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Best tablet sales in August 2022

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Looking for cheap tablet sales for work and play? Fortunately, tablet sales are easy to find these days. Retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store typically offer the best tablet sales. And with back to school sales in full swing, now is a great time to shop. 

Amazon, for instance, has the new 10.9-inch iPad Air (64GB) on sale for $559 (opens in new tab). That's $40 off and one of the best tablet sales we've seen. Not to be outdone, Best Buy has Android tablets on sale from $159 (opens in new tab). So we're rounding up the best cheap tablet sales you can get right now. From budget Android tablets to premium iPads — here are today's top deals. (Make sure to check out our guide to iPad deals for Apple-only discounts).  

Tablets sales — Apple iPads

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10.2" iPad (2021/64GB): was $329 now $299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The 2021 iPad features Apple's A13 Bionic CPU, a new 12MP front camera, and 64GB of storage (instead of 32GB like its predecessor). You also get support for Center Stage, which uses machine learning to adjust the front-facing camera during FaceTime video calls. Amazon offers the same price (opens in new tab).

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8.3" iPad mini (64GB/2021): was $499 now $409 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The 2021 iPad mini features an all new thin-bezel design, a larger 8.3.inch Liquid Retina display, A15 Bionic CPU, 12MP wide camera, and USB-C connectivity. It also works with the Apple Pencil 2. Amazon offers the same price (opens in new tab), but stock is fluctuating. 

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iPad Air (64GB/2022): was $599 now $559 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 2022 iPad Air is out. The new tablet is powered by Apple's M1 processor, which features an 8-core CPU that delivers up to 60% faster performance than the previous-gen iPad Air. Other new features include a 12MP ultra wide front camera that supports Center Stage and 5G support (cellular models only). The tablet features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display (2360 x 1640), 12MP wide (rear) camera, USB-C charging, and Magic Keyboard support. 

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10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $469 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Lowest price ever! The iPad Air sports a larger 10.9-inch display, speedy A14 Bionic CPU, and support for USB-C charging. Plus, with Magic Keyboard support, it's as close to a laptop replacement as you can get. It's on sale for $529, but an in-cart discount (applied at checkout) takes an extra $60 off for a final price of $469, which is one of the best tablet sales we've seen for this iPad. 

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11" iPad Pro (128GB/2021): was $799 now $749 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 11-inch iPad Pro sports Apple's M1 CPU for record-breaking speed and performance. It features a stunning 11-inch Liquid Retina display with 120Hz Pro Motion, TrueTone, and P3 wide color. You also get 12MP wide and 10MP ultra-wide cameras and Wi-Fi 6 support. Amazon has the 128GB model at its lowest price to date, which makes this one of the best iPad deals you'll find for Apple's pro tablet. 

Tablet sales — Android

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: was $699 now $574 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The newest addition to Samsung's Galaxy Tab range the S8 features a 11-inch Full HD 120Hz display, a 12Mp front-facing camera, three microphones and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus: was $899 now $798 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus offers all the same great features as it's standard sibling but adds a bigger and more vibrant 12.4-inch AMOLED display and 5G connectivity. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4": was $349 now $310 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's Labor Day Sale preview nets you the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for an all time low price. It packs a premium design, a bright 10.4-inch display and outstanding battery life. It also comes with a nifty S Pen that lets you do more than just take notes and sketch. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab)

Tablet sales — Windows

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MS Surface Go 2: was $549 now $510 @ MS Store (opens in new tab)
The Surface Go 2 is a solid 2-in-1 with all-day battery life and an excellent screen. It packs a 10.5-inch (1920 x 1280) display, Pentium 4425Y CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The stylus and keyboard cost extra, but on its own it's a solid tablet and now $39 off. 

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MS Surface Pro 7: was $959 now $649 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This Microsoft Surface Pro 7 packs a 12.3-inch (2736 x 1824) PixelSense display, 10th-gen Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. It's currently $310 off and one of the cheapest tablet sales we've seen. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.