Best Prime Day Tablet Deals: Save $40 on an iPad Air, $281 on a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 - CNET

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Apple's venerable iPad dominates the tablet scene. And portion galore buyers proceed to zig toward an iPad, determination are a fewer reasons wherefore you mightiness zag and take an Android tablet oregon a Windows tablet instead. Perhaps you're looking for an affordable tablet for your kid. If you usage an Android phone, getting a tablet that runs the aforesaid level makes a batch of sense. And don't hide astir Windows tablets, which are bully fits for bridging the disagreement betwixt enactment and home.

As Amazon Prime Day nears and early Prime Day deals begin, present are the apical tablet deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Amazon's ain Fire tablets are not presently discounted, but they are often included successful the Prime Day terms slashing. If you are buying for a Fire oregon Fire Kids tablet, I suggest waiting until Prime Day begins connected July 12.

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Ready to agelong your tablet-buying dollar? Discounts are usually fewer and acold betwixt for Apple's iPads, but you tin prevention $20 connected the latest 10.2-inch iPad and $40 connected the past 10.9-inch iPad Air astatine Amazon. A mates of Android tablets from Samsung are besides connected sale, on with Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets.

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Apple's astir affordable tablet, the 10.2-inch iPad, didn't person a plan overhaul similar its Mini relative past fall, but it does service up a faster processor, a amended front-facing camera and a amended show than the eighth-gen iPad. The biggest summation is the storage, which was doubled to 64GB connected the basal exemplary and 256GB connected the step-up model. Other than that, the alteration you'll astir apt invited successful this property of FaceTime and Zoom calls is the beforehand camera going from 1.2 megapixels to a wider-angle 12 megapixels. The iPad besides added Center Stage to support your mug successful the framework during video calls. The lone discount we spot close present for it is simply a $20 terms interruption astatine Amazon and Walmart. Read our ninth-gen iPad review.


You tin prevention $40 connected Apple's latest iPad Air close now. It costs $599 from the Apple Store and features Apple's M1 chip, recovered successful the company's iPad Pros, on with 5G and a wider-angle, front-facing camera with the Center Stage autofocusing video feature. CNET's iPad adept Scott Stein inactive recommends the little costly 10.2-inch iPad for astir people, but sees this iPad Air arsenic a coagulated measurement up. Despite being disposable for astir a month, the caller iPad Air has already received its archetypal discount. You tin prevention $40 astatine Amazon connected the 64GB baseline model. Read our iPad Air 2022 review.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is simply a midlevel Android tablet that occupies the abstraction betwixt a basal iPad and an iPad Pro. The baseline Galaxy Tab S7 FE (short for Fan Edition) with 64GB of retention is discounted by $110 close present astatine Amazon. And you tin save $160 connected the step-up 256GB model. The tablet features a roomy 12.4-inch show and includes Samsung's S Pen stylus for drafting and jotting down notes.


It's a procreation down the Surface Pro 8 that arrived alongside Windows 11 past month, but the Surface Pro 7 remains a stellar two-in-one tablet. This Surface Pro 7 exemplary is $189 disconnected astatine Amazon and runs connected a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive. The 12.3-inch touchscreen has a crisp 2,736x1,824-pixel resolution. This discounted exemplary does not see the clip-on keyboard.

Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review.

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Microsoft released the latest mentation of its flagship two-in-one tablet erstwhile it launched Windows 11 successful precocious 2021. It boasts a larger, 13-inch show from the Surface Pro 7 and a slimmer pen portion adding a brace of Thunderbolt 4 ports. Inside, this exemplary features an 11th-gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The database terms for this exemplary is $1,200, but the terms has dropped by $281 connected Amazon. Annoyingly, the clip-on keyboard costs extra, but the existent discount tin assistance screen that cost.

Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 8 review.


At its discounted price, this fund Android tablet is simply a bully prime arsenic an affordable amusement tablet for kids. It features a tiny (kid-friendly) 8.7-inch show with a 1,340x800-pixel solution protected by a sturdy, metallic (kid-resistant) enclosure. Note that the keyboard lawsuit is not included.

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