Dad deserves a new iPad — here's a bestseller for $140 off, plus more epic tablet deals

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Black tablet and Apple iPad.
Isn't it high time you did something to make your dad's life easier for a change? Tablets for the win! (Photo: Amazon)

A brand-spanking-new tablet is just the kind of inspired gift that'll get you at the top of your dad's list come Father's Day. Whether he's retired or just retiring, a tablet puts a world of web browsing, e-reading and gaming literally at his fingertips. And now is a great time to make your move — there are deals aplenty on tablets right now, with savings up to 40%!

Whether you're thinking iPad, Amazon Fire, Microsoft Surface or Samsung Galaxy, you'll find great deals below; we combed the internet and compared the sales at major retailers to bring you the best bargains. Shop for yourself, for graduation presents and Father's Day gifts. One idea: Upgrade your tablet and pass the older model down to the kids (or sideways to your spouse).

See below for your perfect pick — at an unbelievable price!

Apple iPad Deals

iPad Air in rose gold
In rose gold, this iPad Air feels luxe, while leaving an extra 140 bucks in your pocket. (Photo: Walmart)

Walmart has the best prices on the 4th-generation iPad Air. You can pick up a 64GB version in your choice of five colors, for just $400 — that's $140 off the regular price and about $100 less than the price of the latest model. The A14 chip makes it plenty fast for gaming and video editing, and it has a good camera for video calls. Reports one Walmart reviewer: "The screen resolution is very good, and it is fast to load web pages and move between applications. It has a nice camera upgrade for FaceTime calls and the Speaker set up is a huge improvement for the sound."

$400 $539 at Walmart

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Samsung Galaxy Deals

Black tablet
Snap up this beauty for $160 off! (Photo: Amazon

Amazon's tablet game is strong. The 64 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, a revolutionary gadget with rich color, is down from $610 to $450 right now in black, green, pink and silver! This Samsung really does give you the best of both worlds. It offers multiple angles for viewing, plenty of built-in memory and lots of cool features (stream Netflix with a voice command).

One reviewer said, "It's a powerhouse in terms of speed performance and the graphics are impeccably sharp and vivid."

$450 $610 at Amazon

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Microsoft Surface Deals

Silver tablet
Can't decide between a laptop and a tablet? Get both with this Microsoft Surface. (Photo: Walmart)

This large, easy-to-use tablet — a wild $259 off right now! — weighs in at just 2.5 pounds and has an impressive battery life of up to 13 hours (translation: you can leave your charger at home for the day). "I purchased this product to replace my laptop. I wanted something smaller to work on but also to carry around," said one reviewer. "I love the fact that I can draw on it, create a Microsoft Office document or snap off the add-on keyboard and it becomes a portable tablet for watching movies or surfing the web. Great laptop and great price as well."

$441 $700 at Walmart

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Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1
"Alexa, pause Stanger Things." (Photo: Walmart)

If you think Amazon's tablets are only for reading books, you haven't checked them out recently. This Fire model offers up to 12 hours of searching, watching, and reading on just one charge.  You can even use Alexa to control movies and music plus access any of your connected smart home devices. The 10.5-inch screen works just fine for watching movies and tv shows through Amazon Prime. A price of just $137.50 is a major bargain for any tablet, but Walmart bundles this one with a protective case, a USB car adapter in case you want to charge while on the go, plus a stylus for easy operation.

$137.50 $206 at Walmart

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Lenovo Tablet Deals

Lenovo tablet screen
A highly rated Lenovo tablet for $220? Yes, please! (Photo: Walmart)

The Android brand Lenovo is well regarded in the tech world as a high-quality, affordable choice. Now that the 128 GB version of the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 11 is on sale from its already low price of $320 to a shocking $220, it's a no-brainer purchase. It offers Dolby Vision display and a quad-speaker system. The 11-inch screen is also excellent for making video calls. "The hinge kickstand is really nice," said one reviewer. "Lighter than my last tablet and the battery lasts for days."

$220 $320 at Walmart

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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