Amazon sells more stuff than any other company on the planet. And one of the things that it sells the most of is tablets, specifically its own branded Fire tablets. So, when Amazon’s yearly celebration of consumerism begins, you can bet there will be plenty of Prime Day deals on tablets, especially low-price Android ones. With a little work, you might be able to find a rare discount on an iPad, too. Prime Day 2022 is scheduled for July 12th and 13th.
It’s become customary 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 peek across the fence to find the best discounts. For the best deals at Amazon itself, make sure you’re subscribed to Prime (or get it for free if you aren’t) and keep an eye on the front page lightning deals.
Prime Day tablet deals: What to expect
Amazon will absolutely have discounts available on some, if not all, of its latest generation Kindle Fire tablets, as well as the e-ink Kindle digital book readers and accessories for same. But since Amazon also sells, well, pretty much everything, you’ll be able to find discounts on tablets from other brands too. Low-end tablets from brands like Samsung and Lenovo are frequent targets for discounts, as are some full-sized Windows machines. Apple’s iPads, usually very hard to find discounted, will sometimes get a small discount, but you’re more likely to find deals on iPad accessories.
In the lead-up to Prime Day, you can expect to find a few deals from both Amazon vendors and their competitors. We’ve collected the best that we can find—some of them might be even cheaper than the ones you find on Prime Day itself. Please note: Deals come and go quickly, and we’ll 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 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 more than $300 off the retail price.
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3i
This Surface-style Windows tablet won’t blow you away with power, but its 8GB of RAM, full HD screen, and Bluetooth keyboard make it a deal even at full 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 triple-digit discount on one of Samsung’s most powerful models.
Early Prime Day iPad deals
iPad 2021 64GB
This small discount on the base model iPad — the last one 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 Gen)
This small discount on a high-end iPad is well worth it if you need a storage boost.