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The best iPad and tablet deals still available from Amazon Prime Day October

Even though Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale (aka October Prime Day 2022) is over, there are still some deals on tablets from brands like Microsoft, Samsung, and more.
Written by Allison Murray, Staff Writer on
Reviewed by Amy Lieu

Amazon gifted us another Prime Day this year that took place Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. There were steep discounts on everything from TVs to robot vacuums and more.

Also: The best 'Amazon Prime Early Access Sale' deals

Even though the main sale is over, there are still discounts on tablets -- from Microsoft Surface products to Samsung Galaxy tablets. 

Also: What is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale and when is it in October?

The best iPad and tablet deals still available on Amazon for October Prime Day

Most of the highly discounted deals are over, but we've highlighted a note-worthy deal still available, as well as other great finds at non-Amazon retailers, such as Walmart, too.


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Microsoft's 13-inch Surface Pro 8 tablet is still 19% off. This large tablet can replace your laptop entirely since it has a built-in kickstand with a detachable keyboard. You can expect 16GB of memory, a battery life of up to 15 hours, an Intel i7 processor, and, of course, Windows 11. 

More October Prime Day 2022 iPad and tablet deals 

Here are the leftover Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals we could find on tablets:

Best iPad and tablet deals not at Amazon 

Target, Walmart, and other retailers ran competing sales at the same time as Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale. ZDNET kept an eye on those sales, and these are the ones still worth checking out.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals?

We chose these Prime Day October deals on tablets based on the brand, discounted price, and product reviews (both good and bad).

To find other Amazon deals, select the category you are interested in, like tablets. Then, on the left-hand side of the category page, scroll down and you'll find "Deals" with a "Today's Deals" box underneath it. Check that box to see available deals.

What does Prime Early Access mean?

Even though we had Prime Day in July, Amazon held a second Prime Day-like event in October called Prime Early Access Sale. This event offered shoppers early access to steep discounts and deals ahead of Black Friday and holiday shopping (since it's never too early to start shopping for the holidays). 

While this week's event was not officially branded a "Prime Day" sale, it was similar: It lasted a couple of days and was limited exclusively to Prime subscribers.

Also: Prime Day 2: What is Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale?

When does Prime Early Access end?

The Prime Day Early Access sale is over, but some deals are still lingering, so be sure to check the pricing on products you want.

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2 sale will take place Oct. 11 and 12

What are the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day') deals under $20?

ZDNET had actually rounded up the best deals under $20 on Amazon right here:

What are the latest Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day') deals?

Check out ZDNET's past live-blog coverage of the latest October Prime Day deals below. We were covering the 48-hour sale in real-time and delivered you the highlights as we found them. 

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