The best Black Friday tablet deals are now rolling in, as we're just a day away from Black Friday 2022 itself, which is set to take place on November 25 this year.
If you're in the market for a new tablet, there's already a selection of noteworthy deals to check out, and we expect loads more deals will arrive leading up to and on Black Friday.
While most people expect the hottest deals to appear on Black Friday and run across the weekend through to Cyber Monday (November 28), that's not really the case anymore, with select retailers launching their own dedicated sales events ahead of Black Friday that sometimes offer up bigger discounts than you'll find during the main sales event itself.
Those after noteworthy Black Friday tablet deals need to be prepared for a mixed bag that'll most directly vary depending on what sort of tablet you're hoping to find discounts on.
To help you pick up on the latest and greatest discounts, this article is here to guide you through everything you need to know in order to pick up the best Black Friday tablet deals.
Black Friday tablet sales (US): quick links
- Amazon: big savings on Fire Tabs, and rare iPad deals
- Best Buy: discounts on tablets of all shapes and sizes
- Target: all the biggest slates are in stock
- Walmart: discounts on tablets not sold elsewhere
The best Black Friday tablet deals in the US
Apple iPad 10.2 2021 (Wi-Fi, 64GB, Space Gray): was
$329.99 now $269.99 at Best Buy
Apple’s basic iPad from 2021 isn’t the newest model anymore, but it is still available and it’s the latest version in that size. This being Apple’s budget range the iPad 10.2 (2021) started out fairly affordable, but it gets even more so with this Black Friday deal from Best Buy, which knocks $60 off the price of a 64GB Wi-Fi model in Space Gray. We praised this tablet’s display and selfie camera in our review, so it’s great for media and video calls. We were also fans of the price, even before this discount. This same deal is also available on Amazon.View Deal
Apple iPad mini (2021): was
$499 now $399 at Amazon
The iPad mini (2021) is back down to its lowest ever price right now at Amazon. This is a 20% saving, and for that money you’re getting a powerful A15 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage, and an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display, making this iPad mini a great choice if you’re looking for a smaller tablet with premium features.View Deal
iPad Pro 11 (2021): was
$799.99 now $643.83 at Amazon
With the newly-launched M2-powered 2022 models of the iPad Pro now on the scene, the price of the previous generation has finally started to fall, with this Amazon Black Friday reduction on the 11-inch 128GB model shaving almost 20% ($156.16) off the asking price. We shouldn’t have to tell you that the Pro line sits at the top of the tablet pile and discounts are few and far between.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): From $799.99 at Best Buy
We’re finally starting to see some significant iPad deals, with Best Buy’s reductions on every storage configuration of iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) being of particular note. Save up to $400 off ‘the best tablet money can buy’ – based on our iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): was
$1,099 now $899.99 at Amazon
Although this isn’t the most significant deal we’ve ever seen on the Pro, it’s still a welcome 18% reduction on the base 128GB build of 2021’s 12.9-inch model, which sees almost $200 taken from the asking price. Not bad for a tablet we described as ‘the best tablet money can buy’ in our iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) review.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022): was
$1,099 now $999 at B&H
Although Black Friday deals on the 2021 iPad Pro range have started cropping up, we weren’t expecting reductions on Apple’s latest iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) and yet B&H has come through with $100 off on both the 128GB and 256GB WiFi-only builds (with $150 off the 256GB 5G cellular version). A great discount for those already considering Apple’s M2 iPad Pros.View Deal
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022): was
$1,199 now $1,099 at B&H
B&H is one of the first retailers offering up discounts on Apple’s newest iPad Pro 12.9 (2022), with $100 off on both the 128GB and 256GB WiFi-only builds (as well as $150 off the 256GB 5G cellular version). If you were already in the market for the larger 12.9-inch M2-powered Pro, although slight, this deal is a no-brainer.View Deal
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022), 5G cellular: was
$1,399 now $1,249 at B&H
The biggest Black Friday discount we’ve seen on the latest M2-powered iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) comes courtesy of B&H, who has shaved $150 off the asking price. If this model is still too rich for your blood, the company has also taken $100 off both the 128GB and 256GB WiFi-only builds of Apple’s most capable tablet to date.View Deal
iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) + Magic Keyboard bundle: was
$1,448 now $1,348 at B&H
