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Black Friday Tablet Deals in 2023: The Best Sales This Holiday Season

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Updated November 23, 2023

Know someone who wants a tablet for the holidays? With the number of tablet users in the United States predicted to reach 222 million this year, tablets are rapidly growing in popularity—and it’s easy to see why. They hit that sweet spot between smartphones and laptops, offering compact convenience while being still large enough to allow for easy email access and video viewing. Tablets last for an average of five years, and new versions bring updated features and functionality, so the newest tablet makes a fantastic gift. 

Whether you’re shopping for an upgrade for an avid tablet user or want to buy a child their first tablet, these 2023 Black Friday tablet deals can help you to save this holiday season. You’ll find discounts of up to 50%, so you can save big on tablets for work and entertainment needs. 


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Best Apple iPad Black Friday tablet deals

2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB $249.00 (Save $80)

This iPad boasts a stunning 10.2-inch Retina display,1 powerful A13 Bionic chip, and an Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage to capture all your must-post content. 

2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB - Space Gray (9th Generation)

2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB - Space Gray (9th Generation)

Apple iPad Air 10.9” 64GB Wi-Fi $499.99 (Save $70)

The iPad Air’s 10.9" Liquid Retina display features advanced technologies like True Tone, P3 wide color, and an antireflective coating. It also features the breakthrough M1 chip now in iPad Air.

Apple iPad Air 10.9", 64GB, Wi-Fi, Blue, 9.7"L x 7.0"W x 0.2"H

Apple iPad Air 10.9", 64GB, Wi-Fi, Blue, 9.7"L x 7.0"W x 0.2"H

Apple iPad mini with WiFi + Cellular, 64GB

$549.99 (Save $100)

The iPad mini fits in your hand and is ideal for school, work, and entertainment. Its fast WiFi and 5G mean it can run multiple apps and once and keep you connected on the go. 

Apple iPad 2022, 10.9-inch, 64GB

$349.00 (Save 22%)

With features like all-day battery life, a vivid all-screen design, and fast WiFi, this iPad is ideal for work, gaming, streaming, and more.

Apple iPad (10th Generation): with A14 Bionic chip, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, 64GB, Wi-Fi 6, 12MP front/12MP Back Camera, Touch ID, All-Day Battery Life – Blue

Apple iPad (10th Generation): with A14 Bionic chip, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, 64GB, Wi-Fi 6, 12MP front/12MP Back Camera, Touch ID, All-Day Battery Life – Blue

Best Samsung Galaxy Black Friday tablet deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, 10.5” Tablet 32GB $179.00 (Save $50.99)

This quality tablet makes a great gift, offering a sleek new design and seamless connectivity between your Galaxy devices. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7” 32GB $129.99 (Save $30)

Featuring a sturdy frame that’s made for sharing and a compact 8.7" screen, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is perfectly sized for all sorts of entertainment on the go.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7” 64GB $169.99 (Save $30)

With its compact 8.7" screen, this size is ideal for everything from using it in the living room to bringing it on your next vacation.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4” 64GB $199.99(Save $150)

The S6 Lite is a medium-sized tablet that’s great for gaming and business travel. Its full HD resolution creates sharper images and graphics.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4” 128GB $329.99 (Save $100)

This tablet offers a vivid, crystal clear display with dual speakers with sound by AKG for Dolby Atmos surround sound.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 11” 128GB with S-Pen $549.99 (Save $150)

This tablet lets you go for hours on a single charge and then get back to 100% quickly with the fast-charging USB-C port.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 14.6” 128GB with S-Pen $699.99 (Save $400)

The ultra-large 14.6" sAMOLED screen on this tablet helps you do more. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5” 128GB $199.99 (Save $130)

With 128GB of storage, this tablet is ideal for business or gaming, plus there’s plenty of storage room for all of your favorite apps. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 12.4-Inch 12GB RAM + 512GB $999.99 (Save $200)

The S9+ features a powerful processor, dust- and water-resistant construction, and up to 16 hours of use on a full charge. Vision Booster automatically adjusts brightness and contrast for an optimal view no matter where you are.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 12.4-Inch 12GB RAM + 512GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 12.4-Inch 12GB RAM + 512GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7” 32GB

$99.99 (Save $60)\ Ideal for gaming, streaming, and business travel, this medium-sized tablet features a 1340x800 screen resolution for an optimal viewing experience. 

Samsung 11” Galaxy Tab S8 128GB WiFi

$499.00 (Save $190)

The S8 features an ultra-wide camera, a long battery life, and includes an S pen, so you can use it for catching up on work, entertainment, and more.

Best Microsoft Surface Black Friday tablet deals

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ 12.3” Touch-Screen Intel Core i3 8GB Memory 128GB $599.99 (Save $330)

Get high-speed performance—plus premium laptop power, a powerful tablet, or portable digital canvas in one simple tablet. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13” Touch-Screen Intel Core i5 16GB Memory 256GB SSD with Surface Pro Keyboard $999.99 (Save $540)

Here, you’ll get the tablet flexibility you want and the laptop performance and battery life you need. 

