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Boom! Save nearly 50% on tablets for July 4th — Apple, Samsung, Amazon Fire and more

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Black tablet and Apple iPad.
Tablets for the whole family are on sale this Fourth of July weekend. Grab ’em while you can! (Photo: Amazon)

Tablet deals are coming in hot for Fourth of July, just in time for your summer vacay! For some, a new tablet takes poolside reading into the future, for others, it's the road trip savior they've been searching for. Whatever your tablet needs are, now is a great time to make a move. Whether you're thinking iPad, Amazon Fire, Microsoft Surface or Samsung Galaxy, you'll find great deals this weekend below; we combed the internet and compared the sales at major retailers to bring you the best bargains. One idea: Upgrade your tablet and pass the older model down to the kids (or sideways to your spouse).

Apple iPad Deals

iPad Air in rose gold
In rose gold, this iPad Air feels luxe while leaving an extra 70 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 $469 — that's $70 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."

$469 $539 at Walmart

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Samsung Galaxy Deals

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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 $497 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."

$485 $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 $221 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."

$469 $579 at Walmart

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Amazon Fire Deals

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Buying for little ones? Get a deal when you purchase a pair. (Photo: Amazon)

Designed for children ages 3 to 7, this Fire 7 Kids Tablet from Amazon is now dang near half price at just $100 (down from its usual $196)! It has a 12-hour battery life and a two-year warranty. Said one of over 178,000 five-star reviewers: "This is my third time purchasing one. My grandchildren spend time on the preloaded educational fun games and kid’s age-appropriate programs. These keep children entertained for hours. They are built to withstand a child. These make great gifts!"

$100 $196 at Amazon

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Lenovo Tablet Deals

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A top-rated Lenovo tablet for $200 off? Yes, please! (Photo: Walmart)

If your needs — and budget — run a bit more upscale, you'll want to take a look at the Lenovo Tab P12 Pro. This baby, which features a stunningly vivid 12.6" AMOLED Dolby Vision screen, a JBL+ quad-speaker surround sound system, 120 Hz refresh rate and 128 GB of storage, will satisfy the most demanding on-the-go gamers, Zoom-ers, and workaholics. Right now it's marked down $200, to $500.

$500 $700 at Walmart

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

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