If you're in the market for a tablet, there's no better time to consider picking one up than over Black Friday weekend. Here we've collated a host of offers on the latest and greatest slates from the likes of Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and more.

Tablets fill all sorts of niches, with some serving as the ideal tool or toy to keep your little sprogs educated or amused, as a multimedia device for entertainment on the go, as a means of content creation for digital artists or as a productivity device that outperforms traditional laptops on portability.

Apple iPads are the most well-known tablets out there but Microsoft's Surface line, Samsung's Galaxy Tab series and Amazon's Fire tablet range are all worth considering too.

Check out our rankings of the best tablets and best cheap tablets for inspiration and some detailed buying advice, so that you know what to look for.

Best tablet deals in the UK

1. Apple 12.9in iPad Pro (2020, 1TB)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,469

Now: £1,249.97  (£219.03 off)

Nab a not-insignificant reduction on the top 1TB storage version of the iPad Pro 12.9in from 2020. This isn't a Prime-only deal, so all Amazon customers can buy it, we just don't know how long it'll be available at this price.

2. Apple iPad Air (2020, 256GB, cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £859

Now: £799  (£60 off)

A great discount on the latest iPad Air with cellular connectivity. Given the rarity of great iPad discounts, there's no guarantee this deal will be around beyond Black Friday weekend. Discount varies by colour, so double check before purchase.

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (128GB)

From: Currys

Was: £799

Now: £679  (£120 off)

This excellent deal saves you 15% on the usual asking price of the Galaxy Tab S7+, Samsung's latest flagship tablet. Similar discounts can be found on the 256GB model, both at Currys and Amazon.

4. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 256GB)

From: Microsoft

Was: £1,169

Now: £899  (£270 off)

This mid-tier Surface Pro 7 has been heavily discounted now its successor has arrived. Get £270 off a black i5 model, with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD from the Microsoft Store, although doubling the RAM on the Platinum variant has a £280 saving.

5. Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Pentium Gold 4425Y, 8GB, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: £529

Now: £339  (£190 off)

The Surface Go 3 might have launched back in mid-2020, but it remains a great little device. This model pairs the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. However, the Microsoft Store matches it on price and offers a £90 saving on the cheapest Core M3 configuration

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB, cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £719

Now: £619  (£100 off)

This 4G LTE 11in Tab S7 is an absolute powerhouse, despite being on the lower rung of Samsung's 2020 Tab S ladder. Best of all, it's available with a tidy discount right now.

7. Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (64GB, no ads)

From: Amazon

Was: £219.99

Now: £149.99  (£70 off)

The Fire HD 10 Plus is only a few months old, but Amazon already has a great deal on its most expensive tablet. This 2021 model with 64GB is now available with a 32% discount. It comes with ads on the lock screen, although the model without these is currently out of stock.

8. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2020, 1TB, cellular)

From: Amazon

Was: £1,419

Now: £1,181.41  (£237.59 off)

Apple has discontinued the 2020 iPad Pro (there's the 2021 model to think about) but the tablet is still available from other retailers if you can manage without the M1 chip. This saving from Amazon is among its biggest yet, for the 1TB storage model with Wi-Fi and 4G support.

9. Lenovo Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus Gen 2 (32GB)

From: Lenovo

Was: £199.99

Now: £129.99  (£70 off)

Lenovo's updated second-gen Smart Tab M10 FHD Plus includes integrated Amazon Alexa and comes with a compatible Smart Dock so that the Tab doubles as a smart home hub. Currently, Lenovo has knocked £70 off the price for Black Friday.

10. Amazon Fire HD 10 (64GB, no ads) + keyboard + MS365

From: Amazon

Was: £309.97

Now: £199.97  (£110 off)

This productivity bundle deal from Amazon includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal and a detachable Bluetooth keyboard, paired with the company's own ad-free 2021 Fire HD 10 tablet.

11. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020, 32GB, 4G LTE)

From: Amazon

Was: £269

Now: £230  (£39 off)

Samsung's smart 10.4in 2020 slate – the Tab A7 – features a super sturdy but lightweight 7mm thick metal body, quad Dolby Atmos-certified speakers and a nice discount in this latest Amazon deal on the 4G model. However, you'll have to wait until after Black Friday for it to arrive.

Best tablet deals in the US

1. Apple iPad Pro 11in (2021, 128GB)

From: Amazon

Was: $1,099

Now: $999  ($100 off)

This is a great deal on Apple's latest 11in premium slate. A saving of $100 on the usual asking price brings this 11in Wi-Fi only model with 128GB of storage under $1,000.

