Amazon Fire Tablets Black Friday Deals 2017: Ever since Amazon updated its Fire tablets for 2017, deciding which one is right for you has become even harder than ever. Yes, the Fire 7’s insanely low price of $49 is alluring, but how much more do you get for your money with the $79 Fire HD 8?
Amazon Fire Tablets Black Friday Deals 2017
When buying a tablet for a child, the choice is even harder, as the Fire 7 Kids Edition and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition include the same two-year, no-questions-asked warranty, along with a kid-proof case and a year of FreeTime Unlimited apps, games and other content.
Here’s our advice on the best Fire Tablet for you this Amazon Fire Tablets Black Friday Deals 2017.
Amazon Fire HD 8
It may cost a little more than the Fire 7, but the Fire HD 8 packs enough extras to justify that additional $30. Not only does it last 4 hours longer on a charge than the Fire 7 (that’s 58 percent more time to surf and read and play), but it’s also better for watching video, as its 8-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel display is sharper and brighter than the Fire 7’s 1024 x 600-pixel panel. Lastly, the Fire 8’s stereo speakers make it better for Amazon Prime Music, as the Fire 7 is rocking a single mono speaker.
We just wish that this tablet had a better camera and that Amazon didn’t charge users an extra $15 to remove the “special offers” advertisements that display on the lock screen. Still, the Fire HD 8’s display and battery life combine to make it the best tablet under $100.
Pros: Long battery life, Alexa built in; Sharpest display
Cons: Must pay extra to remove ads; Camera is blurry
Key specs: Display: 8 inches (1280 x 800 pixels); CPU: quad-core, 1.3-GHz processor; RAM: 1.5GB; Storage: 16GB for $79, 32GB for $109; microSD expandability: up to 256GB; Cameras (Rear/Front): 2 MP/0.3 MP; Battery Life: 10:58; Weight: 0.81 pounds.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition
The last thing you want when you hand your kid a tablet is for them to come back a short time later and say, “It’s dead! Charge it!” Fortunately, the Fire HD 8 For Kids lasted a very long 10 hours and 12 minutes on our web-surfing battery test. Not only is that higher than the average for all tablets, but it also beats the Fire 7 Kids Edition’s 6:53 time by more than 3 hours. It’s also faster than the 7-inch kids’ tablet.
The included foam bumper means this slate can survive any drops and knocks your child can throw at it, and a two-year, no-questions-asked warranty means a free replacement if Junior actually breaks the device. The tablet also comes with a year of Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited service, a digital treasure trove that features more than 15,000 age-appropriate games, movies and TV shows, including most of the popular programs from Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS.
Detailed parental controls let you decide everything from what hours your child can use the device to what apps, content, and websites he or she can visit. You can even set educational goals so your kid has to read for a certain amount of time in order to get playtime.
Pros: Best-in-class parental controls; Wealth of free content; Accidental damage coverage; Long battery life; No ads
Cons: Most expensive Amazon tablet
Key specs: Display: 8 inches (1280 x 800 pixels); CPU: quad-core, 1.3-GHz processor; RAM: 1. GB; Storage: 32GB; microSD expandability: up to 256GB; Cameras (Rear/Front): 2 MP/0.3 MP; Battery Life: 10:12; Weight: 1.1 pounds
Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet
Amazon has unveiled the Fire HD 10, its latest budget-priced tablet that comes pre-installed with the Alexa voice assistant. Now is a great time to be in the market for a cheap tablet. But, with so many sub-£200 models to choose from, what can the Amazon Fire HD 10 offer that sets it apart? Below, we round up the tablet’s key features and run through cheap alternatives we’ve already tested.
Amazon Fire Tablets Black Friday Deals 2017 of its Fire HD 8 tablet the “all-new Fire HD 8,” but there really isn’t anything new about it except a handful of new colors — oh, and its slightly lower price tag. Already a good deal when it debuted at $90 or £90 in 2016, it’s now down to $80 or £80. (It’s not available in Australia so far, but the US price converts to about AU$100.) By comparison, Apple’s larger 9.7-inch iPad starts at $329, £339, or AU$469 while the similarly sized Apple iPad Mini 4 (128GB) costs $399, £379 or AU$569. In other words, you could literally buy four to five Fire HD 8s for the price of one iPad.
Like last year’s model, this “new” HD 8 includes 16GB of internal memory, with an expansion slot for adding microSD memory cards. The only change that instead of accepting cards up to 200GB in capacity. The Fire HD 8 now accepts cards up 256GB. You can also get this tablet with 32GB of internal memory. As well as a new 32GB Kids Edition that includes a protective case, a two-year, no-questions-asked replacement guarantee should the device get damaged, and a year of the FreeTime Unlimited subscription service.
Powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and with 1.5GB of RAM. The HD 8 is rated to deliver 12 hours of juice. Amazon says that 12-hour battery rating is for “mixed-use,” so it’s hard to determine in our own video streaming. The new HD 8 lives up to those numbers, but the battery life. While not exceptionally good, is quite decent for a budget tablet. The biggest hit it took was with the heavy use of Wi-Fi and playing more graphics-intensive games.
Amazon Fire Tablets Black Friday Deals 2017 – The Amazon Fire HD 8 is best cheap tablet experience you can find under $100. It’s good as a color ebook reader, an audiobook player, and especially as a kids’ tablet. Its main downside is the lack of the Google Play store; hacking your way around that can get tiring quickly. But Amazon makes it very easy to download and manage content. It’s own stores, with an especially safe experience for kids.
If you absolutely need Google Play, turn to the Lenovo Tab3 8. You’ll pay a bit more and lose dual-band Wi-Fi, but you’ll gain access to Google’s collection of apps. At that point, though, you might start chafing against the low-end tablets’ performance. Amazon’s OS doesn’t over-promise, and the new Fire HD 8 delivers.