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Best tablet sales in August 2021

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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. 

Amazon, for instance, usually has the 10.2-inch iPad (128GB) on sale for $399.99. Not to be outdone, Best Buy has multiple tablet deals that are up to $250 off. 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

10.2" iPad (2019/32GB): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
Apple's 10.2-inch iPad is perfect for just about anyone. It features an A12 Bionic CPU, which makes using your iPad a snappy experience, whether you're streaming movies or playing games. You also get a 10.2-inch (2160 x 1620) LCD, 8MP camera, 12MP front camera, and an epic 12:57 battery life. If the price goes back to retail price, make sure to check other colors to see if the tablet sale is available in another color/model.View Deal

10.9" iPad Air (2020/64GB): was $599 now $539 @ Amazon
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. Last month, it dropped to an all-time price low of $499. However, even at $539 it's still a steal and one of the best tablet sales around. View Deal

iPad Mini (2019/64GB): was $399 now $369 @ Amazon
The latest Apple iPad Mini packs Apple's powerful A12 Bionic CPU, which delivers ridiculously fast performance. It lasts nearly 13 hours per charge. Although it's been up to $50 off before, this tablet deal is the best price at the moment. View Deal

12.9" iPad Pro (2020/128GB): was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
The 2020 iPad Pro packs an unbeatable A12Z Bionic CPU, dual 12MP/10MP rear cameras, 7MP front camera, and a stunning 12.9-inch edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display with ProMotion. Amazon has it on sale for $949, which makes it the second-best tablet deal we've seen for this iPad Pro.View Deal

Tablet sales — Amazon Fire tablets

Fire HD 8 Plus w/ Dock: was $149 now $139 @ 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 tablet deal includes the Amazon Wireless Charging Dock. View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet: was $224 now $209 @ 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. There are no standalone tablet deals on the Fire HD 10 at the moment, but this bundle includes the tablet, and Amazon standing case, screen protector, and 15W USB-C charger for just $209. 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

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. That means price checking against multiple retailers and searching 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.