iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)
Looking for an iPad or a tablet from one of Apple's rivals? Our experts are tracking what's on offer to bring you this month's best deals.
We've hunted down deals on mid-range models as well as high-end, big-screen tablets that can replace a laptop.
Like all tech products, tablets are constantly being updated and refreshed with new versions. That means there are plenty of deals to be found on last-generation models, as well as the occasional discount on the very latest models. We'll update this page monthly with the best deals we've found.
We also run through some top tips on how to find the latest deals on iPads, Android tablets and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Black Friday is a great time to look for deals on a tablet. Apple doesn't really go in for discounts much, but tablets from brands, such as Lenovo and Samsung will get price drops.
Amazon has weeks of deals leading up to Black Friday, too, so expect to see some of its Fire tablets reduced even more than their already low starting prices.
We don't know what the deals will be yet, but as soon as we do we'll update this story with the best ones we find.
Here are the top deals we've found as of 1 October 2021.
We like: Lovely design
We didn’t like: Battery life could be better
Apple’s mid-range tablet sits between the standard iPad/iPad Mini and the iPad Pro in terms of specification and price.
We like: fast, great software
We didn’t like: expensive (for a compact tablet), only supports older Apple pencil
This tablet has a 7.9-inch screen and an Apple A12 processor and the cheapest version comes with 64GB of storage. Think carefully whether this is enough for you as it can’t be upgraded later.
We like: fast, robust build
We didn’t like: we've seen punchier displays
Prices have fallen sharply this month on the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the 64GB version can be had for £265 currently. The operating system is smooth and it feels slick whether you use your finger or the stylus.
We like: compact design, long battery life
We didn’t like: no headphone jack
This Android tablet has a facial recognition camera and a fingerprint scanner, so you can easily unlock your tablet and authorise payments without having to type in a Pin or password.
We've picked out a selection of good offers on decent tablets, but if these aren't quite right for you there are ample opportunities to find yourself a great tablet deal.
Apple’s own website provides you with a good baseline of how much an iPad costs, because Apple never discounts new models on its own website. Knowing the full, true price makes it easier to work out how good discounts on other sites really are.
When you're shopping around for deals, be mindful that there are multiple generations of iPads on sale at the same time. Make sure you know which generation you're buying; our guide on shows you which models are the latest generation.
There’s nothing wrong with buying an older-generation iPad (in fact, it’s a great way to save money), but just make sure you’re comparing like-for-like products instead of a newer, more expensive model with an older, cheaper version.
Another way to keep costs down is to consider a refurbished iPad. While Apple's website never has deals on new tablets, there is a section on the that come with a one-year warranty. What’s available varies day by day, but you should be able to save at least 20% on a refurbished model over a new one.
This the place to find the true RRP of the model and specification you’re after, and you might even find a discount while you’re there. It might be a simple discount on a specification, or it could be a discounted or free accessory when you buy a full-price tablet.
If you don’t find a discount on the Microsoft website, it’s highly likely you’ll find one from a different retailer. Make sure you check all the specifications and colour options, as discounts may only be on one or two of these at any time.
Amazon Fires are hardly expensive to start with, but deals on these tablets come along fairly regularly. You will often find the best prices on , but you can sometimes find decent discounts from the likes of Currys and Argos.
If there's nothing available on the day you search, you probably won't have to wait for long for a discount to materialise. So if you don’t need to buy right now, it could pay to wait until a deal comes up.