Are you 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 it would be wise to grab a tablet (or two) now while you can. Not sure which option to choose? Below, we decode the differences for you. Let’s go!
Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with a boosted 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 power up . If you’re not a fan of ads, you can spend a little more to get one with no ads on your lock screen.
The Fire HD 8 tablet is an excellent option for people who want more than just reading capability (although it’s also an excellent Kindle replacement). Check out all your favorite social media platforms, stream videos and much more.
“This Fire 8 is a great upgrade,” wrote one fan of the Fire tablet. “Although it’s only an inch larger than the Fire 7, it makes for a perfect visual. The screen resolution is sharper, the memory is bigger, the processor speed is faster, the RAM is higher, and the battery is better and lasts longer. Even though I was happy with my old one, this new one makes me much happier!”
With this upgrade from 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 built-in storage, plus an additional 1TB via a microSD card. Best of all? It includes portable Alexa 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 ad-free, but that version isn’t currently for sale. That said, the ads aren’t all that intrusive and may actually show you a product that interests you.
Reviewers say the Plus is the perfect alternative to significantly more expensive iPads: “Our family has had so many iPads, iPad Airs, iPad minis…and I can tell that, when we bought them brand new, upon release , we were in love. Honeymoons don’t last forever, unfortunately, and neither do tablets,” confessed a Fire convert. “This little Fire tablet is at least the qualitative equivalent of the $600 iPad Mini.”
Need to get even bigger? You can pick up a Fire HD 10 tablet for $100, over 30% off the regular price.
This tablet features 32GB of storage, a full 1080-pixel display, and a 12-hour battery life that will keep you plugged in and entertained all day (or all night). It’s the same price as the Fire HD 8 Plus, so if you want a bigger size, what do you have to lose?
“My Fire HD 10 is the perfect thing for me. There’s so much I can do with it to keep myself entertained while I wait in doctors’ offices,” said one of over 80,000 five-star reviewers. “I transferred all of my Kindle content to it, and thanks to the super long-lasting, powerful battery, I can read my books longer than the 2-hour limit I have on my old Kindle. I’ve surfed the web, zoomed in on my grandkids and took several clear, sharp photos. As this was a recent gift I haven’t used all its functions yet but I will soon.”
If you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping, of course. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders $25 or more.)
The reviews cited above reflect the most recent releases at the time of posting.
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