Prime Day deals are rolling out right now, and we’ve seen a smattering of tablet deals covering the broad slate market. That means three main groups are included: iPads, Amazon Fire devices, and Samsung Galaxy Tabs.
If you’re buying a new tablet, especially if you haven’t had a tablet before, it can be difficult to know which tablet to buy. Do you go for an iPad, an iOS device, and enter Apple’s ecosystem? What about the Amazon Fire Tab, which is bundled with the company’s suite of apps? Then there are the Samsung Galaxy Tabs, pure Android slates that serve as close iPad rivals.
To help you get your head around these three food groups, and understand the Prime Day deals that are rolling out for them right now, we’re going to walk you through them.
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Prime Day iPad deals and reasons to buy
We’re seeing some iPad deals on Apple’s entry-level range of slates, and its Pro range of top-tier slates, and have also seen price cuts here and there in the Mini line of smaller tablets and the Air range of mid-rangers .
If you already have an Apple device, specifically an iPhone, then an iPad may be best for you. You’ll get used to the software, and many of the apps you already have can be easily ported.
Plus, iPads are designed to be easily accessible to people who aren’t necessarily up on their technology, so they’ll be easy to use for everyone.
On the downside, iPads are quite expensive, even during Prime Day, as the deals don’t exceed the asking price of these slates. The price goes up if you want accessories like a keyboard or stylus.
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021):
$1199.00 $1099.00 on Amazon
Save $100 – The biggest and best iPad to date is on sale for a limited time. This is the best deal Amazon has to offer on this tablet, which was released earlier this year. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) features an Apple M1 chip and Liquid Retina XDR display with Promotion, True Tone, and P3 Wide Color. View Deals
10.2-inch iPad (8th generation):
$329.99 $299.99 on Amazon
Save $30 – The ever-iconic iPad now has a 10.2-inch display and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil. Enjoy A12 processor for lightning fast speed. We’ve seen it for this price before, but it fluctuates a lot, so hold on for as long as you can. View Deals
2021 iPad Pro (11-inch, 128GB):
£749 £729.97 on Amazon
The new 11-inch iPad Pro is less than two months old, but it’s cheaper than ever with this £20 discount. It’s not the biggest price drop you’ll see this Prime Day, but it’s the best option right now if you’re after a new product.
New Apple iPad 2020 (Wi-Fi, 32GB):
£329 £309 on Amazon
The new iPad for 2020 has been priced surprisingly low compared to previous sales periods like Black Friday. The biggest discount ever is £12, but now we’ve seen a £20 discount on the 32GB version of the tablet.
Prime Day Amazon Fire tablet deals and reasons to buy
Amazon’s own brand range of slates are probably the most popular Android tablets, though you’re technically getting a fork of Amazon-designed Android software.
These slates are super affordable, costing only a fraction of other devices. Even if you go for the bigger Fire HD 10 devices, you still won’t pay much. Prime Day deals drive prices down even more.
Slates are also rigid with plastic shells and a large battery, so they’ve got plenty of stopping power for adventures and long trips.
The problem with Amazon Fire tablets is that they are locked into Amazon’s ecosystem of apps, because they are designed for entertainment. So if you want portable tabs for Prime Video, Prime Music, Netflix, Spotify, etc., they’ll be perfect — but they’re not great for productivity or creativity.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet (32GB):
$89.99 $44.99 on Amazon
Save $45 – You can get the 2020 Fire HD 8 tablet on sale for $44.99 on Amazon for Prime Day. That’s a massive $45 discount and the best price for an 8-inch HD display tablet that offers 12 hours of battery life and works with Amazon Alexa for hands-free control. View Deals
Brand New Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet:
$149.99 $79.99 on Amazon
Save $80 – If you’re after a tablet deal, Amazon has its best-selling Fire HD 10 on sale for $79.99. This is the first discount we’ve seen for the all-new 10-inch tablet and you probably won’t see a price like this until November’s Black Friday sale.
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If you can get it for the cheapest version, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is only £40, which is much less than its original £90 asking price. That’s a huge savings over an already affordable slate. View Deals
Fire HD 10 Tablet (32GB):
£159.99 £89.99 on Amazon
Save £70 – This 2021 tablet gets a decent price cut for Prime Day 2021. If you want to enjoy a 1080p screen while running big streaming apps like Prime Video and Netflix, then this is the device for you – the 10.1-inch screen would be great for reading too, especially if you enjoy comic books Huh. View Deals
Prime Day Samsung Galaxy Tab deals and reasons to buy
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices are a close rival to the iPad. The Tab A line consists of affordable slates and the Tab S devices are top-end Android powerhouses.
The Android ecosystem is a bit more open than iOS, with a larger selection of apps and different ways to customize the way you work. Plus, it will work better with Android phones.
Plus, Samsung tablets are quite powerful, with long-lasting batteries and, most importantly, beautiful screens.
On the downside: Android OS still doesn’t work well for tablets as compared to smartphones. Plus, sometimes Samsung’s slates can be a bit pricey for them, and the stylus experience isn’t that great on the iPad.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8 Inch 64GB:
$199 $139 on Amazon
Save nearly $60 on the 64GB storage version of the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A with this Amazon Prime Day deal. The Tab A is a budget tablet that’s now even more affordable, with an HD display (1,280 x 800 pixel resolution), 64GB of storage (expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card slot), and up to 13 hours of battery per Samsung Life is View Deals
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi (128 GB):
$650 $548.79 on Amazon
Samsung makes the best Android tablets today, and you can snag the base model by 16% during Prime Day. It comes with an S Pen which is included for seamless note taking. Weighing in at only 498g/1.1 lbs, the S7 is one of the lightest and thinnest tablets out there today for comfortable browsing and bingeing. View Deals
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 LTE:
£169 £129 on Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 LTE is an 8-inch tablet with 4G support, a sleek, lightweight design and an affordable price tag, but the Silver model for Amazon Prime Day is even cheaper than usual, coming in at just £129. £40 savings. View Deals
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi (256GB):
£689 £529 on Amazon
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is one of the best Android slates out there, and you can save £160 over the cost of the 256GB model in Mystic Navy during Prime Day. Its 120Hz refresh rate and 2560 x 1600 resolution will make your streamed content look amazing, and its S Pen stylus makes it great for productivity and creativity, too. View Deals
Other Tablet Deals
No matter where you live, you’ll find all the lowest prices for various tablets on the web right here, along with offers available in your area.
More Amazon Prime Day Deals
- Amazon Devices: Up to 50% off on Prime Day
- Amazon Fire Tablet: Record low prices now $44.99 . starting from
- Amazon Fire TV Stick: Half Price 4K Streaming
- Amazon Echo (4th Gen):
$99.99$59.99 on Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (4th Generation):
$49.99$24.99 on Amazon
- Adidas: Upto 45% Off On Footwear & Apparel
- Audible Premium Plus: Save 53% in your first 4 months
- AirPods: Now only $99. starting from
- Apple Watch Series 6 (40mm, GPS):
$399$329 on Amazon
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- iPad (8th generation): was $329 now $299
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