Finding a good price on a quality tablet can be tough these days, so we’ve compiled a roundup of the best Amazon Prime Day tablet deals to help save you some money. Tablets are great devices for leisurely enjoying videos, games, or reading, but they can also double as portable productivity machines.
There are a number of great options in the “tablet” space, from Amazon’s Fire tablets to Android tablet options from the likes of Samsung and Lenovo. We’ve also seen some fantastic deals on Apple iPads and yes, even Chromebook/Chrome OS tablets (they exist!). Don’t forget that one of the top audiences for tablets are children, so we’ve included the best kids tablet deals too. Whichever top manufacturer you like, and whatever OS you prefer, chances are there will be a great deal on the perfect tablet for you during Amazon Prime Day 2020.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
I know that it may seem strange to put a Chromebook device as our top pick for the best Amazon Prime Day tablet deal, but we love this device. It hasn’t been easy to find, so now that it’s back on Amazon at a discount is a great thing.
$60-$90 off at Amazon
Best Fire Tablet Deals Available Now
- Amazon Fire Tablets: From $50
- Apple iPads: Save $50
- Lenovo Tablets: Save $10
- Samsung Tablets: Save $70
- Kids Tablets: Save $50
- Chromebook Tablets: Save $285
- Which to buy?
There are already a lot of savings to be had on great tablets, and we expect to see even better discounts in the coming days and weeks. Be sure to keep coming back to this page, as we’ll be continuously updating the great deals on this list right up through Prime Day 2020!
Best Amazon Tablet Deals
It should come as no surprise that some of the best Prime Day tablet deals will be on Amazon’s own first-party Fire tablets. Fire tablets are already an insane value and are arguably among the most popular tablets sold today (after Apple’s iPads). Fire tablets run Fire OS, a forked version of Android that focuses heavily on Amazon products and services. Not only will you get a great portal to hands-free Alexa, Prime Video, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Audible, but you can play thousands of games and access many of the top Android apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Spotify.
While Fire tablets are also available in kid versions (see further below), the “regular” tablets come in a 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch version, with the larger-sized models sporting HD resolution. Amazon also recently announced a more premium version of its popular Fire HD 8 tablet called the Fire HD 8 Plus, which can charge wirelessly. When paired with a wireless charging dock accessory in Show Mode, it makes an excellent two-in-one alternative to a smart screen like an Echo Show or Google Nest Home device.
Fire 7 | $50 at Amazon
This value tablet features hands-free Alexa and has all the great apps and services you’d expect from Amazon. It’s available in traditional black, plum, sage, or twilight blue variants.
From $50 at Amazon
Fire HD 8 | $90 at Amazon
We expect the HD 8 to be Amazon’s top-selling Fire tablet this Prime Day. It comes in three colors and two storage configurations (32GB and 64GB), and you can increase the storage up to 1TB with a microSD card.
From $90 at Amazon
Fire HD 8 Plus | $110 at Amazon
The Fire HD 8 Plus is Amazon’s premium tablet experience, featuring improved internal components and high-end features like wireless charging. If you want the best, this is the one to get.
From $110 at Amazon
Fire HD 10| $150 at Amazon
With its full HD screen and Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, the Fire HD 10 is like a little TV in your hands!
From $150 at Amazon
Best Apple iPad Deals
Apple’s iPads are far and away the most popular and most acclaimed tablets on the market today. The devices run a version of iOS called iPadOS that should be very familiar to iPhone and Mac users. iPads come in several different sizes and at several different price points for different kinds of consumers.
Whether you’re an on-the-go professional who needs the advanced capabilities of the iPad Pro line, or you just want something compact that ties into all of your apps and Apple services like the iPad Mini, there is an iPad for you. Even the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad is a great value that can outperform just about any Android tablet around. All iPads also now support smart keyboards, Bluetooth keyboards, mouse and trackpad input, and a version of the Apple Pencil stylus.
Apple iPad 10.2 (2020) | $10 off at Amazon
Just because this is the “entry-level” iPad doesn’t mean that it underperforms. With its A12 Bionic chip, Magic Keyboard, and Apple Pencil support, this can be a couch surfing device or a college student’s support system.
