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Best Black Friday tablet deals 2021 – iPad, Android, Fire, Galaxy tablets

Apple iPad 9 (2021) – Best tablet deals 2021
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With Black Friday deals everywhere, now is the time to buy the tablet of your choice at a discount. But with so many tablets to choose from, which would suit you best? Here's a quick rundown of what's on offer...

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

Samsung's classy Android tablets are a good option for both work and play, and top-of-the-range models 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.

There's plenty of hot tablet deals below, including some huge savings, courtesy of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday sales... 

Apple iPad deals

2021 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB) $899

2021 iPad Pro (Wi-Fi, 256GB) $899 $849 at Amazon (save $50)
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 welcome $50 discount. There's also $120 off the 512GB model at Amazon.

Free $100 Apple gift cards with iPad Pros at Apple

Free $100 Apple gift cards with iPad Pros at Apple Considering a 2021 iPad Pro 11-inch or 12.9-inch? Apple says you'll be able to get a $100 Apple Gift Card from Black Friday (26th Nov) though to Cyber Monday (29th Nov).

Renewed iPad Pro (2020) 11in $900

Renewed iPad Pro (2020) 11in $900 $705 at Amazon (save $195)
You can find some extraordinary discounts on renewed iPads at Amazon (and the retailer claims they "work and look like new"). Here's almost $200 off the 256GB iPad Pro, which only launched a year ago. It boasts Apple's fast A12Z Bionic processor, so it's ideal for creative stuff, gaming and video streaming.

Renewed iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi $400

Renewed iPad Mini 64GB wi-fi $400 $357 at Amazon (save $43)
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) $90

Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB (2020) $90 $45 at Amazon (save $45)
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) $150

Fire HD 10 tablet (2021) $150 $75 at Amazon (save $75)
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 – and with a 50% discount too!

Samsung Galaxy Tab deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB $649

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB $649 $499 at Amazon (save $150)
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 64GB $549

Surface Go 2 64GB $549 $399 at Amazon (save $150)
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 $683 at Amazon (save $217)
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 $1429 at Amazon (save $370)
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 huge 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.