Best Lenovo Black Friday tablet deals

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 10.61” Tablet 128GB $159.99 (Save $70)

Share files, connect accessories, and display content on the big screen with a full-size USB C port. The Android 12 operating system puts productivity plus entertainment in your hands. 

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 10.61” Tablet 64GB $149.99 (Save $60)

This tablet brings a premium look and feel with modern simplicity, thanks to its useful design.

Lenovo Tab P11 Gen 2 $169.99 (Save $100)

With a long-lasting battery and quick-charging capabilities, this tablet is a great pick for those tired of waiting for a full charge. 

Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 $239.99 (25% off)

Stream all of your favorite shows and movies on the expansive 11.5″ 2K display of this tablet.

Lenovo Tab M8 Gen 4 8” HD Touchscreen 2GGB 32GB Android 12 $69.99 (Save $10)

This tablet features a slim and narrow design paired with a battery that offers hours of playback. Google Kids space and Google Family Link can make it an ideal choice for kids. 

Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 10.61” Tablet 32GB $119.99 (Save $70)

The M10 Plus features an all-day battery life, plus a reading mode and low-blue light certification, ideal for long study or entertainment sessions. The quad speaker system makes for fantastic media streaming, too. 

Best Amazon Fire Black Friday tablet deals

Amazon Fire HD 10 10.1” Tablet 32 GB $79.99 (Save 43%)

It’s bright, fast, and responsive, plus it offers powerful performance thanks to 3 GB of RAM and an octa-core processor.

All-new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, built for relaxation, 10.1" vibrant Full HD screen, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, latest model (2023 release), 32 GB, Black

All-new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, built for relaxation, 10.1" vibrant Full HD screen, octa-core processor, 3 GB RAM, latest model (2023 release), 32 GB, Black

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus Tablet 10.1” 1080p Full HD, 32GB $94.99 (Save 47%)

This one gives you everything in Fire HD 10, plus wireless charging, 4 GB RAM, and a soft-touch finish.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet, 10.1", 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, (2021 release), Slate

Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tablet, 10.1", 1080p Full HD, 32 GB, (2021 release), Slate

Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet, 10.1”, 1080p Full HD, 32GB $67.98 (Save 50%)

This tablet is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new, and comes with the same limited warranty as a new device.

Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet, 10.1”, 1080p Full HD, 32GB

Certified Refurbished Fire HD 10 Tablet, 10.1”, 1080p Full HD, 32GB

Amazon Fire HD 8 32 GB Tablet with 8-in HD Display $59.99 (Save $40)

With a battery life that supports up to 13 hours of use and a thinner, lighter design than previous generations, this tablet is ideal for web browsing, reading, watching videos, and listening to music. 

Amazon Fire 7, 12th Generation, 7” Tablet, WiFi, 16GB $39.99 (Save 33%)

This compact tablet supports up to 10 hours of use on a single battery charge. Use it to make Zoom calls, update your shopping lists, unwind with your favorite streaming content, and more.

Amazon Fire Max 11 Tablet $149.99 (Save $80)

This Fire Max 11 tablet features a 14-hour battery life, a vivid screen, 4 GB memory, and an 8 MP camera, so it’s ready for work, streaming, video calls, and more.

Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, vivid 11” display, all-in-one for streaming, reading, and gaming, 14-hour battery life, optional stylus and keyboard, 64 GB, Gray

Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, vivid 11” display, all-in-one for streaming, reading, and gaming, 14-hour battery life, optional stylus and keyboard, 64 GB, Gray

Best Black Friday tablet for kids deals

Contixo K102 10” Kids Tablet, Wireless Headphones and Tablet Bag $94.99 (Save $35)

This tablet comes equipped with a Micro SD card music player, FM stereo radio, and built-in microphone. It’s also compatible with nearly all Bluetooth devices. 

Contixo K102 10 Kids Tablet Wireless Headphones and Tablet Bag | 64GB Storage 80+ Disney eBooks Shockproof Case w/ Kickstand & Stylus Green

Contixo K102 10 Kids Tablet Wireless Headphones and Tablet Bag | 64GB Storage 80+ Disney eBooks Shockproof Case w/ Kickstand & Stylus Green

Onn 8” Kids Tablet, 32GB $79.00 (Save $20)

With this tablet, your kids can surf, work, socialize, play games, or stream content from the web. This tablet has a familiar, smartphone-like feel, but with added kick for all of their surfing needs.

Contixo 7” Android Kids Tablet 32GB, Includes 50+ Disney Storybooks & Stickers $49.00 (Save $30.99)

This is the only children's tablet preloaded with Disney E-Books and access to mobile apps for children and adults. Parental controls let you manage screen time and be sure they're viewing safe content.

