Not quite smartphone, not quite laptop – yes, it’s the humble tablet. Globally popularised by the iPad in 2010, you’d be hard pressed to find a household without one or two knocking about. But tablets are expensive.

This Black Friday is an excellent time to be on the lookout for a cheap tablet deal. Retailers can give big discounts to big brands, from Apple to Google, Acer to Huawei.

Not all deals are good deals though; £100 off a £600 tablet is still a £500 purchase. We are poised to hand pick all the best tablet deals right here.

Black Friday tablet deals

What to expect

You can expect the odd bit of money off an iPad, so watch for retailers like Currys PC World and Argos to offer those. Apple itself doesn’t take part in Black Friday, but you could get lucky. Plus it does have iPads on its Refurbished Store all year round.

Android tablets are far more likely to be sold at great prices given their generally lower RRPs in the first place. However high-ticket Samsung and Google tablets can also get a good price cut so keep your eyes peeled – on this page.

The best tablet deals today

1. Apple Refurbished iPad Store

From: Apple

Now: Up to £180 off

Refurbished iPads at hugely discounted prices. Wondering whether refurbished iPads are worth buying? See our complete guide

2. Acer Iconia One 7in 16GB tablet

From: Argos

Was: £89.99

Now: £49.99  (£40 off)

3. Lenovo Tab3 7in 16GB tablet

From: Argos

Was: £99.99

Now: £79.99  (20% off)

4. Lenovo Tab 4 HB 8 16GB

From: Argos

Was: £129.99

Now: £99.99  (£30 off)

5. Asus ZenPad Z380M 8in 16GB

From: Asus

Was: £139.99

Now: £119.99  (£20 off)

6. Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus 10.1in 32GB

From: John Lewis

Was: £299.95

Now: £249.95  (£50 off)