Amazon sells more stuff than any other company in the world. And one of the things it sells the most of are tablets, specifically its own brand Fire tablets. So when Amazon’s annual celebration of consumerism kicks off, rest assured that there will be plenty of Prime Day deals on tablets, especially cheap Android deals. With a little work, you might also be able to find a rare discount on an iPad. Prime Day 2022 is scheduled for July 12 and 13.
It’s become common for Amazon’s big competitors like Best Buy, Newegg and even secondary markets like eBay to offer huge deals on Prime Day as well, so we’ll be taking a look over the fence to find the best discounts. For the best deals on Amazon itself, make sure you’re subscribed to Prime (or get it for free if you’re not) and keep an eye out for the lightning deals on the front page.
Prime Day Tablet Deals: What Can You Expect?
Amazon definitely has discounts available on some, if not all, of the latest generation Kindle Fire tablets, as well as the e-ink Kindle digital book readers and accessories for them. But since Amazon also sells, well, pretty much everything, you can also find discounts on tablets from other brands. Low-end tablets from brands like Samsung and Lenovo are frequent targets for discounts, as are some full-size Windows machines. Apple iPads, which are usually hard to find at a discount, sometimes get a small discount, but you’re more likely to find deals on iPad accessories.
In the run up to Prime Day, you can expect to see a few deals from both Amazon suppliers and their competitors. We’ve rounded up the best we can find – some may even be cheaper than the ones you’ll find on Prime Day itself. Please note: offers come and go quickly, and we will do our best to keep this article updated with the best information.
Early Prime Day Tablet Deals
At the time of writing, there are no discounts available on the latest generation of Kindle Fire tablets: the Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, Fire HD 10, and Fire HD 10 Plus. We expect significant deals on some or all of these models, including the “Kids” variants, as Prime Day 2022 approaches.
Early Prime Day Android and Windows Tablet Deals
Surface Pro 8 with keyboard
From: Best Buy
This mid-range Surface Pro comes with a keyboard (not always included!) and is over $300 off the retail price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE tablet with keyboard
This eBay deal is for an “open box” tablet, but you can’t argue with a three-digit discount on one of Samsung’s most powerful models.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
If all you need is a tablet with a shocking amount of power, Walmart has a deal: The price will show up as soon as the item is in your cart.
Early Prime Day iPad Deals
iPad 2021 64GB
This small discount on the base-model iPad — the latter with an easy-to-use Home button — makes it even more affordable.
Apple iPad Air 2022 64GB
This modest deal on the latest iPad Air comes in a variety of colors and extends to higher-capacity models.
iPad Pro 11 128GB (3rd generation)
This small discount on a high-end iPad is worth it if you need a storage boost.