Well over a decade after it was first announced, tablets remain synonymous with the iPad.
Apple’s original was an industry-defining device, and there are plenty of different models to choose from these days.
However, they’re by no means your only option. Lots of phone companies have joined Samsung in making Android tablets recently, while several slates running Windows are released every year. We also shouldn’t forget about Amazon’s budget-friendly Fire tablets.
If you’re considering buying one of these, Black Friday is usually a great time. But the next one isn’t until 24 November 2023, followed by Cyber Monday three days later.
You don’t necessarily need to wait, though, with tablets discounted throughout the year. It’s worth reading our best tablet chart to decide which device is right for you, then our Black Friday what to expect guide for all the tools you need to get a great deal.
Best Black Friday tablet deals in the US
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
From: Best Buy
Now: $899.99 ($450 off)
Best Buy has an excellent deal on the Surface Pro 8, offering $450 off the 256GB model. If you don’t mind not having the latest model, this is a great choice.
Best Black Friday tablet deals in the UK
Apple iPad mini (2021)
Now: £575 (£174 off)
Currys has 23% off the RRP of the latest iPad mini with 256GB of storage. That cheapest price only applies to the Silver Grey model, but Grey only costs £4 more.