges to 80% in one hour.

Surface Pro X 512GB $1799

Surface Pro X 512GB $1799 $1080 at Amazon (save $719)
The high-end Surface Pro X is a beast. It sports an ultra-powerful processor, a stunning 13in PixelSense display and a 10MP 4K rear camera. If you insist on the best of everything – and a mega discount – this tablet deal is for you. 

Tom has been writing about tech for 17 years, first on staff at T3 magazine, then in a freelance capacity for Men's Health, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile tech, electric cars and video streaming.