It’s been less than a month since Apple’s most powerful iPad Pro series went on sale and yet B&H already has a host of rare discounts on offer for both sizes of the M2-powered slate. While this isn’t the biggest reduction on the iPad Pro 12.9 (2022) B&H has this Black Friday, it does see $100 off a the near-essential bundle that includes the compatible Magic Keyboard too.View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 8 (32GB): was
$99.99 now $54.99 at Best Buy – The Amazon Fire HD 8 is good value even full price, so with this discount it’s extra impressive. Overall it’s not one of our favorite slates – the screen is basic and a bit low resolution, but that plastic body can take a pounding. If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber especially, and you need a good back seat device that your kids can beat up without guilt, spring for this great tablet deal, which is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Fire HD 8.View Deal
Amazon Fire 7 (16GB): was
$59.99 now $39.99 at Best Buy – This Black Friday tablet deal at Best Buy brings the Amazon Fire 7 to the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It’s almost impressive that you can even get a tablet for this little money – though this is about as basic as tablets get. Still, it’s a capable compact choice, and there’s even a microSD card slot to download and save shows for later. For this price, it’s cheaper than fixing whatever your kids just broke. View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 10 (32GB): was
$149.99 now $74.99 at Best Buy – This is a huge price cut on Amazon’s largest tablet, with this price drop making for the cheapest we’ve seen this 10-inch tablet on sale. It’s a basic slate, but if you like shows on Amazon Prime Video or other streaming services, this is a perfectly fine tablet, especially at this price. View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020): was
$89.99 now $44.99 + four-months Amazon Music at Best Buy – BestBuy is offering some of the biggest discounts on Amazon’s Fire tablets right now; with this 50% reduction on the 10th-gen Fire HD 8 being particularly notable, as it also includes four months of Amazon Music access for free (worth $36).View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids (2020): was
$139.99 now $69.99 at Best Buy – BestBuy’s early November reductions could be better than what you’ll find on Black Friday itself, with this tenth-gen Fire HD 8 Kids tablet – complete with bumper case, two-year Amazon warranty and a year’s access to Amazon Kids (worth $79), benefitting from a 50% discount.View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet (2021): was
$149.99 now $74.99 at Amazon – Amazon’s early Black Friday deals include the powerful Fire HD 10 tablet on sale for $74.99 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The 10-inch tablet packs an octa-core processor and 50% more RAM than the previous generation. The 2021 tablet also works with Amazon Alexa and provides an impressive 12 hours of battery life.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+: $300 off, plus up to $500 off with a trade-in – Here’s a great early Black Friday deal from Samsung, as the Galaxy Tab S+ is available with not only a generous upfront saving, but a huge enhanced trade-in rebate. While usually pricey, the combination of these promotions is enough to actually get this premium tablet for just $199. With a gorgeous 12.4-inch sAMOLED display, 4K camera, and flawless S Pen functionality, the Galaxy Tab S8+ is well worth a look if you’re on the hunt for a higher-end slate.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus: was
$699 now $499 at Walmart – Samsung’s still-superb Galaxy Tab S7 Plus can be enjoyed with almost a third off its typical asking price, in this November Walmart deal. In our Tab S7 review, we called it Samsung’s ‘finest tablet yet’ and along with a superb display and great battery life, the included S Pen makes it a worthwhile productivity companion too.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE + keyboard cover: was
$839.98 now $529.98 at Amazon – If you’re looking for a capable, portable productivity machine, this Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and keyboard cover bundle just received a third-off on Amazon in the lead-up to Black Friday. We described the Tab S7 FE excelling as ‘at almost everything’ in our review and as any iPad or Surface owner can attest, adding a keyboard expands functionality massively.View Deal
iPad Mini (2022) + Logitech Crayon stylus:
$499.99 $399.99 at Target Save $100 – Thanks to Target kicking off its Black Friday sales early, you already have a chance to pick up a rare deal on one of the latest-generation iPads, with a $100 reduction on the newest iPad Mini. Described as ‘the best small tablet money can buy’ in our iPad Mini (2021) review, this pint-sized slate is powerful, feature rich and comes complete with a Logitech Crayon stylus (worth $70); ideal for note-taking and sketching.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ (with Type Cover): was
$929.99 now $599.99 at Best Buy – A terrific low price for an older but still capable Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid. The fact that the $130 Type Cover keyboard is included in the price, too, makes this an even sweeter bargain. With a 12.3-inch display and weighing less than 1kg, this is a fantastic portable device. It also has enough power in it to support all your computing needs: whether that’s basic home use, work, media streaming, and more.View Deal
