The best cheap tablet deals for March 2022
Tablets exist in the increasingly cluttered space between phones and laptops. As phones get more powerful and have larger screens, laptops continue to get lighter. However, tablet manufacturers are not resting on their laurels yet, and many of the more recent tablets we’ve seen are looking to bridge the gap in performance and in some cases, handle some tasks more efficiently than both phones and laptops.
The tablet spectrum is also very diverse. Inexpensive models like the Amazon Fire HD 10 make great media-streaming devices, while models in Microsoft’s versatile Surface line can easily serve as exceptional laptops when used. pair with the optional foo-style keyboard. Then there’s the ubiquitous iPad, a medium that has become the go-to tablet for anyone looking for something within the Apple ecosystem (and for many outside of it).
Below, we’ve rounded up deals for several Android, iPadOS, and Windows tablets. We’ve also broken down deals by manufacturer to make things easier, and we’ll continue to update this post regularly as new deals and discounts become available.
Apple tablet deals
iPad Air 2020
The recent announcement of a New iPad Air led Apple to significantly lower the price of its last-generation predecessor, the 2020 iPad Air. The older model may lack Apple’s ultra-fast M1 chip, but its A14 Bionic processor is still capable of delivering plenty. power and should be fast enough for most applications. The tablet is also compatible with various iPad Air accessories, allowing you to turn it into an exceptional laptop using add-ons like Apple’s Magic Keyboard. The 10.9-inch tablet offers a great Retina display with 2360 x 1640 and a wide color gamut, not to mention a USB-C port for charging. Regular $599, iPad Air 64GB, Wi-Fi equipped is Sold at Amazon and Best buy right now for $499.99, matching the best price to date. Read our review.
iPad Pro 12.9 inch in 2021
In many ways, the iPad Pro is a microcosm of the most recent iPad Air. The 12.9-inch Pro has Apple’s M1 chip, the same all-aluminum design, and the option of 5G connectivity. However, the 12-inch iPad Pro includes a larger Mini LED display, along with a superior camera array, Face ID support, and variable refresh rates.
The 128GB model with Wi-Fi normally costs $1099.99 but can now be found at Amazon and Best buy for around $999. However, if you’re lucky enough to have a Micro Center within driving distance, you can save an extra $100 on in-store pick up, bringing the price down to $899.99. The current discount is enticing, but keep in mind that this particular model has stayed at this price point for several months, so we wouldn’t recommend paying more than $1,000 if you’re going to pick one up. Read our review.
Lenovo tablet deals
Lenovo Tab P11
The 11-inch Lenovo Tab P11 normally starts at $259.99 but is now Discounted at Best Buy to $199.99its best price match to date. This model is equipped with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, however, thanks to the microSD card slot, you can upgrade it after purchase. The entry-level Android tablet also has a 2000 x 1000 resolution display and has an 8MP front camera for video chatting, as well as a 13MP rear camera for taking photos. While the P11 is compatible with the optional keyboard dock, the tablet’s Snapdragon 662 processor and limited RAM prevent the P11 from doing a lot of heavy lifting, making it better suited for web browsing and light media use. .
Microsoft tablet deals
Microsoft Surface Pro 8″
If you don’t mind limited port selection and need a tablet that offers plenty of performance in a lightweight chassis, Microsoft’s high-powered Surface Pro 8 might fit the bill. The attractive, modern tablet features a 13-inch touchscreen, along with a 2880 x 1920 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate – a rarity outside of the gaming arena. It’s also a great remote conferencing device thanks to its far-field microphone and 5MP front camera. Best of all, it functions as a stand-able laptop when using the built-in kickstand and optional keyboard cover.
Currently, Surface Pro 8 is Sold with Microsoft’s Surface Pro Keyboard at Best Buy for $999.98, $240 off the package’s normal list price. Note that this particular model comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Read our review.
Samsung tablet deals
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series may have just launched, but you can already get a Best Buy gift card for up to $100 when you buy any model in the Tab S8 lineup at Best Buy. Specifically, buying the standard S8 ($699.99) will get you a $50 gift card, the S8 Plus ($899.99) a $75 gift card, and the S8 Ultra ($1,099.99) a $ 100, all good for future purchases.
While there are some Clear upgrade on the S8 . series, there are also some similarities. All use Qualcomm’s 1st generation Snapdragon 8 processor, have a 4-speaker array, run on Android 12 and come with a Samsung S Pen stylus. Each model also supports Wi-Fi 6E and comes equipped with at least 8GB of RAM, but the S8 Ultra is also available in 12GB and 16GB configurations. The S8 and S8 Plus essentially serve as direct replacements for the Tab S7 predecessor, while the S8 Ultra is a more feature-packed model with 5G connectivity support and a 14.6-inch OLED display with a blazing fast refresh rate. new 120Hz and 2,960 x 1,848 resolution.
While we’re yet to review Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 lineup, we generally like the Tab S7 series (see below). That said, we will soon have our full display on the site.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus
The 11- and 12-inch models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 still hold their own, even with the recently released Tab S8 series. Both use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, can run on Android 12, have 4-speaker systems and come with Samsung’s S-Pen. The biggest difference between the two models is the display – the S7 uses an 11-inch LCD while the S7 Plus uses a 12.4-inch OLED display.
While we’ve seen the standard 128GB S7 with Wi-Fi retail for as low as $450, it Currently only available in liquidation at Best Buy for $584.99, which is about $65 off its original retail price. Meanwhile, the S7 Plus is also on sale at Best Buy, where you can choose the 128GB Wi-Fi equipped model for $725 instead of $849.99. We’ve seen steeper price cuts on both models in the past, however, with the recent introduction of the S8 series, we don’t expect retailers – including Samsung – to offer either of these templates for longer. Read our S7 and S7 Plus reviews.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and A7 Lite
If you’re looking for a bare-bones entertainment device – whether for yourself or for your kids – then the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and A7 Lite are two tablets to consider. The base, standard model Galaxy Tab A7 has a 10.4-inch screen, 32GB of internal memory, and a small 3GB of RAM, not to mention a rather old CPU. While the A7’s overall specs might leave some power users craving something a little more watery, this inexpensive tablet still offers great-sounding, quality speakers. Great build and commendable display.
The A7 Lite, on the other hand, is a smaller and less powerful version of the standard A7. The 8.7-inch display offers only a 1340 x 800 resolution, and like the larger model, the base configuration comes with 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM. While less powerful, it’s also hard to find a tablet with these specs at this price point.
Currently, A7 32GB, equipped with Wi-Fi is on sale at Best Buy for $195.99 instead of $229.99while the budget-friendly A7 Lite is currently available at Amazon for $129 instead of its typical $159.99. Read our Galaxy Tab A7 review.
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