Most popular online retail-behemoth, Amazon, has finally introduced a slew of new low-cost and more affordable tablets. With four new slates fall under “Fire” range of hardware and will exist as part of a focused attempt by Amazon to convince customers into buying the famed ecosystem that it has worked so hard to build through the offering of services like Amazon Prime and the Amazon Appstore.
First two new Amazon Fire HD 10 and HD 8 flagship models are here. As the name suggests, both are the latest higher-end models with 10.1-inch and 8-inch displays respectively. New tablets from Amazon are built to offer a premium feel with a metal rear casing. The smaller variant of 8-inch Fire HD differentiates itself from the larger model by being ffered in a variety of appealing colors which should appeal to all tastes.
Flagship models in two will come equipped with a quad-corew 1.5GHz processor under-the-hood. Ships with stereo speakers, virtual surround sound via the integrated headphone jack, and also has a microSD card slot for expandable storage. The Fire HD 10 will come with pre-installed 16GB of momory, while the smaller Fire HD 8 will offer only 8GB of internal space.
Similarities between the 10-inch and 8-inch Fire HD tablets continue with an improved home screen user-interface thanks to Fire OS 5, Amazon’s latest operating system update built on a fork of the Android OS.
The HD 8 will cost $150, whereas the larger HD 10 will sell for $230 price tag. Still has in store of a 7-inch Fire tablet that ships with a thicker IPS display and slightly slower 1.3GHz quad-core processor. Paired with 1GB of RAM and has 8GB of storage. But like the new Fire HD tablets it has a microSD card so you can add up to 128GB of space. Amazon will be pricing the tablet at just $50. It’s cheap, durable and Amazon offers them in a six pack.
For kids, Amazon is also offering a new Fire Kids Edition tablet which will retail for $99 (£100). It’s just the 7-inch Fire in in a thick pink or blue bumper with a two-year warranty that covers any damage your kid does to the tablet. With the addition of a kid-friendly protective case that seemingly adds $49 to the price-tag. Essentially allows parents to get a replacement device when their kids break it. Actually, It comes with a free year of FreeTime Unlimited Amazon’s kid-friendly OS.
Four of the Fire tablets: Fire HD 8, HD 10 and Fire Kids Edition are available for pre-order now and will ship on September 30th. With that said, Amazon has also taken things to a new level by recognizing that consumers may want to take advantage of the cheaper hardware potentially having a device for each room.
For that, Amazon is offering a multi-pack purchase offering that lets consumers purchase six tablets for $250, essentially get one free as part of the promotion.
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