Tablets are up there with some of the best and handiest pieces of technology. The perfect middle ground between a phone and a laptop, the tablet is a great device to browse online, read books, use apps and edit/draw on photos and videos – whatever your needs are, really!
Tablets – in particular Apple iPads – are top sellers in the Black Friday deals and typically get great price cuts. Whether you need an upgrade or you’re a designer looking to improve your expertise, iPads are the best-in-class tablets that you need to be shopping for this Black Friday.
Here’s the top three iPads we expect to see in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, plus what UK retailers are expected to have the best discounts.
Apple's entry level iPad is a fantastic all-round slate with Apple Pencil support, and is also capable of delivering a very competent light computing experience too thanks to its Apple keyboard compatibility. Powered by Apple's A13 Bionic chip and coming with 64GB of storage as standard, this tablet has plenty of power and solid storage, while its all-day rated battery means it can run and run.
Rated the best tablet by T3, the iPad Air offers a fantastic all-round tablet experience and a marked step up from the entry level iPad. It works with the 2nd Generation Apple Pencil, making note taking, designing and drawing simple. With a detailed screen, ultra-fast process and slick square-edged design, the iPad Air is still one of the best iPads and tablets on the market, so try and get your hands on this in the Black Friday sales.
At a slightly higher price, the iPad Pro is an elite and premium tablet that’s packed full of power. This is the first iPad to use the new Apple M1 chip which is included across its desktop and laptop range, making it speedy and intuitive. Whichever screen size you choose (11” or 12.9”), the iPad Pro has one of the best tablet screens available.
The iPad Mini is a lightweight, portable and small-sized powerhouse, with a fast Apple A15 processor and wide colour high resolution display. With Apple Pencil support, the Mini is a great device for drawing or editing photos and videos. It’s the ideal travel companion that doesn’t take up much space and has a great battery life. If you’re looking for a versatile iPad which can do anything you need it to, the iPad Mini is the best choice and at a really reasonable price.
Top UK retailers
Amazon UK iPad deals
Any iPad (and tablet in general) that you could possibly want is available on Amazon. We predict that many of their iPad/tablets will be discounted in their Black Friday sale but as Amazon are starting their deals a month early, keep an eye out this November for great prices at Amazon.
View all Amazon UK iPad deals
AO.com iPad deals
Experts in computing tech and gadgets, AO.com are a strong destination so if you’re searching for a tablet this Black Friday. In addition to their daily deals, AO.com have discount codes that help you save even more money on items throughout their website.
View all AO.com iPad deals