Five best tablet deals for Cyber Monday
Cyber Monday offers great tablet deals – from inexpensive to high end. Amazon's Cyber Monday offerings include a $350 Nexus 9 with a$50 gift card.
Whether you're looking for a high-end PC replacement or a super cheap slate, there's a tablet to fit your needs. To help you sort the awesome deals from the merely good, we've rounded up the best Android- and Windows-based tablets we could find. (Apple fans, check out our Apple roundup for the latest deals on iPads.) And be sure to check back often, as we'll continue to update this page with all the best Cyber Monday tablet deals.
Is It Worth It?: A Google Play credit may not be as useful as say, an Amazon gift card, but $50 to spend on apps, music, and movies is nothing to sneeze at. Assuming you'll use the bundled credit, this is easily the best price we've seen for Google's much-lauded Nexus 9. "The Google Nexus 9 succeeds in checking the necessary boxes to beone of the best tablets of 2014," CNET said. "An HD display? Check. A premium build? Check. Trailblazing performance and the latest, purest version of Android. Check and check." This 0.96-lb. powerhouse boasts an 8.9" 1536x2048 IPS LCD touchscreen, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.6-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11ac wireless, and Google Android 5.0 OS (Lollipop).
XO Kids' 7" 8GB Android Tablet
Price:$79.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $20
Expires: December 1
Is It Worth It?: Although a select few Toys "R" Stores may still carry it at the doorbuster price of $50, Amazon holds the distinction of having this popular kids' tablet in stock. This Android 4.4 (KitKat) tablet offers content in both English and Spanish, parental controls, and an educational curriculum, as well as a 1024x600 display, 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1Gb of RAM, and 802.11n wireless.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2014 Edition 10.1" 32GB Android Tablet
Store: B&H Photo-Video
Price:$329 with free shipping
Lowest By: $169
Expires: November 29
Is It Worth It?: Love Samsung's flagship tablet, but want more real estate than provided by the 8" version listed below? This deal will give you more space for productivity and entertainment, and at $70 under our mention from four days ago, it's the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet, even beating previous refurb mentions. It features an Exynos 1.9GHz quad-core processor and 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 2560x1600 touchscreen, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video capture, and Android 4.3 OS (Jelly Bean).
Is It Worth It?: Though we saw this tablet for $5 less in October, today's Editors' Choice deal offers a better value because it bundles a pair of JBL headphones and a Samsonite case — both of which cost more than $5 — with your newly-purchased tablet. (The bonus items are automatically included with your purchase.) The tablet features an MTK 8121 Cortex A7 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 7" 1280x800 IPS touch display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2-megapixel camera, and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
WinBook 7" 16GB Windows 8.1 Tablet
Price:$59.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $30
Is It Worth It?: First off, this is the least expensive Windows 8.1 tablet we've seen. Sure, it's a barebones configuration, but last holiday season's cheapest Windows tablets plateaued at $99. Features include an Intel Bay Trail-T Z3735D 1.33GHz quad-core processor, a 7" 1280x800 LCD, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 8.1.
Marcy Bonebright is a features writer with DealNews, where this article first appeared.
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