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: was
$1029.98 now $659.99 at Target – Although a little long in the tooth, the Surface Pro 7 Plus still packs plenty of punch, made all the more appealing by this early Black Friday offer that sees a third cut from the asking price. The move to the Plus brings improved performance and battery life over the standard model, along with the Surface’s line characteristically top-notch industrial design.View Deal
Black Friday tablet sales (UK): quick links
- Amazon: lots of deals have started
- Argos: special offers on already-cheap tablets
- John Lewis: trade-in deals and some reductions
- Currys: money off a big range of tablets
The best Black Friday tablet deals in the UK
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (Wi-Fi, 128GB): was
£999 now £799 at Samsung – The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is Samsung’s ultimate tablet, packing an enormous 14.6-inch screen and plenty of power. Of course, with big power comes a big price, but Samsung itself has knocked £200 off the 128GB Wi-Fi version for Black Friday, making it significantly more affordable. The slate comes with an S Pen stylus too, so that’s one less accessory to buy.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (Wi-Fi, 32GB): was
£219 now £159 at Samsung – The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is one of the more affordable tablets in Samsung’s range, and now you can get it at a £60 discount. That brings the 32GB Wi-Fi model down to a tiny £159, but the same reduction is available on a 64GB model (bringing it down to £189) and on 4G versions. With a 10.5-inch screen the Tab A8 might be cheap but it isn’t small, and with quad-speakers too it’s a solid choice as a media device.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra (512GB): was
£1,399, now £1,199 at Amazon – Samsung’s best tablets are on sale at Amazon, including this amazing deal on the best of them all, the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on the 512GB version of Samsung’s 14.6-inch Android tablet, and it comes with an S Pen stylus thrown in as standard. It may be more than most folks need, but if you want a tablet that can do everything, this is the one to buy.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+: £150 off
Samsung’s best tablets are on sale at Amazon, including this amazing deal on the mid-range Galaxy Tab S8+, which knocks £150 off the price of various models. At 12.4-inches, this tablet competes directly with the iPad Pro and offers a great value, with an included S Pen. This Amazon price is the lowest we’ve seen, and is likely to be one of the best Black Friday tablet deals full stop.
Galaxy Tab S8+ 256GB (Wi-Fi): was
£899 now £749
Galaxy Tab S8+ 256GB (5G): was
£1,049 now £899
Galaxy Tab S8+ 128GB (5G): was
£999 now £849View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: £120 off
Right now you can get a £120 discount on various versions of the standard Galaxy Tab S8. This isn’t the top of its family, but it’s still a high-end and highly capable tablet. This is also the lowest price we’ve seen on the device.
Galaxy Tab S8 128GB (Wi-Fi): was
£649 now £529
Galaxy Tab S8 256GB (Wi-Fi): was
£699 now £579
Galaxy Tab S8 256GB (5G): was
£849 now £729View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE: was
£559 now £459 at Amazon – The Galaxy Tab S7 Fan Edition (FE) gives you a big screen tablet experience and premium features like pen support, and this Amazon deal offers the lowest price we’ve seen. Better yet, unlike Apple’s iPads, you get a stylus included as standard with this.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (Wi-Fi): was
£219 now £159 at Amazon – The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is an affordable tablet that doesn’t look or feel cheap, thanks to a metal shell and a sleek, modern design. It’s a solid buy even full price, but all the better with this discount. Plus, the tablet is ready to be locked down if you want to hand it over to your kids – which given how affordable it is you might. The LTE version is also reduced.View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (Wi-Fi): was
£149 now £118 at Amazon – Even some of Samsung’s cheapest tablets get a price cut during Amazon’s Black Friday tablet deals, including this, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. This is a basic slate, as you might expect, but its 8.7-inch screen is solid for enjoying media and web browsing on, and it’s a bit of a bargain with this discount. Amazon is also offering a discount on the LTE connected model. View Deal
Nokia T10 (Wi-Fi, 32GB): was
£129.99 now £99.99 at Amazon – The Nokia T10 isn’t a flashy tablet, but at under £100 as it is in this deal it doesn’t need to be. With an 8-inch screen, an attractive design, and a tiny price, this is an ideal tablet to throw in a bag and not worry about too much. Take it camping! Give it to your kids! Or just enjoy content on this affordable slate.View Deal
Lenovo Tab P11:
£279 £229 at John Lewis Save £50 – Lenovo’s Tab P11 line offers a surprisingly good multimedia experience, punctuated by a superb 2K display, plus additional accessories can expand its feature set into a true productivity machine too. Until tablet deals in the UK pick up, this is one of few notable discounts from John Lewis.View Deal
Should you wait for a Black Friday tablet deal?