From $320 at Amazon
Apple iPad Mini (2019) | $50 off at Amazon
Long a fan-favorite, the latest iPad Mini also features the powerful A12 Bionic chip like the iPad 10.2. It’s perfect for watching videos, reading books, or jotting down notes and pictures with the Apple Pencil.
From $350 at Amazon
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2020) | $50 off at Amazon
This is the cream of all tablets, but it’s so worth its hefty price tag. Its A12Z Bionic chip can put many laptops (including Apple’s) to shame, and its 120hz ProMotion, True Tone display, is a sight to behold.
From $950 at Amazon
Best Lenovo Tablet Deals
Lenovo may not be the first name you think of when considering a tablet, but I’m here to tell you that these devices should be near the top of your list, especially if you want a well-made Android tablet. The Smart Tab line is affordable, and even offers versions that can connect to smart speaker docs and respond to hands-free Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant commands.
The other kind of tablet that Lenovo makes is a Chromebook, but because that runs a different operating system (Chrome OS, with Android app support), we’ve included it in a separate section below.
Lenovo Smart Tab M8 HD | $100 at Amazon
This affordable Android tablet sports an all-metal back, a stunning 8-inch HD display, and a 5000mAh battery. With a stand, it can also double as a Google Assistant smart display.
$100 at Amazon
Lenovo Smart Tab M10 Plus | $10 off at Amazon
This larger tablet has improved specs over the M8, such as a faster processor and a full HD screen. It is available with a speaker doc that can also turn it into a smart display compatible with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant.
From $170 at Amazon
Best Samsung Tablet Deals
Samsung has earned a reputation for making amazing smartphones, but it is also known for making some of the best-performing and best-looking Android tablets. Like its smartphones, the company produces tablets in a wide range of sizes, styles, and price points. It even makes kid-specific tablets (covered in another section below)!
We didn’t add the new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to this list just yet because they have not been discounted to date, but we will be sure to feature them prominently on this list if and when their prices drop for Prime Day 2020.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e | $393 at Amazon
This “budget” tablet is no slouch at performance, with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It can get up to 15 hours of battery life, but it isn’t compatible with the S Pen. It also comes with four months of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, courtesy of Samsung.
From $393 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 lite | $70 off at Amazon
If you want to experience the magic of Samsung’s S Pen at an affordable price, this is the tablet for you. It’s got a large 10.1-inch screen but is remarkably thin and light.
$280 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 | $81 off at Amazon
While no longer the newest flagship, this premium Android tablet still looks and performs like the king of the mountain. You can get it with up to 8GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 855, which is more than enough for most tasks. Plus, it works great with Samsung’s external keyboard case and S Pen.
From $649 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 | $32 off at Amazon
This 8-inch budget tablet can last up to 13 hours and support microSD cards up to 512GB, making it perfect for binge-watching videos on the go. It also comes in a kids’ version (see kids section below).
From $118 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 | $50 off at Amazon
If you want a large tablet but don’t want to pay Galaxy Tab S6 or S7 prices, this model is worth your consideration. It starts at well under $200, and it is on sale from $40-$50 off, depending on the storage tier you select.
From $180 at Amazon
Best Kids Tablet Deals
If you’re thinking about picking up a tablet for the kids this Prime Day, you’re probably just thinking about an Amazon Fire Tablet Kids Edition, and that’s great, but did you know that several other companies make quality kids tablets? Some devices from companies like Samsung run a version of Android, while others may run proprietary software. Regardless, all feature age-appropriate apps and content and are designed to appeal to young ones and take just about any abuse they can dish out.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition | $100 at Amazon
This small tablet is affordable, portable, and it comes with a built-in stand in its case.
$100 at Amazon
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition | $140 at Amazon
Upgrade to the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition for USB-C, an HD-quality screen, and up to 1TB in storage.
$140 at Amazon
Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition | $200 at Amazon
This tablet is the most expensive Fire Tablet available, but it’s great for families with multiple children and/or those who like to watch videos together.