2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 256GB)

From: Best Buy

Was: $1,199.99

Now: $799.99  ($400 off)

There's an excellent Surface Pro 7 deal here if you're based in the US. Best Buy is selling the device for under $800, saving you $400 on the usual asking price. Similar savings can be found on other configurations, but you'll need to buy the Type Cover separately.

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ (128GB)

From: Amazon US

Was: $849.99

Now: $669  ($180.99 off)

The silver model of Samsung's 128GB flagship tablet is now available with a significant discount on Amazon. There are also reductions on the other colourways and the 256GB SKU, however, the discounts there aren't quite as significant.

4. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE (256GB)

From: Amazon

Was: $679.99

Now: $529.99  ($150 off)

Samsung's latest Galaxy Tab S7 FE, with 256GB storage and an included S Pen stylus, can currently be snapped up with a 22% discount right now in this solid Amazon deal. You can also save $100 on the 64GB model.

5. Apple iPad Pro 12.9in (2020, 128GB)

From: Best Buy

Was: $999.99

Now: $849.99  ($150 off)

The 12.9in iPad Pro from 2020 is still an extremely capable device. With this significant discount at Best Buy, it represents excellent value for money. Similar deals can be found on other configurations.

6. Amazon Fire HD 10 (64GB, no ads)

From: Amazon US

Was: $189.99

Now: $129.99  ($60 off)

This excellent Black Friday deal shaves 36% off the usual asking price of the 64GB ad-free model of Amazon's Fire HD 10 tablet. It's a great device for entertainment, although you can also bundle it with Microsoft 365 Personal and a keyboard ($124.98 off) for more of a productivity focus.

7. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (64GB)

From: Amazon US

Was: $199.99

Now: $170  ($29.99 off)

Samsung's solid 8in Galaxy Tab A from 2020 delivers a reliable tablet experience and in this deal, packs in double the storage, at 64GB. The white version is available on Amazon with $30 off right now, but you'll pay slightly more for the white model.

8. Apple iPad 10.2in (2019, 32GB, renewed)

From: Amazon

Was: $399.99

Now: $319.95  ($80.04 off)

Make a great saving on 2019's still-great 10.2in iPad (32GB) via Amazon right now. This renewed model has been certified by Amazon to be in excellent condition.

9. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (32GB)

From: Amazon US

Was: $159.99

Now: $119.99  ($40 off)

The small but mighty 8.7in Galaxy Tab A7 Lite comes with a useful saving on its RRP right now at Amazon.

10. Amazon Fire 7 (16GB)

From: Amazon US

Was: $49.99

Now: $34.99  ($15 off)

Amazon's smallest Fire tablet is great for those who value portability above all else. It's available right now with almost 25% off. This discount covers both the ad-supported and ad-free models of the Fire 7.

What tablet deals are available?

You occasionally see the odd bit of money off an iPad, so look at retailers like Currys and Argos in the UK or brands like Best Buy, if you're Stateside, as Apple itself doesn’t often discount its iPads. There are always iPads on its Refurbished Store all year round though. Official resellers, like KRCS can sometimes offer more competitive prices too.

Android tablets are far more likely to be sold at more competitive prices, given their generally lower RRPs in the first place - though even high-ticket Samsung tablets can also get a good price cut – so keep your eyes peeled to this page.

There are, of course, 2-in-1 tablets that run on more robust hardware and software, such as Microsoft's Surface line, which runs Windows. Though slightly pricey, we have an entire article dedicated to Microsoft Surface deals, which goes through the newest models, accessories, usual prices, and, of course, where to find the best deals – including how to spot deals on refurbished devices and find student discounts.

Amazon's Fire tablets all have low prices to begin with and are criminally low when they go on sale, which is surprisingly frequently. They tend to drop from 'affordable' to 'essential', with offers across the range.

If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30-day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.

Sign up for Prime now to take advantage.

See our guide on the best Amazon tablet, which includes comparisons, reviews and buying advice. Tech Advisor also has a range of articles on tablets, tablet cases, and related gadgets and accessories which should also help you decide.

Tablet deals for students

Another great resource to help you snag UK deals is Tech Advisor's Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section can help you save up to 25% on big brands such as Apple (10% off for students), Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more. See all tech student deals here.

Here are a few of the best places to check for UK tablet bargains:

In the US, check out the following:

More Black Friday 2021 deals and information

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