Black Friday never offers the best quality of deals, but it does offer the biggest quantity of them.
That means, for Black Friday tablet deals, a much wider range of tablets will be discounted than they are at any other time of the year – great if you don't know what you want to buy. However discounts for individual models will usually be better at specific other points in the year, so if you know which tablet you want to buy, Black Friday might not be as useful for you.
So wait for the tablet Black Friday deals if you're looking to peruse the market, or buy accessories, but if you have one tablet you're looking to buy, maybe wait a little longer.
Buying tips: 3 of the best tablets to look for on Black Friday
1. iPad 10.2 (2021)
The last of its kind
Alongside a duo of updated iPad Pros, the new 2022 standard iPad marks a notable shift in Apple’s baseline tablet family, making the ninth-gen iPad from 2021 – which the company continues to sell – the last with a Lightning port and a home button. Although the retail price has remained the same direct from Apple in the US, the company actually upped it in other regions internationally, making deals from other retailers besides Apple that much more significant. Even with the official price hike, keep your eyes out for reductions elsewhere. Read more: iPad 10.2 (2021) review
- Upgraded selfie camera for video calls
- True Tone display
- No Face ID
- Doesn’t support newer accessories
2. iPad Air (2022)
The most balanced tablet of 2022
After a two-year hiatus, Apple served up an updated iPad Air that’s most notable improvement was a jump to the company’s computing-class M1 chipset. Now that we have the full roster of 2022 iPad models out in the wild, the 2022 iPad Air looks like it serves up the sweet-spot of performance and functionality, paired with the fact that it arrived months prior this year’s base and Pro iPads means there’s a far greater likelihood that discounts will be cropping up from multiple retailers. Read more: iPad Air (2022) review
- Speedy performance
- Incredibly versatile
- Battery life only average
- 64GB is too little storage for base model
3. Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)
The affordable, portable productivity machine
The big hook with Amazon’s 2021 Fire HD 10 slate was that it could be had as part of a productivity bundle that also included a keyboard cover and a year’s access to Microsoft Office 365 included in its price. That offer still stands and Amazon keeps reducing the price of the deal, making not just the Fire HD 10 but access to Office 365 increasingly better value. The HD 10 also doubles as an Amazon Echo Show, making it a good smart home companion too. Read more: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021) review
- Consistently long battery life
- Echo Show substitute
- Limited software and apps
- Unimpressive audio and cameras
Black Friday tablet deals: our predictions
When will the best Black Friday tablet deals start in 2022?
Black Friday deals have already kicked off; now that we’re less than 48 hours away. Select retailers, especially those in the US, like BestBuy and Target, already have Black Friday sales on select tablets, however, the best deals are likely still to come.
Amazon is offering discounts on its own products ahead of November 25 – that means the likes of Fire tablets and Kindles are already seeing some reductions, but for other slates – like Samsung, Lenovo and Kobo tablets – you may want to wait until the weekend itself to grab an offer.
Sometimes, we see tablet deals hit on Cyber Monday instead, and that’ll also be the best time for accessory discounts; think Apple Pencils, cases and the like.
What Black Friday tablet deals do we expect to see in 2022?
The biggest deals will probably be on Amazon’s devices, judging by precedent: that means Fire tablets, Kids tablets, and Kindles. Each could see discounts of around 40%, on both the gadgets and any accessories you might want for them.
We might see fair discounts on many mid-range and cheap Android tablets, like those from Lenovo in particular, as the company has loads.
Opposite from Amazon, Apple’s tablets often have pretty poor discounts, at least for new iPads. They’ll often get 10% or 20% reductions which, especially for the top-end models, doesn’t exactly make them that much more affordable. Older iPads sometimes see better discounts, but they sell out fast.