Amazon Selling Reduces Up To $ 55 On Its Fire HD Tablets
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Amazon Fire tablets provide the basics you need for streaming, mobile gaming, and reading on a screen larger than your phone. A sign of how utilitarian the range has become, Amazon even sold the tablets in multi-packs. With the latest price cuts on the slates, the retailer is looking to draw even more people into its hardware, with prices starting as low as $ 40 (that’s less than some of the cases Apple sells for its iPad). The flagship Fire HD 10 with 32GB of on-board storage expandable up to 1TB offers the biggest savings of the bunch, up to $ 95 from $ 150. With its 10.1-inch Full HD display and 2 GHz octa-core processor, the HD 10 offers the best specs – but its little brothers are also worth a look if you want something cheaper.
The Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus, also with 32GB of storage, are both down $ 30 to $ 60 and $ 80 respectively. You get a bit more RAM on the latter, at 3GB compared to 2GB, and faster charging with the fast charger. Both come with the same 8-inch HD display and offer up to 12 hours of battery life.
Amazon gave away its cheapest slate, the Fire 7, the smallest price drop of just $ 10. The no-frills option has a 7-inch screen, 1024 x 600 display resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 7 hours of battery life, and a micro-USB port (compared to USB-C on the rest of the range). There’s also just a mono speaker, instead of a dual setup on its larger counterparts, making it the sleekest slate of the bunch. But, if you just want a new display for ebooks and social media, then it should do the job.