One of the much-awaited shopping days of the year, Black Friday, is a few days away, and online retailers are starting to roll out irresistible offers. Electronics deals have drawn a lot of shoppers to click the "Buy Now" button and sellers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, Staples, and Amazon, are laying out their best deals to make it happen.
These major online and brick-and-mortar retailers have already posted offers for popular tablets such as Apple's iPad Air 2, the recent iPad Mini 4, Microsoft's last-gen Surface Pro 3, and a handful of Samsung Galaxy slates. Here is a running list of some of the best Black Friday tablets deals to help buyers plot out their shopping game plan.
The largest online retailer in the US is among to first to announce its Black Friday offerings weeks before the actual event. A lot of items will be sold at discounted prices at predetermined times. Buyers can choose the "Watch a Deal" option to let Amazon notify them when the item they are interested in goes on sale.
Some of the best tablet deals that the retail giant offers include their very own 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet that now sell for $35, down from the regular $50 price. Several Samsung tablets are also discounted including the white version of the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for $80 (original price: $140), the 7-inch, white Galaxy Tab 4 for $119 (down from $200), and its black counterpart for the same price (down from $180).
Samsung's higher-end, 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 (32GB, Black) is on sale for $399, about $100 lower that the regular $500 tag. The slightly smaller 8-inch Galaxy Tab S2's price is now at $349, down from the original $400. Meanwhile, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 slate can be bought for $665. The model comes with 62GB storage, free shipping, and can be updated to the current Windows 10 OS.
The consumer electronics retailer offers a $75 price reduction of the 64 GB variant of the iPad Air 2. It also has a $200 discount on the regular-priced Surface Pro 3. For those looking for Black Friday promos for the iPad Mini 4 on Best Buy, then will be able to find 64GB and 128GB models that are $100 cheaper than the regular price.
Best Buy does not have deals for Samsung Galaxy tablets at the time of this writing, but it does offer one for the Galaxy Note 5 phablet. The company slashed the price from $250 to $50 for those who will get the device with a two-year contract from Verizon Wireless. Head over to this page for complete lists to Best Buy's Black Friday tech deals.
The US' largest grocery retailer has a couple of tablet deals that will satisfy Apple fans. Walmart offers one-hour guarantee deals for a 16GB, white, WiFi-only model of the iPad Air 2 for $399, which is $100 less than the usual price. A gold version of the iPad Air 2 is also on sale for the same price.
Though Walmart currently has no Android tablet promos, it does offer a $150 credit for any Samsung smartphone from AT&T as well as a $100 gift card that will be available on Thursday at 6 p.m. in its physical stores. It will also be available online all day on Thursday.
The American retailer will also have Samsung Note 5 and S6 promos on Thanksgiving Day although both devices will come with a carrier contract. Older Apple tablets such as the original iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 will also be discounted via $100 and $80 gift cards, respectively. This page gives more details on Target's Black Friday offerings.
The popular office supply chain store already slashed the price of the iPad Air 2 last week, but it plans to trim down the price even further. On Thursday, buyers will be able to purchase the 64GB, gold variant of the iPad Air 2 for $449, down from the original $599 price. For those who are not into gold, the 16GB model in Space Gray or Silver will also be available for $374.
There will also be a $100 price cut for the 16GB iPad Mini 4. The Gold or Space Gray color variant of the smaller iPad will be tagged with a $299 price. Those who head to Staples stores on Friday will also get a chance to grab $60 and $80 savings on the iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air, respectively.