Amazon’s $60 Tablet Has Features the iPad Can’t Match
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If you’ve been waiting to pick up a tablet for work, travel or home, you’ll want to take a look at Amazon’s Fire HD tablets, specifically the Fire HD 8 tablet, on sale right now for just $59.99 (regularly $99+).
The Fire HD 8 is not only the best tablet that Amazon makes, but it’s one of the best tablets under $100, period (for reference, the cheapest iPad we’re seeing online is $269). Amazon just launched the Fire HD 8 last fall, and this 40% off discount marks the first time it’s gone on sale.
The Fire HD 8 tablet has a generous eight-inch touchscreen that displays text, images and videos very clearly, making it great for streaming, reading and more.
Amazon says its battery can last up to 13 hours per charge, so you can use the Fire tablet for an entire transatlantic flight on a single charge. Keep in mind the apps you run, your brightness settings, and your WiFi and Bluetooth settings will impact battery performance a bit.
This tablet comes with 32GB of storage, which is more than enough room for thousands of songs, dozens of apps, or a few hours of HD video (You can also upgrade to a 64GB model here). If you want even more storage, you can add up to 1TB by popping in a MicroSD Card, a process that requires no tools and shouldn’t take longer than one minute.
These features set the Fire Tablet 8 apart from the iPad, which Apple says gets 10 hours of battery life per charge, and has no upgradable storage.
While the Fire HD 8 can’t run as many apps as Apple’s iPad, staples like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Spotify, and Audible are all available (YouTube is the only main omission). You can even use the Fire HD 8’s 2MP (megapixel) camera to video conference on Zoom if you don’t have a webcam.
Amazon says its Fire HD 8 Tablet is 30% faster than previous models, while also being thinner and lighter.
But don’t just take their word for it: the Fire 8 Tablet currently boasts a 4.4-star rating (out of five) online from more than 3000 reviews. It’s the perfect device for watching video, browsing the web, posting on social media, or reading articles. Normally $99, get the Amazon tablet on sale for just $59.99 here.