Looking for easily portable entertainment? Great, because Amazon has amazing deals on Fire HD tablets right now. You can get a Fire 8 HD for just $60 (from $100) or the Fire Tablet HD 8 Plus for $70 (from $140). These deals won’t last long, so you’d be wise to pick up a tablet (or two) now while you can. Not sure which option to choose? Below, we decode the differences for you. Come on!
Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with an improved processor and enjoy downloaded content for hours on end, thanks to the Fire HD 8’s 12-hour battery life. A USB-C port offers easier charging when you need to go back to turn it on If you are not a fan of ads, you can spend a little more to get one without ads on the lock screen.
The Fire HD 8 tablet is a great option for people who want more than just reading capabilities (although it also makes a great Kindle replacement). Check out all your favorite social media platforms, stream videos and much more.
“This Fire 8 is a very nice upgrade,” wrote one Fire tablet fan. “Though only 1 inch bigger [than the Fire 7], makes the view correct. The screen resolution is sharper, the memory is larger, the processor speed is faster, the RAM is higher, and the battery is better and lasts longer. Although I was happy with the old one, this new one makes me so much happier!”
With this update to the Fire 8, you get more RAM, a more powerful charger, and even wireless charging capabilities. That means it’s faster. and more portable (hence the “Plus”). It offers up to 64GB of onboard storage, as well as an additional 1TB via microSD card. Best of all? It includes Alexa portable features, which means you can control your smart home or add items to your shopping list with a quick command.
The Fire HD 8 Plus tablet, like the standard version, can be purchased with or without ads on the lock screen. Many people prefer to spend a little more to get it without the ads, but that version is not currently for sale. That being said, the ads are not that intrusive and may actually show you a product that interests you.
Reviewers say the Plus is the perfect alternative to considerably more expensive iPads: “Our family has had so many iPads, iPad Airs, iPad minis…and I can say that when we buy them brand new, at launch, we were in love. Honeymoons don’t last forever, unfortunately, and neither do tablets,” a Fire convert confessed. “This little Fire Tablet has at least the quality equivalent of the $600 iPad Mini.”
Need to go even bigger? You can pick up a Fire HD 10 tablet for $100, over 30% off its regular price.
This tablet comes with 32GB of storage, a full 1080 pixel display, and a 12-hour battery life that will keep you connected and entertained all day (or all night). It’s the same price as the Fire HD 8 Plus, so if you want a larger size, what do you have to lose?
“My Fire HD 10 is just perfect for me. I can do so many things with it to keep me entertained while I wait at doctors’ offices,” said one of more than 80,000 five-star reviewers. “I transferred everything from my Kindle to it, and with the powerful long-lasting battery I can read my books for longer than the 2-hour limit I have on my old Kindle. I’ve surfed the web, Zoomed with my grandkids, and taken several clear and sharp photos. Since it was a recent gift, I haven’t taken advantage of all its features yet, but I will soon.”
The reviews cited above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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