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Best tablet deals 2021: The best deals on Apple iPad, Samsung and other tablets before Black Friday

The best tablet deals this month, including iPads, Samsung and other big brand names

The best tablet deals can often be hard to find, but we’ve scoured the interwebs to find you the best ones. A tablet can be a good alternative to a laptop for easy tasks such as replying to emails, scrolling through your social media feeds and even streaming movies and TV shows. Some tablets like Microsoft’s Surface Pro and the Apple iPad also double up as handy two-in-ones with the help of a neat keyboard attachment.

This month we’ve got savings on powerful tablets such as the Apple iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface Pro that are capable of handling serious tasks such as photo and video editing, digital sketching, working on the go, and more. Of course, with these types of ‘pro’ tablets, there are often hidden costs involved.

It’s worth bearing in mind that the iPad Pro stylus isn’t included in the price of the iPad, and you’ll also have to pay extra for the Microsoft Surface Pro’s keyboard cover. On the other hand, if you’re after a more affordable basic device to surf the web on, there are also some very appealing budget options, starting at just £50.

Whatever you’re looking for, you should find something for you here. Read on for our rundown of the best tablet deals available right now, and remember that we’re updating this page all the time so be sure to keep checking back for the latest, greatest savings.

The best tablet deal before Black Friday 2021

iPad Pro 2020 11in 1TB (was £1,419; now £1,185)

It’s no secret that iPads are packed with the latest tablet technology and this one’s got all the bells and whistles; a A12Z Bionic chip, Face ID and a Liquid Retina display, to name just a few. With 1TB storage, you’ll be able to download enough apps, movies and games to keep yourself entertained for a very long time.

This device also has cellular connectivity, meaning that you can stay connected even when you’re far away from Wi-Fi. It’s one generation away from the latest model, but it’s still pretty new and has the best range of features for the biggest discount.

Buy now from Amazon

1. Apple iPad Pro 2021 11in, 128GB (was £999; now £749)

You don’t often get major savings on iPads, but the model from 2020 has seen its price slashed following the release of the 2021 iteration, including generous discounts on John Lewis and Argos. As you probably know by now, iPads are brilliant tablets – very powerful, with great displays and a huge range of top-quality apps – and are definitely worth a look at these lower prices. Remember, though, if you want to turn them into proper productivity tools, you have to pay extra for the keyboard and stylus.

Other Apple iPad (2021) deals

  1. iPad Pro 11in 128GB | Laptops Direct (was £750; now £720)
  2. iPad Pro 12.9in 128 GB | Amazon (was £1,000; now £960)
  3. iPad Mini 8.3in 64GB | Amazon (was £479; now £459)

2. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ WiFi, 128GB (was £740; now £679)

One of the few Android tablets to truly stand up to the iPad Pro, in both performance and price point, is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Now with a bigger price drop, Samsung’s Tab S7 range even comes with a free pen tool to use on the 12.4in screen, unlike its rival at Apple, while also offering additional storage of up to 1TB via a micro-SD slot. The Plus (+) version contains a fast Qualcomm processor and a slick 120Hz screen so whether you’re streaming or emailing, computer rage should be a thing of the past.

Other Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 deals

  1. Galaxy Tab S7 WiFi 128GB | Very (was £619; now £519)
  2. Galaxy Tab S7 FE 128GB | Amazon (was £530; now £489)

Buy now from Amazon

3. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (was £142; now £119)

If you’re in the market for a Samsung tablet, then this might be a good time for you to invest, as Samsung currently has reductions on its Galaxy Tab A range. One such offering is this Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, which offers a cheap and cheerful alternative to the Galaxy S7 that is both lightweight and has a long battery life.

Other Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 deals

  1. Galaxy Tab A7 32GB | Amazon (was £219; now £207)

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4. Huawei MatePad T10 Tablet, 32 GB (was 130; now £99)

If you’re on the lookout for a no-fuss tablet that will allow you to check emails, surf the web, and watch the occasional movie, then this might be the budget device for you. While you may not get as many features as a tablet from Apple or Samsung, it’s a fraction of the price of those devices and it’ll get the job done if you’re looking for a standard tablet. It’s also got a great 9-hour battery life, and you can also increase its 32GB storage using a micro SD card, should you wish to do so.

Buy now from Currys PC World

5. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Save up to £280)

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 is a tablet that can double as a high-end Windows laptop when paired with the Type Cover keyboard. It has a gorgeous 12.3in touch display, has an incredibly sleek design and can also be used with a stylus. Note, however, that the price doesn’t include the Type Cover. Microsoft doesn’t have as many discounts on their website at the time of writing, but we’ll keep our eyes out for you in case they add some in the future.

Buy now from Microsoft

6. Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (was £329; now £319)

We liked this tablet so much we gave it five stars in our full-length review. It has excellent battery life and its unique S Pen feature enables you to seamlessly use it as a notepad or sketchbook. Another impressive feature is that its battery life can last you days before needing a recharge.

Buy now from Amazon

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