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  • 03/04/2023

Cyber Monday tablet deals 2021: sales on iPads, Galaxy Tabs and more

It's now Cyber Monday (November 29) and we sometimes see some pretty great Cyber Monday deals on tablets - but so far most of the deals are ones from Black Friday that are still live.

So what are we seeing right now?We've found a few early price drops for Apple's newest iPads, as well as markdowns on Android tablets from Samsung and Amazon. You can check out those offers and more below.

Cyber Monday falls on November 29, 2021 – but we're already seeing several substantial savings this week, which is also known as Cyber Week.

Amazon has been leading the way with early discounts on iPads, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and Amazon's Fire HD line of tablets. Meanwhile, B&H Photo is coming through with price drops on current- and previous-gen iPads ahead of Cyber Monday.

It's not uncommon for retailers to extend their Black Friday tablet deals to Cyber Monday. However, more notable markdowns on tablets tend to appear on Cyber Monday so your patience (or forgetfulness!) may serve you well if you don't hop on a Black Friday special.

Don't forget about accessories. Cyber Monday is often the best time to buy cases, styli, and other peripherals for your tablet at a decent bargain.

Expect Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy to compete amongst one another in offering significant markdowns on a wide range of tablets – from iPads and Galaxy Tabs to lesser-known value models and brands. But don't overlook smaller regional outlets like B&H Photo or Adorama, which often match or undercut sale prices from big-name retailers. (Plus, they ship nationwide.)

The best Cyber Monday 2020 tablet deals included up to $100 off just-released iPad mini, Pro, and Air models. There was also a modest discount on the Apple Magic Keyboard ($20 off; $330 at Amazon).

As for non-iPad tablet deals, standout offers in the US included up to $150 off Amazon Fire HD tablets, a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 128GB for $550 ($100 saving), and up to $430 off the Microsoft Surface Pro 7.

We're already seeing shades of these discounts weeks ahead of Cyber Monday 2021 – in particular, price cuts on brand-new iPad models. Of course, with the recent iPad refreshes, that means 2020 iPad models are poised to experience even larger markdowns than they did last year...but given that it's Apple we're talking about, take that for what it's worth.

Cyber Monday tablet deals 2021: sales on iPads, Galaxy Tabs and more

We'll be updating this hub with all of the very best Cyber Monday tablet deals as they happen, so bookmark this page if you wan't to miss a thing.

Snagging a stellar Cyber Monday tablet deal won't mean very much if you purchase something that's either too complex for your needs or not robust enough to keep up with your tasks. Before jumping to this year's sales, here are a few quick tips to help you land your ideal tablet...

1. Consider your reason for buying a tablet

Are you seeking a tablet that can serve as a desktop replacement for major computing or creative tasks? Or are you only looking for something on which you can stream Netflix and read ebooks? Figuring this out early will help narrow your selection to models that are best suited to your intended use case since you'll largely be focusing on the specs that matter most (for example: screen size, accessories, connectivity options).

Perhaps you're buying a tablet for a child instead. In that case, you'll want to find a small tablet (under 10 inches) with child-safe controls and a durable build (since, you know, kids can be clumsy with tech).

2. Choose an operating system

Tablet operating systems come in three primary flavors: iPad OS, Android, and Windows Here's a brief overview of which one you should go for:Choose iPad OS if: you want an intuitive interface with support for millions of apps via the App Store.

Choose Android if: you're on a tighter budget, are only seeking something basic for streaming/reading, and crave more of a selection in available models.

Choose Windows if: you have the means to afford a capable desktop replacement that can handle heavy-duty computing.

3. Think about how much storage you'll need

If you intend to download a lot of of games, songs, movies and other apps, you'll want to have ample storage for your files. A sweet spot for most people is 128GB, as it'll offer enough wiggle room so you won't have to immediately concern yourself over deleting old files to make room for new ones.

Naturally, the more storage space you need, the higher the cost of the tablet. Alternatively, select Android and Windows tablets include an SD card slot so you can expand the memory as you see fit. (This isn't an option with the iPad.)

4. Visit TechRadar for the best Cyber Monday tablet deals

Regardless of your budget, you'll want to stay tuned here as we'll be sharing the top Cyber Monday tablets sales as they appear – from budget models to top-of-the-line builds. Bookmark this page to stay in the loop so you can score the perfect bargain on your perfect tablet.

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Alison Barretta

Alison is a freelance writer and editor from Philadelphia, USA. She's been sharing buying advice and retail news for over a decade. When she isn't hunting for deals, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, fawning over skincare, and indulging in her quarantine-borne hobby: cooking.