The best tablet Black Friday deals for 2022
Updated: Oct 17, 2022 5:31 pm
Black Friday Tablet deals are your chance to get hold of the biggest savings you’ll find all year on portable tablet devices. Tablets, from general-use tablets to drawing tablets and even gaming tablets, easily rank among the best-selling items during Black Friday, from brands like Apple and Samsung, and as such, there is never any shortage of offers.
In this guide, we’ll be covering the very best Black Friday tablet deals to save you time and money this November. The trick is knowing where to look, and that’s where we step in.
We’ll be bringing all the best deals from across the web to you in the run-up to the Black Friday – Cyber Monday weekend, so keep your eyes on this page!
Best tablet deals 2022
Below is a shortlist of the best tablet deals currently available in 2022. This includes deals that are not technically Black Friday deals, but which are solid offers regardless. As Black Friday draws closer, we expect to see better offers go live and will be updating and refreshing this list with the new, best selections.
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen, Intel Evo Core i7, 32GB Memory, 1TB SSD, Device Only (Latest Model) –
- Microsoft Surface Pro 8 – 13” Touch Screen, Intel Evo Core i7, 16GB Memory, 1TB SSD, Device Only (Latest Model) – was
- Microsoft Surface Pro X – 13” Touch Screen, Microsoft SQ1, 8GB Memory, 128GB SSD – was
- HP 11″ Tablet – Intel Pentium, 4GB Memory, 128GB SSD – was
- Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2 – 11.2″ 2.5K OLED, MediaTek Kompanio 1300T, 4 GB LPDDR4X, 128GB – was
- Lenovo Windows Duet 3i – 10.3″ Touch Screen, Celeron N4020, 4GB Memory, 128GB eMMC with keyboard – was
Where to find the best tablet Black Friday deals?
We’ll be listing the best tablet Black Friday deals from all major retailers here on this very page, so rather than looking yourself your best bet would be to save some time by bookmarking and refreshing this page as Black Friday draws closer.
Best Buy are a great all-round retailer when it comes to Black Friday tablet deals if you’re based in the US or Canada, and ebuyer and Currys should be checked out if you’re in the UK or nearby. For consumers all over the globe, the Samsung Store usually offers great deals on Samsung Galaxy Tab models, particularly if you trade in an older device. Amazon is of course always worth checking out wherever you are.
The Apple store doesn’t embrace Black Friday in the same way as most companies and retailers, usually offering a gift card or the like rather than discounts on its products. But, third-party retailers such as Amazon, BestBuy, and others offer their own deals on Apple iPad tablets during Black Friday, including on the regular iPad, the iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and iPad Air.
Tablet Black Friday sales shortlist:
Last year’s Black Friday tablet deals
Up to $350 off with trade in
Galaxy Tab S7 11.0″, 256GB, WiFi, Mystic Black
Up to $300 off with trade in
Galaxy Tab S7+ 12.4″, 128GB/256GB, WiFi, Mystic Black
$45 off – half price
Amazon Fire HD 8 10th Generation 8″ Tablet 32GB
$75 – half price!
Amazon All New Fire HD 10 – 10.1” Tablet 32 GB
$70 – half price!
Amazon Fire 8 Kids 8″ Tablet Ages 3-7 32GB
Amazon All New Fire 10 Kids 10.1” Tablet Ages 3-7 32 GB
$70 – half price!
Amazon Fire 8 Kids Pro 8″ Tablet Ages 6+ 32GB
Apple 12.9″ iPad Pro M1 Chip (Mid 2021, 1TB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray)
Up to $300 off with trade in
Galaxy Tab S7 11.0″, 128GB, WiFi/Cellular, Mystic Silver
Samsung – Galaxy Tab A (2019) – 8″ – 32GB – Black
When will tablet Black Friday sales start in 2022?
Going off previous years, we’ll see Black Friday tablet for 2022 appearing at least as early as November up until Cyber Monday on the 28th. Each year Black Friday sales have been going live earlier and earlier though, so we may see some early sales even in October this year. Regardless, between now and the end of November we’ll be listing the best tablet deals on this page, whether they’re labelled ‘Black Friday’ or not (assuming we think they’re worth your time, and more importantly, money).
How to get the best Black Friday tablet deals in 2022?
We won’t know for sure which the best deals are until the day itself, but we can look towards the previous Black Friday for clues as to what is likely to appear. Last year produced discounts on virtually every Apple tablet under the sun, from the iPad Pro and iPad Air to the comparatively more affordable iPad Mini. The best savings were on previous-gen models, so look out for these if you aren’t fussed about having the latest tablet.
Samsung tablets always feature during Black Friday, and this year we expect deals along the lines of $150 off the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 as we saw last year. We also expect Amazon to weave in some steep discounts on its range of Fire tablets, this is almost guaranteed based on previous years and the steadfast popularity of the company’s affordable tablets.
How good will tablet deals be this Black Friday?
As ever, you’re unlikely to see enormous deals on the latest models of any range, but on the previous-gen models of big-name brands like Samsung Galaxy Tab, Apple iPad, HP Spectre 2-in-1 laptops, and the Microsoft Surface Pro series, for around 30% off or better. Cheaper offerings like the Black Amazon Fire tablets were reduced by near enough 50% in 2021 for some models like the Fire HD10 tablet, bringing the asking price to significantly under $100, and we expect to see the same this year.
Features to consider when looking for a Black Friday tablet deals
When you’re searching for Black Friday tablet deals in 2022, you should always think about the following features and how important these are to you and your needs:
- Battery life: For a mobile device like a tablet, a good battery life is one of the key features you should bear in mind, regardless of the use case of your tablet.
- Stylus support: If you’re interesting in using your tablet for artistic purposes, then you’ll definitely want to make sure it supports the right kind of stylus you want to use, and has good reviews on how it feels when it comes to drawing on it (responsiveness, accuracy etc.). Check out our best drawing tablet with screen guide for more info.
- Screen: Given a tablet basically resembles an interactive screen, the type and quality of the display is of great importance. Make sure the resolution is sufficiently high, the size of the screen is sufficiently large for your needs, and that the colors, contrast, and especially brightness (for that outdoor viewing) are all up to scratch.
- CPU: A powerful CPU (by tablet standards) will be needed if you’re interested in doing something a bit more demanding like photo or video editing on your device.
- GPU: This isn’t something 90% of people looking to buy a tablet will have to worry about, but if you’re after one of those rare individuals looking for a tablet you can game on (or perhaps use for video editing and animation), then this is a feature you’ll want to consider. Read our best gaming tablet page for more info.
- RAM: Sufficient RAM is important for having multiple tabs open when browsing the web. 8GB is the minimum you’re likely to find, but ideally we recommend 16GB of RAM where possible.
Black Friday tablet FAQs
Which tablet brand is best?
It’s difficult to point to one particular tablet brand as being the best, as they all offer different types of products, and the top of the tablet is a close race between the big names. If we had to pick though, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and HP are the big four brands in 2022 when it comes to leading tablet design.
Which tablet should I buy in 2022?
The tablet you should buy in 2022 depends on your needs and budget. If you’re looking at premium large screen tablets, then the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ Ultra and the iPad Pro 12.9″ are the best around. The Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 and Huion Kamvas Pro 13 are the best options if you’re looking for a drawing tablet, a highly specced Microsoft Surface Pro 8 for photo editing, or one of the Amazon Fire HD series if you want an affordable device.
Do iPads get reduced on Black Friday?
You will definitely find iPads reduced on the sites of whole host of retailers during Black Friday 2022, however the Apple store is unlikely to take part.