It was a tough year for any one tablet to truly stand out in the competition. Check out the best releases.
Dealfisher via eBay offers the Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" 32GB WiFi 4G LTE Windows RT Tablet for AT&T in Black, model no. RX-114, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's $300 off list and the lowest total price we could find. Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1920x1080 IPS touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 6.7-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 802.11n wireless, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Windows RT 8.1. Deal ends February 4 at 10 am ET.
Microsoft via eBay offers the manufacturer-refurbished 1.5-lb. Microsoft Surface 2 10.6" 32GB Windows RT Tablet, model no. P3W-00001, for $229 with free shipping. That's $21 below last week's refurb mention and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb today by $101. It features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 T30 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 10.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) multitouch LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front- and rear-facing cameras, microSDXC card slot, up to 10-hour battery life, and Windows RT 8.1 OS. A 1-year Microsoft warranty applies.
DailySale offers the refurbished 1st-generation Apple iPad 32GB WiFi + 3G Tablet, model no. MC496LL/A, for $169 with free shipping. That's $231 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one, although we saw a refurb for $19 less last spring.
No warranty information is provided. Also, the countdown timer on the product page does not reflect an actual expiration time and resets daily.
A4C offers the refurbished ZAGGkeys Folio Keyboard Case for iPad Air in Black, model no. ZKFHFBKLIT105, for $19.95 with free shipping. That's $20 under last week's mention of a new one and the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished one now by $20. It features a Bluetooth keyboard that purportedly has 30% more typing space than similar cases, backlit keys, and three months of use on one charge. A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Quick Ship Electronic via eBay offers the open-box Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8" 16GB Android Tablet in White, model no. SM-T330NZWAXAR, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's $10 below our mention of a refurb from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet in any condition. (It's currently $69 below the best deal we could find for a new one.) It features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 16GB internal storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat).
CowBoom offers the used first-generation Kindle Fire HD 7" 16GB WiFi Android Tablet with Special Offers, model no. B0085P4OWM, for $79.99. Coupon code "Fire302515" cuts it to $49.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our fall mention of the second-generation model, $30 off, and the lowest price we could find. This WiFi-only tablet sports a 1.2GHz processor, 7" 1280x800 HD display, and 16GB of internal storage.
Note: No warranty information is provided. Also, this used item may be missing accessories and have dents or scratches.
TigerDirect via eBay offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4" 16GB Android Tablet in Titanium Bronze, model no. SM-T700NTSAXAR, or Dazzling White, model no. SM-T700NZWAXAR, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $40.) It features Exynos 5 Octa 1.9GHz quad-core and 1.3GHz quad core-processors, 8.4" 2560x1600 touchscreen display, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2.1-megapixel front camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, micro USB, a fingerprint scanner, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat).
Tanga offers the Targus Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for Tablets, model no. AKB33US, for $17.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest outright price we've seen and a current in-stock price low of $7. It's compatible with most iOS, Windows, and Android tablets and features up to seven months of battery life.
$200 off refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7" Android tablet in Midnight Black at AT&T Wireless