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Best tablet sales in August 2020

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Looking for cheap tablet sales for the new school semester? Fortunately, tablet sales are easy to find. Like notebook deals, tablet sales are the essence of most back to school sales.  

Retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store typically offer the best tablet sales. Amazon, for instance, has practically all of its Fire tablets on sale from $59. Not to be outdone, Best Buy is currently taking $50 off every 2020 iPad Pro. The discount is only valid for students with edu-based e-mail accounts, but it's still one of the best tablet sales we've seen. (Make sure to check out our guide to iPad deals for Apple-only discounts). 

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.  

Tablet sales — Amazon Fire tablets

Fire HD 8 (2020): was $89 now $59 @ Amazon
The 2020 Fire HD 8 brings better battery life (almost 14 hours) and USB-C charging to Amazon's family of tablets. For casual TV watching and music listening, the Fire HD 8 is a solid device, even more so if you're a Prime subscriber. View Deal

Fire HD 8 Plus: was $109 now $79 @ Amazon
The new Fire HD 8 Plus packs all the same features of the Fire HD 8, but houses 3GB of RAM instead of 2GB, which means you'll get much snappier performance. It also supports wireless charging. This is the third time it's been on sale and one of the best tablet sales we've seen all year. View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet: was $149 now $99 @ Amazon
With its bright, vivid display and speedy performance, the Fire HD 10 is a solid choice if you're looking for an affordable tablet that you can take everywhere. At $50 off, it's an even better value than it was before. View Deal

Tablets sales — Apple iPads

iPad Mini (64GB): was $399 now $349 @ Amazon
The latest Apple iPad Mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It outperforms the 2018 iPad and lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. This deal is now $49 off. View Deal

10.5" iPad Air (256GB): was $649 now $549 @ Best Buy
The iPad Air is the iPad we all want, but can't afford. It sports a slim profile and packs Apple's beastly A12 Bionic chip. The 256GB model is currently $100 off, which is one of the best tablet sales we've seen for this model. View Deal

11" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $799 now $749 @ Best Buy
Students with a valid edu-based e-mail can get the 2020 iPad Pro on sale for $749.99. (You'll have to sign up to Best Buy's free student deals newsletter to get an instant $50 voucher). It offers an 11-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Apple's insanely fast A12Z Bionic CPU, and mouse/trackpad support. It features the same specs/hardware as the larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, but costs a few hundred dollars less if you don't need the larger screen. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (128GB/2020): was $999 now $949 @ Best Buy
The Editor's Choice 12.9-inch iPad Pro is the tablet you buy when you need blazing speed, 10 hours of battery life, and the biggest screen possible. The new iPad Pro also fully supports Apple's new pricey Magic Keyboard and cursor input. Students can get it for $949. (You'll have to sign up to Best Buy's free student deals newsletter to get an instant $50 voucher).View Deal

Tablet sales — Android

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4": was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
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 priceView Deal

Google Pixel Slate (Core m3): was $799 now $529 @ Amazon
The Pixel Slate has an elegant design, sharp screen, and a comfortable keyboard (sold separately). It also lasts 10 hours on a charge. Amazon is currently taking $270 off this machine. View Deal

Tablet sales — Windows

MS Surface Go 2: was $549 now $510 @ MS Store
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. View Deal

MS Surface Pro 7: was $959 now $649 @ Best Buy
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. View Deal