iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021)
Whether you're set on an iPad or hunting for a great tablet from one of Apple's rivals, our experts have scrutinised what's on offer to bring you the best deals we've found this month.
We've identified deals on mid-range models that should hit the mark for most people and high-end big-screen tablets to replace your 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 tablets. We'll update this page monthly with the best deals, as found by our computing experts.
We also run through some top tips on how to find the latest deals yourself on iPads, Android tablets and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Here are the top deals we've found as of 1st July.
We like: Fast, Great software
We didn’t like: Expensive, 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, Lovely design
We didn’t like: No headphone jack, expensive
The iPad Pro is Apple’s top-end tablet range powered by the Apple A12z processor and paired with 6GB of Ram.
We like: Compact and portable 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 like: Compact size
We didn’t like: Not the fastest
This 8-inch tablet from Samsung’s low-cost Tab A series runs on the Android operating system so should be immediately familiar to anybody who owns an Android phone.
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 value makes it easier to work out how good discounts on other sites really are.
When you're shopping around for deals, be mindful of the fact that there are multiple generations of iPads on sale at the same time, so 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, it has a 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.
Not only is this the place to find the true RRP of the model and specification you’re after, but you might even find a handy 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. itself often has the best prices, 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.