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Best Black Friday Tablet Ads: Tons of Options Under $100

There's plenty of iPad and Android deals, but Windows tablet deals are disappointing.
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Whatever OS you prefer, there's a Black Friday deal to suit your tablet tastes. This year, there's plenty of Apple and Android deals, although we expected more Windows deals. While we highlighted the best Surface tablet offer we've seen, it seems like this is a year to focus on an iPad or Samsung tablet.

Check out our top tablet picks below, and share your thoughts in the comments!

iPad

  • iPad Pro 9.7" 32GB WiFi Tablet for $449 at Target
    The lowest we've seen for a new 32GB model of this iPad was $550, and we didn't expect the prices to get any better on Black Friday. This Target sale definitely exceeds our expectations.

  • iPad mini 2 32GB WiFi Tablet for $199 at Walmart
    While Target will have the iPad Mini 2 starting around $199, we suspect that the 16GB will fall to $199. Walmart then is offering a better bang for your buck, with 32GB of storage. The lowest we've seen a 32GB new Mini 2 for is $219.

  • iPad Pro 9.7" 128GB WiFi Tablet for $589.99 at BJ's Wholesale Club
    This is still the best price we've seen for a new model in this size category. Previously, we saw one drop to as low as $630.

  • iPad Air 2 Tablets from $274 at Target
    This is easily the best deal we've seen for an iPad Air 2, and it beats our predictions by a whopping $76. Previously, the lowest price this model had dropped to was $300.

Android

  • RCA 7" 16GB Android Tablet for $28 at Walmart
    We expected Android tablets to drop as low as $40, so this deal definitely exceeds our expectations. Additionally, the next lowest price we've seen for similar models is $35, making this the best price we've seen for a budget Android tablet.

  • Lenovo Tab 3 10.1" 16GB Android Tablet for $99 at Walmart
    While this previous-gen tablet features an older processor and is thus likely to run slower than its newer counterparts, it features an HD screen and checks in at $51 less than what it normally costs. The built-in kid's mode makes it a nice gift for kids, especially since it's a pretty cheap name-brand Android tablet.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E 9.6" Android 16GB Tablet for $149.99 at Best Buy
    We've seen this device drop to $150 before, and that deal earned Editors' Choice status. While we'd love to see Best Buy discount it further, it's still a pretty solid deal to just match that previous record low.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8" Android 16GB Tablet for $129.99 at Best Buy
    This is another tablet that matches the lowest price we've seen. That said, the last time we saw it drop to $130, it was for an open-box model — making this the lowest we've seen for a new one.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7" Android 4.4 Tablet with 2XL Spoke Earbuds for $69.99 at Office Depot / OfficeMax
    We haven't seen any deals on this tablet before, but that doesn't mean this isn't still an incredibly affordable device. Other retailers, like Walmart are offering this same model for the same price. However, this one is the better deal since it also includes earbuds for free.

Windows

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" 128GB Core m3 Tablet with Keyboard for $599.99 at Best Buy
    We've only seen this tablet at this price once before, and that was an early release of this very ad. Before that, the lowest price we saw for this model was $550, and that was only for students and it didn't include the keyboard, which costs about $100 on its own. Keep in mind that this model comes with the Core m3 mobile-based CPU.

  • RCA 10.1" Windows 32GB 2-in-1 Tablet with Pogo Keyboard for $99 at Walmart
    It's not the lowest we've seen for the Cambio tablet, but it's close. The best price we've seen is $90.

Amazon

  • Amazon Fire HD 8 8" 16GB Tablet for $59.99 at Amazon
    Amazon released several updated models of its devices, and preorders for this one went for around $90 in September. This deal then is the lowest price we've seen for this new model, and you can snag it starting on November 24.

  • Amazon Fire 7" 8GB Tablet for $33.33 at Amazon
    Released last year, this tablet isn't as new as some of the other updated devices we'll see during Black Friday. And that price point isn't anything new, either. We saw this exact same price on Prime Day this year (which, to be fair, Amazon did advertise as having Black Friday prices). But this is a solid deal because it's still the lowest price we've seen, and if you missed out on Prime Day, you've got a second chance to score it at the same price, starting November 24.

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Staff Writer

Julie joined DealNews in 2015, after many years of becoming well-versed in technology issues as a communications professional for a software company. She first entered journalism in college, reporting on issues facing frugal students for CollegeCandy.com. Julie lives in DealNews' hometown of Huntsville, AL.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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