$200 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Kids Edition | $50 off at Amazon
Samsung took the popular Galaxy Tab A 8, slapped a durable bumper case on it, installed kid-friendly apps and software, and called it a day. This is precisely what Amazon does with its Fire Kids Edition tablets, and it works just as well on Galaxy.
$100 at Amazon
Leapfrog Epic Academic Edition | $13 off at Amazon
This device is better suited for younger children (3-8 years old). It comes with over 20 educational apps and a three-month subscription to LeapFrog Academy, which consists of interactive learning guides.
From $108 at Amazon
Vankyo MatrixPad Z1 Kids | 20% off coupon at Amazon
Amazon and Samsung aren’t the only games in town when it comes to kid-friendly Android tablets. Vankyo’s smaller-sized kids’ tablet comes with pre-loaded, unlimited children’s content, and a sturdy bumper case.
$70 at Amazon
Vankyo MatrixPad S8 Kids | 20% off coupon at Amazon
This is a slightly larger version of the previous tablet with all of the same software and hardware features from the smaller model. These are a great alternative to Amazon’s Fire tablets, especially when you consider that their kids’ software is free.
$90 at Amazon
Best Chromebook / Chrome OS Tablet Deals
You may have gotten to this point in the article and become very confused; well, don’t be! While Chrome OS on a tablet form factor has not always been the best user experience, Google and manufacturers have been putting in a lot of work over the past few years to make it not only usable but enjoyable.
The best two examples of this work are the incredibly affordable Lenovo Chromebook Duet and the Google Pixel Slate. Both are optimized to work with keyboard and stylus devices, and both are capable of running both Android and Linux apps. The Chromebook Duet ships with a kickstand case and keyboard in the box, while peripherals for the Pixel Slate are an additional expense.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet | $60-$90 off at Amazon
The Lenovo Chromebook Duet is not only our top tablet pick for Prime Day deals, but it is one of our top-recommended Chromebooks overall. It ships with a built-in kickstand case and keyboard and has a gorgeous 10.1-inch display.
$379 at Amazon
Google Pixel Slate | $285 off at Amazon
Initially panned by critics after its release, the Google Pixel Slate has reemerged as a strong contender for the best Chrome/Android tablet experience thanks to optimizations in Chrome OS and outstanding build quality.
From $515 at Amazon
Which Tablet Should You Buy?
There are so many great tablets available to choose from at different price points, in different sizes, and from different manufacturers. You can find great deals during Prime Day on iPads, Fire tablets, and Android tablets from manufacturers like Lenovo and Samsung. There are also deals to be had on Chrome OS tablets and convertible Chromebooks if you would rather go that route.
Typically when comparing phones, we recommend that you pick the best phone for the ecosystem you primarily use, but that rule of thumb doesn’t necessarily apply here for tablets. Android users can feel secure in their Android identity if they buy an iPad, and iPhone users can get a lot of value and utility from a Chrome OS or Fire tablet.
My top Prime Day 2020 tablet deal recommendations per OS would be the iPad 10.2 for Apple, the Fire HD 8 for Amazon, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 for Android. Oh, and don’t forget our top overall pick, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet!
Prime Day 2020 Tablet deals I’m most excited about
Honestly, I’d love to see the Lenovo Chromebook Duet’s price come down even further, back to its initial $399 retail price, or lower. But even more than that, I hope that supplies last through Prime Day, because getting any good Chromebook has been a struggle during COVID times.
Aside from that, I look forward to even steeper discounts on Amazon’s Fire tablets, and specifically, the Fire HD 8 Plus. If we see that discounted a further $10-$20, or its bundle with the wireless charging dock lowered in price, then I think you should absolutely pounce on that deal.
What were the best Prime Day 2019 Fire Tablet deals?
Last year saw some steep discounts of up to $80 or more on the entry-level iPad, so hopefully, we’ll see more than the current $10 off that the newer version has (or maybe we’ll see some of the 2019 models at a steep discount). The iPads Pro saw similar $50 deals, so I don’t expect those devices to go too much lower.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A got a massive $90 price cut in 2019, so perhaps we can expect the A8 to dip even further. It’s also worth keeping an eye on Amazon’s Fire tablets, specifically the Kids Editions. Those often get discounts of $50 or more!