Update: This sale ended on June 29, 2020.
If you’re looking for an inexpensive tablet, you can’t go wrong with the Amazon Fire HD tablet, on sale starting today starting at under $60.
The Fire HD 8 base model tablet is on sale at Amazon this week for $59.99, a savings of $30. Or you can get the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet for $79.99, also a savings of $30. You can purchase the Fire or read more at:
The Fire HD 8 is priced $20 higher, comes with 3 GB of RAM (vs 2 GB for the base model) and has wireless charging capability.
Also on sale today are Amazon’s Kids Edition Tablets:
Fire 7 Kids Edition Tablet: 7″ Display, 16 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case. Priced at $74.99, which is $25 off
All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet: 8″ HD display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case. Priced at $99.99, which is $40 off
Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet: 10.1” 1080p full HD display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case. Priced at $149.99, which is $50 off
The Fire tablets are not the same as the Amazon Kindle ebook reader. On the plus side, it can be used for far more than reading ebooks. It is a full-color, high definition tablet that you can use to watch movies, browse the internet, use social media, listen to music – most anything you can do with a much more expensive tablet like an iPad.
The Fire Tablet is not the best device for just reading books – the Kindle Paperwhite wins that distinction – but it’s much cheaper and much more versatile.
Here are the key features of the Fire HD 8, which came out in 2020. You can purchase it or read more at: Kindle Fire HD 8
- 8″ High Definition display 1280 x 800
- 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and up to 1 TB with microSD card) + 2 GB RAM
- 2.0 GHz quad-core processor
- All-day battery life – Up to 12 hours of reading, browsing the web, watching videos, and listening to music.
- Alexa hands-free enabled
- 2 GB of RAM for the HD 8, or 3 MB of RAM for the HD 8 Plus
- 2 MP front-facing camera + 2 MP rear-facing HD camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, and games.
Also on sale this week are the older Fire Tablet for $39.99, a savings of $10, and a Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) for $109.99, a savings of $40. You can view all the Fire Tablets at: Amazon Fire Tablets
Kindle Fire HD 8 Review
The Kindle Fire HD 8 was reissued in 2020 with a higher speed processor and better battery life. Below is an intro and review from PC Magazine.