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

Best tablet deals 2022 – iPad, Android, Fire, Galaxy tablets
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With so many seasonal sales, there's never been a better time to score one of the best tablet deals. But, with so many devices on offer, which tablet is best for you? And which deals are genuine, and which are duds? Here's our pick of the best tablet deals...

Apple's iPads are always a good bet. They offer high-quality displays, good sound and slick iOS software. They're not always the cheapest, though. 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 another good option for 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. Here are 2022's best tablet deals...

Best Apple iPad deals

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2021 Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) $329 $279 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
This is a seriously low price for the 2021 iPad, so grab this deal while stock lasts! We rated this model five stars, praising its 10.2-inch display, excellent picture quality, refined sound and sophisticated front camera.

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2021 iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi $499 $459 at Amazon (save $40) (opens in new tab)
Amazon has stock of Apple's mini marvel at a tasty discount. Similar deals have sold out quickly, so get your skates on if you like the sound of an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic chip and TouchID at a bargain price.

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2021 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 128GB) $799 $749 at Amazon (save $50) (opens in new tab)
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.

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2022 Apple iPad Air M1 (Wi-Fi, 64GB) $599 $559 at Amazon (save $40) (opens in new tab)
Amazingly, Apple's latest tablet is also reduced! Save big on this speedy slate with Apple M1 chip and stunning 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display. 

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Get up to $555 credit when you trade in your old iPad (opens in new tab)Considering a new iPad? You can bag up to $555 off a new tablet when you trade in your old iPad at your local Apple Store.

Best Amazon Fire tablet deals

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Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB (2020) $89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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.

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Fire HD 10 tablet (2021) $149 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is on 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.

Best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 256GB $679 $529 at Amazon (save $150) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Amazon has knocked even more money off Samsung's 2021,  iPad-rivalling, Android tablet. The 12.4-inch slate comes with an S-Pen, so you can doodle, clip, tap and scribble notes.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (64GB) $279 $219 at Amazon (save $70) (opens in new tab)
It's not even 12 months since the A8 hit US stores, but it's already heavily discounted. If you want a budget 10.5-inch tablet that offers great streaming features and good battery life, this A8 deal could be just the ticket.

Best Microsoft Surface deals

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(Renewed) Surface Go 2 Pentium 128GB $524 $350 at Amazon (save $175) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)The original Surface Go was pretty average, with a five hour battery life. The Go 2 (now superseded by the Go 3) is far superior thanks to its 11-hour battery life, larger 10.5in screen and HD webcam for video calls. This renewed model is an awesome buy at this price.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 8 256GB $1200 $898 at Amazon (save $300) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Here's a massive discount on this multi-tasking tablet. The latest model, it sports a with 13-inch PixelSense display that automatically adjusts to ambient light and an Intel Evo chip that promises high-performance.

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Surface Pro X (256GB) $1500 $699 at Amazon (save $800) (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)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 is a journalist, copywriter and content designer based in the UK. He has written articles for T3, ShortList, The Sun, The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, Elle Deco, The Sunday Times, Men's Health, Mr Porter, Oracle and many more (including What Hi-Fi?). His specialities include mobile technology, electric vehicles and video streaming.