Tablets for work, tablets for play, small tablets, big tablets — there's one to fit every need, so how do you pick? Well, in celebration of Cyber Week, we've rounded up the best Android- and Windows-based tablet deals we could find. (Apple fans, check out our Apple roundup for the latest deals on iPads.)
LG G-Pad 8.3" 16GB WiFi Android Tablet
Store: Newegg via eBay
Price: $179.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $70
Is It Worth It?: One of PCMag's biggest complaints about this tablet was its price, but that isn't a problem with this deal, which knocks the tab to an all-time low. Since user reviews also average 9.1 out of 10, we'd say it's a worthwhile purchase (and an easy Editors' Choice). Features include an 1920x1200 8.3" touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11n wireless, 5-megapixel camera, microSD card slot, and Google Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
Visual Land Prestige Elite 9Q 9" 8GB Android Tablet with Keyboard Case bundled with $20.80 in Shop Your Way Rewards Points
Price: $79.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $10
Is It Worth It?: Even without the SYWR points, this is a low by $10, and just an extremely cheap price for a tablet with a built-in keyboard case. It's just an added perk, then, to receive about $21 in Sears cash to spend later. The tablet features a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 9" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 802.11n wireless, microSD slot, rear and front cameras, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1" 16GB Android Tablet
Store: Adorama via eBay
Price: $209.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $58
Expires: December 9 at 11 am ET
Is It Worth It?: Yes, we saw this tablet for $10 less last week, but it's still a current price low by $58, which is nothing to sneeze at. PCMag was slightly underwhelmed with this model, but calls it well-built slate that offers a "consistent and reliable Android experience." It features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat).
Lenovo A7 7" 8GB Android Tablet with JBL In-Ear Headphones and a Samsonite Folio Case
Price: $99.99 via coupon code "CMONDAYA7" with free shipping
Lowest By: $50
Expires: November 30
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.