10 noteworthy Cyber Monday tablet deals

If you held off on Black Friday from snagging a tablet, Cyber Monday could be your last chance to get some discounts on touchscreen gear this year.


This Cyber Monday sale is packed with Android tablets, large and small, as well as some smaller savings for iPads and the Nexus 7 tablet from Google.

Let's start with an Acer tablet sold by the Microsoft Store.

Lenovo: IdeaTab S2110 32GB version, $463

Specs: a 10.1-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0, 32GB of storage, a 1.3MP front camera, a 5MP back camera, and microHDMI

If you want a keyboard with your Android tablet, Lenovo knocks off $115 from a bundle of the IdeaTab S2 tablet, which includes a keyboard dock and 32GB of storage. This bundle is just $24 more than the 16GB version.

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Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, 16GB version, $300

Specs: a 10.1-inch display with 1280-pixel-by-800-pixel resolution, Android 4.0, 16GB of storage, a 1GHz dual-core processor, a VGA front camera, a microSD slot, up to 11 hours of battery life promised.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is not top of the charts when it comes to specs, but you do get a microSD slot on this tablet, which the newer models don't have. With $100 off, this is a good value at $299 for a big tablet.

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Amazon: Kindle Fire, 8GB version, $129

Specs: a 7-inch screen with 1024-pixel-by-600-pixel resolution, Wi-Fi-only, 8GB of storage, and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor

Amazon will slash $30 off (with special ads, enter promotional code FIREDEAL at checkout) on its previous generation Kindle Fire tablet.

Note: this tablet doesn't have the high-resolution screen of the Fire HD. For that tablet, you'll pay $70 more for the high-res display and double the storage.

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Best Buy, Amazon: Asus Transformer Pad TF300, 16GB version, $279

Specs: a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280-pixels-by-800-pixels, 32GB of storage, a 1GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras, up to 10 hours of battery life promised, and Android 4.1

Amazon and Best Buy continue their Black Friday deal for the Asus Transformer Pad across Cyber Monday. This is the only high-resolution screen Android tablet we found at this price for a 16GB model.

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Amazon: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, 16GB version, $447

Specs: 10.1-inch display, 1280-pixel-by-800-pixel resolution, 16GB of storage, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, dual cameras, Android 4.0

The 16GB Samsung Galaxy Note tablet on Amazon comes in at $447 after a $53 savings. It has a 10.1-inch screen which is not quite in the same class as the iPad, but it’s the stylus pen that sets this Android tablet apart.

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Best Buy: Kobo Mini E-Reader, $50

Specs: a 5-inch E-ink screen, 16-level grayscale, 2GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, up to two weeks reading on one battery charge promised

If you’re looking for a pocketable e-reader that you can use to read in direct sunlight at the pool or on the beach for your holidays, the Kobo Mini is only $50 this Cyber Monday at Best Buy, after $30 off.

It doesn’t have a backlight as do the Kindle PaperWhite or Nook with GlowLight, but, at this price, it’s hard to argue against buying one.

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eBay: Google Nexus 7, 32GB, $230

Specs: a 7-inch display with 1280-pixel-by-800-pixel resolution, 32GB of storage, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a front camera, up to 8 hours of battery life promised, Android 4.1.

The new 32GB version of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet manufactured by Asus comes with $20 off on eBay.

The 7-inch Nexus is one of the best small tablets you can get, we found in our review, unless the lack of a MicroSD slot is a deal breaker for you.

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eBay: iPad with Retina display, 4th generation, Wi-Fi, 16GB version, $475

Specs: a 9.7-inch display with 2048-pixel-by-1536-pixel resolution, 16GB of storage, a A6X dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras, up to 10 hours battery life promised, iOS 6.

Apple deals are rare, but eBay has $15 off the new iPad for today only. It’s not the $41 you could have saved on Black Friday with Apple, but it’s a small saving nonetheless—if you are looking to buy a new iPad.

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Target: Sony 9.4-inch Android tablet, 32GB version, $350

Specs: a 9.4-inch display with 1280-pixel-by-800-pixel resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, GPD, an SD card slot, a front camera, Android 3.1.

Sony’s 9.4-inch Android tablet is on sale for $350 after $250 off at Target.

This is still a bit pricey when you compare this tablet to its competitors, which have speedier processors, better screens, and a more modern version of the Android operating system.

But if you have a lot of Sony gear in your house, this tablet stands out for its universal remote and music-player capabilities, as well as the full-sized SD card slot.

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