Tablets are the Goldilockses (is that a word? It is now!) of the portable-computer world. They offer a bigger screen than a cell phone, but are a fraction of the size and weight of a laptop — no wonder we're addicted to them! And now's the perfect time to get your fix, at the best price. Amazon Prime Day is the time to do that — and not just on Amazon, other retailers are hosting epic sales as well: "As it happens, most other major retailers and brands — we're talking Walmart, Best Buy, Nintendo, Target, Nordstrom and more — have launched adjacent sales that are on par with the savings you'd see on Black Friday"
Apple iPad Air (5th Generation): with M1 chip, 10.9-inch Liquid Retina Display, 64GB, Wi-Fi 6, 12MP front/12MP Back Camera, Touch ID, All-Day Battery Life – Blue$500$599Save $99
2021 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) - Silver$299$326Save $27
2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro (Wi‑Fi, 128GB) - Silver$1,113
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE 12.4”$380$530Save $150
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 Android Tablet, 10.5”$179$280Save $101
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7" 32GB Android Tablet$115$119Save $4
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ - 12.3” Touch Screen$641$709Save $68
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3" Touch-Screen$659$899Save $240
Fire 7 Kids tablet, 7" Display,16 GB$50$100Save $50
Lenovo Tab P11 Plus — 11" 2K Display with Keyboard Included$250$350Save $100
Roomba 692 Robot Vacuum$180$269Save $89
Amazon Fire TV 55" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV with Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote, stream live TV without cable$285$520Save $235
Fire TV Stick Lite with Alexa Voice Remote$12$30Save $18
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones$68$150Save $82
3-Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper$63$90Save $27
Crest 3D Whitestrips with Light Teeth Whitening Strip Kit$40$57Save $17
Echo Dot$20$50Save $30
55-Inch Class Frame Series TV$980$1,398Save $418
Sesh Evo True Wireless In-Ear Earbud - True Black$29$50Save $21
Apple AirPods (2nd Generation) Wireless Earbuds$99$129Save $30
Apple AirPods Pro Wireless Earbuds$243
13.3" Galaxy Chromebook Laptop$580$1,000Save $420
Apple Watch Series 7 [GPS 41mm] Smart Watch$279$399Save $120
Smart Thermostat$42$80Save $38
Security Camera$23$50Save $27
Blink Indoor Security Camera$55$80Save $25
Roomba i2 (2152) Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum$200$350Save $150
Dustbuster AdvancedClean$40$60Save $20
H510 Zeus-X RGB White Wired Gaming Headset$48$64Save $16
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection - PlayStation 5$36$50Save $14
Ultimate Hard Anodized 2-Piece 10/12-Inch Cookware Set$42$61Save $19
HA1 Nonstick Hard Anodized Cookware Set$105$150Save $45
Waterpik Aquarius$45$100Save $55
Thick High Waist Yoga Pants$17$30Save $13
Women's One Piece Swimsuit$23$30Save $7
Zinus 8-inch Green Tea Luxe Memory Foam Mattress$278$459Save $181
E2827 Pro Deluxe Charcoal Grill, Black$168$234Save $66
CGG-180 CGG180 Propane Grill$127$200Save $73
Aviron Bay Expandable Softside Luggage$57$80Save $23
U.S. Traveler Boren Hardside Luggage, 3-Piece Set$200
Camping Hammock$20$40Save $20
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter$11$20Save $9
Says Kristin McGrath, savings expert for RetailMeNot: “It might seem early, but July is actually a popular time for retailers to start running back-to-school sales — from backpacks and tablets to kids clothing, you can expect to find several great savings opportunities in this area during Prime Day." Upgrade your tablet so you can surf the web by the shore, or dive into that book poolside this summer. We've got the top deals below, but don't wait too long. With up to 50% off on top brands, they won't last.
Apple iPad Deals
You can see those specs for yourself; more important, you can see that unbeatable price. So, as far as we're concerned, this Prime Day deal is a no-brainer. But let's hear another opinion....
"I love Apple products, so it’s no surprise that I love this iPad, but BOY am I happy!" gushed one five-star reviewer. "I’ve never owned an iPad…but I’ve always wanted one and this one is perfect. From what I can tell, the only different really between the Air and Pro is the refresh rate, and honestly I can’t really tell a difference with what I use it for."
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Samsung Galaxy Deals
This Samsung really does give you the best of both worlds. It offers multiple angles for viewing, plenty of built-in memory and lots of cool features (like the ability to stream Netflix with a voice command).
One reviewer said, "It's a powerhouse in terms of speed performance and the graphics are impeccably sharp and vivid."
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Microsoft Surface Deals
Tablets have come a long way in recent years, and Microsoft in particular has been upping its game in a big way. All that progress is evident in this Surface Pro 7+. Leave that weighty laptop home and get things done portably and on-the-fly like never before.
"Very enjoyable," said one plan-spoken but impressed five-star fan. "Flawless in operation and setup. Very glad I purchased this unit!"
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Amazon Fire Deals
Designed for children ages 3 to 7, this Fire 7 Kids Tablet from Amazon is now half price at just $50 (down from its usual $100)! Said one of over 178,000 five-star reviewers: "This is my third time purchasing one. My grandchildren spend time on the preloaded educational fun games and kid’s age-appropriate programs. These keep children entertained for hours. They are built to withstand a child. These make great gifts!"
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Lenovo Tablet Deals
This Android system, in conjunction with MediaTek's Helio G90T Tab Octa-Core processor makes this model a winner for gamers, surfers and number crunchers alike.
This, from a five-star P11 owner, is what we call the highest praise possible: "One of the best purchases I ever made." They continued: "The tablet is very fast, the colors are intense. The material feels pretty good. I still do not find negative points to the tablet."
Check out more Lenovo tablet deals below:
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
Our top picks for Day 2 of Prime Day:
Fun fact: This year, the sales are better than ever before. Why? Because Amazon, and other top retailers like Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others, are motivated to move overstock merchandise and make space for fresh products. If you’re not yet an Amazon Prime member, sign up now for exclusive members-only access to Prime Day deals. Click here for a free 30-day trial.