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Best Tablet Deals: Apple, Samsung and Budget Options for Less

Right now, there are several discounts on the best tablets from all of the big brands.

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$144 at Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: $144
Save $57
$130 at Best Buy
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Lenovo Tab M11 11-inch tablet: $130
Save $50
$317 at Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 128GB: $317
Save $113
$249 at Amazon
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10.2-inch, 9th-gen iPad (64GB): $249
Save $80
$400 at Amazon
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE: $400
Save $50
$500 at Amazon
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10.9-inch iPad Air (5th gen): $500
Save $99

Tablets have become an everyday part of many people's lives, providing an alternative way to binge the latest Netflix shows or play some casual video games. For some, they can even be a useful work component. These devices -- whether you're looking at Apple iPads or Android tablets -- often aren't cheap. That's why we scour the web for the latest deals, so you can pick one up at a much more palatable price.

Whether you're all-in on Apple gear or you want a tablet that offers a similar experience to your non-Apple phone, we've found some tablet deals that'll help you get your hands on one of these nifty devices for less. We'll also keep an eye on the very best deals as they crop up and will update this list accordingly, so be sure to check back if you don't yet see the right deal for you.

Best tablet deals

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At its discounted price, this relatively budget Android tablet is a good pick as an affordable entertainment tablet for kids. It features a small (kid-friendly) 8.7-inch display, with a 1,340x800-pixel resolution, protected by a sturdy, metal (kid-resistant) enclosure. Note that the keyboard case isn't included, and to get such a steep discount you need to go with the T-Mobile version.

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Cheap and cheerful, this Lenovo tablet is a decent budget option available at a discount from Best Buy. It comes in a storm gray color with 64GB of memory and an 11-inch screen with 1,920x1,200-pixel resolution. There's also a 128GB option currently on sale for just $10 more.

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The Tab S6 Lite is a great midrange tablet that has a little bit more power under the hood. It also runs a 2,000x1,200-resolution screen that's 10.4 inches. There's a larger 128GB of storage compared to other budget-friendly Samsung tablets, but you can expand it if you want to.

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The entry-level 10.2-inch iPad from 2021 should be your starting point for tablet shopping. This model lacks USB-C and still has the old-school home button, but it's compatible with the Apple Pencil stylus (sold separately). The baseline iPad remains a great option for kids, families and anyone else who wants a best-in-class touchscreen and Apple's full App Store and services support. Read our 9th-gen iPad review.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is part of the latest lineup of Galaxy tablets, and while it's not as powerful as the Ultra or the Plus, it is a lot cheaper. It's 10.9 inches and runs a 2,304x1,440-resolution screen, and has a powerful Exynos 1380 processor that's going to handle most stuff you throw at it.

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You can save $99 on Apple's latest iPad Air at Amazon right now. It costs $599 from the Apple Store and features Apple's M1 chip, found in the company's iPad Pros, along with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera that has the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. CNET's iPad expert Scott Stein still recommends the less expensive 10.2-inch iPad for most people, but sees this iPad Air as a solid step up. Read our iPad Air 2022 review.