Amazon’s New 7-inch Fire Tablet Costs Just $50
It wasn't all that long ago that, if you wanted a decent tablet, Android or otherwise, you'd have to spend at least 150 (or $199) on something that didn't want to make you tear your own face off in frustration. See the likes of the $99 Maylong M-150 for evidence of just how bad it can get.
Amazon’s new 7-inch Fire tablet costs just $50
At 191mm in length, 115mm in width, and 10.6mm in depth, the Fire is not exactly the slimmest tablet around, nor is it the lightest, weighing in at a surprisingly hefty 313 grams. But with it housing just a 7-inch screen, it never feels unwieldy, and you certainly won't have any trouble holding it with one hand or lugging it around in a bag. The curved sides make it comfortable to hold, too, even if the plastic does creak a little if you're too tight with your grip.
Amazon has announced a variety of new products today, but the strangest and potentially most interesting is the company's first $50 7-inch Fire tablets. You can buy them singly for $50 or in a six pack for $250, making the sixth unit free.
"This is not a top-of-the-line tablet," The Verge reports. "It's not one of the new Fire HD tablets, and it's definitely not the Kindle Fire HDX. The 7-inch Kindle Fire has a 1024 x 600 resolution display (although, with IPS), a 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 8 gigabytes of internal storage, one gigabyte of RAM, and your basic front- and rear-facing cameras. It runs on the latest version of Fire OS and claims seven hours of battery life with average use."
This is great news because a large amount of what people like to do with tablets takes little processing power, and at $50 these tablets are just a shade above disposable. Do you want a second screen next to your computer to look up the best League of Legends builds? You can get one for $50. Want to look up instructions for car repair while you're under your car without worrying about your tablet getting crushed or oil spilling on it? This tablet can help.
Back in 2015, Amazon released its cheapest tablet yet - the 'Fire tablet' for just $50 (with lock-screen ads). There's still a sizable developer community around the device too, with plenty of hacks and ROMs available for owners.Now the company is following up with a new model, named the Fire 7. The Fire HD 8 is also getting a minor refresh, in case you need something a little bigger. The 7-inch tablet still starts at $50 with lock-screen ads, and $64.99 without. The Fire HD 8 starts at $79.99 with lock-screen ads, and $94.99 without.So you might be wondering what is different with the new models. Honestly, there doesn't appear to be any major hardware or software differences. The colors are different - both tablets are available in Black, Canary Yellow, Marine Blue, and Punch Red. The smaller Fire 7 also has dual-band Wi-Fi for the first time, so you can connect to 5GHz networks.Here are the full specifications for the Fire 7/Fire 7 Kids Edition:
The product pages and press releases didn't reveal what version of Fire OS (Amazon's fork of Android) the tablets are running, so it's probably safe to assume they're running Fire OS 5. That version is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and obviously doesn't include any Google services or the Play Store. I imagine the Play Store will be pretty easy to sideload, just like with the original Fire tablet, once the developer community starts digging into it.
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Fire 7 Kids Edition is $99.99 (a total value of over $225) and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/fire7-kids-edition. Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is $129.99 (a total value of over $270) and is available for pre-order today at www.amazon.com/firehd8-kids-edition.
In addition to the Fire Kids Edition tablets, Amazon also today introduced the all-new Fire 7 and all-new Fire HD 8 tablets. To learn more about the Fire 7 visit www.amazon.com/fire7; to learn more about the Fire HD 8 visit www.amazon.com/firehd8.
The new Amazon Fire tablet will cost just $49.99 (9,950 Naira). You are probably looking for a device made by an obscure manufacturer in China when you want to pay no more than $50, or its local equivalent, for a tablet. But Amazon is willing to sell a Fire tablet to you at that price if you are willing to make some concessions.
This dirt-cheap slate sports a 7-inch diagonal display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. That screen resolution is on the low side, but is within the range of tablets of similar price range. However, the Amazon Fire tablet offers an IPS display so at least you get a decent viewing experience.
The Amazon Fire tablet is a good option for seniors who are looking for an affordably priced tablet they can use to access the internet, read e-books or use common applications. The Amazon Fire is available in several versions, in different sizes and at different price points, with the most affordable option costing just $50.
The Amazon Fire 7 costs just $50 and has a 7-inch screen, making it an affordable, compact and lightweight device. This makes it suitable for those who want something larger than a phone but who might find full-sized tablets unwieldy.
While this is not a huge amount of storage, the tablet does support storage expansion of up to 256GB via the microSD card slot. If you frequently download movies and TV shows for offline viewing, you should opt for the larger storage size and an external memory card just to be safe.
If you can afford to spend just $30 more, Amazon's own Fire HD 8 offers a larger and higher-resolution screen, much longer battery life, and better speakers. Parents should strongly consider buying the 7- or 8-inch Fire Kids Edition tablets, because these versions come with tons of free content and two years of accidental damage protection.
Amazon just announced a new version of its popular Fire 7 tablet, and with upgrades like longer battery life and USB-C charging, it looks to justify this year's slightly higher price. Although the tablet market is largely dominated by Apple's iPad lineup, there are some companies that remain committed to Android tablets. Samsung regularly updates its Galaxy Tab family, Lenovo has a few Android tablets, and companies like TCL and Nokia have tried breaking into the tablet niche.
The 16GB storage can store many games and apps to play along to your tablet, a perfect tablet for someone who loves to do something while waiting or just bored. The storage is uogradeable through a micro SD slot that can cater to up to 128GB of memory.
Even if you bought an extended warranty, broken tablet screens are typically more expensive to replace than just simply outright buying a whole new device. Because they are less bulky than a full laptop, it can be easy to accidentally drop a tablet or knock it off a countertop.
The new latest generation Kindle Fire with a faster processor for 40% faster performance, twice the memory and all the new features is only $159, and pre-order to reserve their page in line at www.amazon.com/kindlefire and will begin shipping on September 14.
With sharper (and larger) displays, enhanced battery life, and new aggressive price points, the new Kindles don't just take aim at recently released and soon to be released "mini-tablets" from Apple and Google, they also raise a provocative question: Can Apple still be considered the unquestioned "king of media content" as far as internet is concerned?
The fact of the matter is, with its new tablets and even more compelling content, Amazon isn't just seeking a feature by feature battle in terms of hardware and media, it's raising the stakes in the cross platform battle for customer loyalty in general.
Amazon is upgrading its most basic Kindle Fire tablet today, if ever so slightly. The 7-inch device now gets three additional color versions you can pick from when buying one. Aside from the existing black model, it's now also being offered in blue, magenta, and tangerine hues.
The Amazon Fire, formerly called the Kindle Fire, is a line of tablet computers developed by Amazon. Built with Quanta Computer, the Kindle Fire was first released in November 2011, featuring a color 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS technology and running on Fire OS, an Android-based operating system. The Kindle Fire HD followed in September 2012, and the Kindle Fire HDX in September 2013. In September 2014, when the fourth generation was introduced, the name "Kindle" was dropped. In later generations, the Fire tablet is also able to convert into a Smart speaker turning on the "Show Mode" options, which the primary interaction will be by voice command through Alexa.