Contixo 7" Android Kids Tablet 32GB, Includes 50+ Disney Storybooks & Stickers (Value $200), Kid-Proof Case, (2023 Model) - Pink

Contixo 7" Android Kids Tablet 32GB, Includes 50+ Disney Storybooks & Stickers (Value $200), Kid-Proof Case, (2023 Model) - Pink

Fire HD 8 Kids tablet 8” HD Display $129.95 (Save $20.00)

Kids will love this tablet, which can be used for up to 13 hours of enjoying books and shows, and listening to music. 

Amazon Fire 7 7” Kids Tablet 16GB $54.99 (Save $55)

The Fire 7 includes plenty of storage to support all of your kids’ favorite apps. Its 10-hour battery life minimizes charging time, and the tablet includes one year of Amazon Kids+. 

Amazon Fire 7 7" Kids Tablet, 16GB, Purple, 9.87"L x 6.65"W x 1.22"H

Amazon Fire 7 7" Kids Tablet, 16GB, Purple, 9.87"L x 6.65"W x 1.22"H

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro Tablet 2022 $74.99 (Save 50%)

Designed for kids ages 6 through 12, this tablet features a 13 hour battery life and includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro tablet- 2022, ages 6-12 | 8" HD screen, slim case for older kids, ad-free content, parental controls, 13-hr battery, 32 GB, Hello Teal

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro tablet- 2022, ages 6-12 | 8" HD screen, slim case for older kids, ad-free content, parental controls, 13-hr battery, 32 GB, Hello Teal

Best Black Friday drawing tablet deals

Wacom One Drawing Tablet With Screen, 13.3” Pen Display 

$244.99 (Save $155)

Wacom One is a digital pen display and can be used for home, work, or play. Sign documents digitally and more with this useful tablet. 

Best Black Google Pixel tablet deals

Google Pixel Tablet with Charging Speaker Dock $399.00 (Save $100)

The Pixel Tablet connects you to all of your smart home devices for easy access to your smart home controls. You can also access Google Assistant and use the tablet like a photo frame to display your favorite personal photos. 

Best Black Friday tablet deals under $100

Proscan Elite 10.1” Tablet/Portable DVD Combo, 32GB Storage 

$59.00 (Save $50)

So many entertaining options, so little time. Indulge in your favorite movies, music, and games with the built-in DVD player that can be used for DVD, VCD, CD, and MP3 compatible discs.

Proscan Elite 10.1 Tablet/Portable DVD Combo 32GB Storage Android 11 1280x800 Resolution Black

Proscan Elite 10.1 Tablet/Portable DVD Combo 32GB Storage Android 11 1280x800 Resolution Black

Digiland 10.1” Tablet 32GB $79.99 (Save $20)

You can use this tablet for apps, games, movies, music, and eBooks, while cloud integration provides a seamless experience across all of your Android devices.

What you need to know for Black Friday

When is Black Friday? 

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 23rd, meaning Black Friday falls on Friday, November 24th. Most Black Friday deals start at 12:01 a.m. on the 24th, then end at midnight. Some companies, however, are extending their sales so you can take advantage of the discounts throughout the entire weekend. 

And that’s not the only sales opportunity difference: While Black Friday traditionally signals the start of the holiday shopping season, many retailers are offering early Black Friday deals available during the week leading up to Thanksgiving. These deals give you a chance to get a start on your Christmas shopping. Note that you’ll still often find the steepest discounts offered on actual Black Friday. 

What deals should I expect on tablets? 

Black Friday tablet deals range from about 20% to 50% off. Savings of $50 to $100 are pretty common, but if you’re looking at some of the more expensive tablets, these deals can amount to savings of $500 or more. 

What kind of tablet deals did they have last year? 

Last year’s Black Friday deals included discounts of about 20% to 50% on tablets. One of the best deals was a Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tablet that Walmart discounted from $229 to $159. 

How to get a good deal on tablets in Black Friday

If you’re planning to buy a tablet on Black Friday, set your Google alerts to notify you about the best Black Friday tech deals on tablets. Most retailers also publish their Black Friday flyers online about a week before Thanksgiving. 

Since many retailers offer early sales in addition to their Black Friday deals, sign up for email notifications from your favorite retailers to stay informed about the best deals. You can also follow these retailers on social media and watch for posts about their Black Friday tablet deals. 

How to choose the best tablet for you

When choosing a tablet for you or a gift recipient, think about what you’ll most often do with it. If you plan to use it for viewing movies, you might want to choose a tablet with a larger screen. If you’re going to be using it for drawing, it makes sense to invest in a tablet designed for artists. 

Consider the operating system, too. If you’ll be using the tablet to open documents and create spreadsheets, a Windows operating system might be best. Android operating systems can also be useful for work and gaming, while Apple iOS systems are a popular choice for gaming and watching videos. 

Think about the overall user experience, too. Factors like the tablet’s size and weight, battery life, storage capacity, and available accessories will all impact how well-suited it is to your needs and how much you’ll enjoy using it. 

Where to find Black Friday deals on tablets

Tablet deals are in abundance for Black Friday, with the biggest deals coming from major retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon.

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