Walmart Early Black Friday 2018: Best Deals On Tablets

Black Friday is a big business. 30% of yearly retail sales occur between the Friday following Thanksgiving and Christmas. Considering how hard it is for retailers of any size to enter 'into the black' (the reason it's called Black Friday, incidentally) in this competitive, convoluted business world, retailers can't afford to miss out on the holiday shopping market.

As one of the biggest retailers in the world, Walmart's all too keenly aware of this. They've been rolling out big holiday savings starting on Nov. 1 in a bid to win shopper's devotion early and often.

Sam Walton's brainchild has done a ton of rebranding in recent years, transforming from the sea of 'Rollback Price' signs of the 90s to become something more upscale and contemporary. They've become a go-to spot for surprising deals on consumer tech. Today, we'll be looking at some of the best deals on tablets and headphones.

If you're looking to get portable, productive, and efficient, here are some of the best pre-Black Friday deals on tablets from Walmart!

Apple iPad (5th Generation) 128GB Wi-Fi Silver

The Apple iPad is still the gold standard when it comes to tablets. Or, in this case, you could consider it the Rose Gold or Silver standard.

The Apple iPad totally changed the game with its 9.7" screen and vivid Retina display. It set the standard for tablets as their own device and not just an upgraded, over-sized smartphone. The 5th Generation Apple iPad is like the best of both worlds, however. It doesn't weigh much more than a phone, weighing only a pound and being only 7.5mm thin. It also stands out from other tablets on the market, with a detailed 8MP iSight camera and 1.2MP FaceTime HD camera.

Whether you're a content creator looking to make a video and other media on the go, without carrying a bulky laptop, or you want to be more productive at work or school, the Apple iPad will help you reach your goals. You can get one for only $349.99, $80 off from the $429.99 list price.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7" 8GB Tablet - Android 4.4 (KitKat)

For those that fall on the Android side of the iOS/Android debate, Samsung's are always a solid choice. Their screens are bright and beautiful while their performance is smooth and reliable. You'll enjoy all of the greatness Samsung Androids have to offer with the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite with a 7" display and a 1024 x 600 resolution. Movies, books, and streaming media alike will look fabulous on this marvelous little mobile miracle.

You won't be disappointed with the performance, either. The Samsung Galaxy Tab E features a 1.30 GHz Quad Core Processor and 1GB of RAM, which is more than capable for streaming, web browsing, even some games.

If reading more has been on your to-do list, or you're looking for a more convenient way to enjoy your media, the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite offers the opportunity to get a great tablet for only $69.99!

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RCA Viking 10.1" Android 2-in-1 Tablet with Folio Keyboard

If the lack of a keyboard has been one of the sticking points for you, if you've been on the fence about picking up a tablet, the RCA Viking 10.1" Android 2-in-1 Tablet with Folio Keyboard offers the portability of a mobile device with the ease of a laptop.

The RCA Viking features the lightest, most-efficient version of the Android OS, helping your battery life for a respectable 6 hours. Everything about the RCA Viking 10.1" is efficient, including the modular keyboard. You can dock the keyboard when you need it and put it away when you don't. The display is also optimized for any use, thanks to the IPS HD Display.

You'll be able to do anything you need to do with this potent portable productivity booster. The RCA Viking 10.1" includes a 32GB internal hard drive, so you won't constantly have to uninstall apps and clear out your cache. Front and rear cameras mean you can document your adventures or create original content no matter where you are when you've got your tablet. You can even leave your phone at home, which is worth the price of admission alone!

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