9 best Black Friday deals on tablets and e-readers
If you're in the market for a new tablet this holiday season, you're in luck. There's never been more variety than there is right now, and the sale prices are low enough to fit nearly any budget. And when you include e-readers in this category, the selection is even greater. Whether you're interested in browsing the Web from bed, carrying around your entire library with you, or using touch-based creation tools to make gorgeous artwork, there's bound to be something here to fit your needs.
To help save you time and money, the TechBargains team sifted through all of the major circulars and selected the 9 very best Black Friday deals on both tablets and e-readers. Check out our favorites below.
New Amazon Kindle Fire 7" 8GB Tablet $34.99 / $49.99
For $35 you could do a far worse than the Amazon Fire. It sports a speedy quad-core processor and gives you access to $10,000 worth of apps through Amazon Underground. The bonus is: all app, games & in-app items are free. Give it to your kids and never worry about them racking up a bill on in-game purchases. At this price they can even double as a digital picture frame.
Amazon Kindle Touch 6" WiFi eInk eBook Reader with Special Offers $49.99 / $79.99
At almost 40 percent off and under $50 this Kindle makes the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for anyone who likes to read or wants to start reading again. Amazon offers tons of free ebooks to start your collection or with read them off the free Kindle reading app on any tablet or phone.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 6" eBook Reader with Built-in Light $99.99 / $119.99
The Paperwhite rarely goes on sale as it is their best selling eReader. It's for reading lovers and sports almost twice the resolution of the Kindle Touch and has a handy built-in light for reading in the dark or in daylight. If your eyes are strained from frequently reading off a tablet or phone this is the only choice for you.
Dell Venue 8 7000 8.4" Android Tablet $299 / $449
Dude, Dell actually makes nice tech now. This winner of the CES 2015 Innovation award isn't a Apple clone and features a gorgeous edge to edge OLED display, aluminum construction and is among the thinnest 8" tablets available. This $150 Black Friday discount is the lowest price we've seen and puts it squarely $100 less than the iPad mini.
Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro $699 / $1499
This doorbuster deals is 50% off and the lowest price we've seen. The aptly named Yoga Pro 2-in-1 tablet / laptop features an incredible QHD 3200x1800 touchscreen display, a huge 256GB SSD, and has a watchband inspired hinge that lets the keyboard fold back into a tablet mode or be used like a laptop. The price is a nobrainer for those who like a touch interface interface of a tablet but still need the productivity of a laptop.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Tablet starting at $899
After 4 generations of refinement Microsoft has made a tablet that can replace a laptop. Thoughtful design elements set it apart: an adjustable kickstand, class leading optional keyboard and an included stylus with a pencil like erase function. The deal? Use Microsoft's educational program to save 10% off this never discounted price.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7" 8GB Tablet $99.99 / $199
eBay has vetted out a price from a reputable seller (Adorama) that is $20 less than the best Black Friday prices we've found and 50% off the list price. It's a popular choice with strong Amazon reviews for its solid 215ppi pixel density, built-in IR blaster for TVs and split screen multi-tasking.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" 32GB Tablet $399.99 / $499.99
The Galaxy Tab S2 is Samsung's new flagship tablet and was released just last September. This $100 Black Friday discount is to help entice you to choose it over the iPad Air ($499). Both are striking similar but the Galaxy S2 gives you twice the starting storage (plus MicroSD expansion), a stunning display, and offers all the customization Android is known for.
Apple iPad Air 2 $359.99 / $499
The iPad remains year after year among the best tablets and Black Friday is THE time to get an iPad at a discount. Instead of a doorbuster gift card deal you have to elbow someone in the face to get, eBay has vetted a seller that will give you an upfront discount without the hassle of going to a store or dealing with a gift card.
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