Amazon’s Fire lineup of tablets has always been good, but appealing has been another story. However that changes with their latest release. The Amazon Fire tablet is a 7″ slate that runs just $50 at retail. At $50, you probably wouldn’t expect anything good, but you’d be wrong.
The Fire comes with a 7″ IPS display with a resolution of 1024×600. It has a 1.3GHz processor under the hood and Fire OS 5 out of the box (it’s unknown which version of Android this is based on, but it appears to be an iteration of Lollipop). There’s also a mono speaker on the back along with a 2MP rear camera (VGA front facing). There’s 8GB of built in storage, but that’s expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card. Amazon also claims that this device will get up to 7 hours of battery life while reading, using the web, watching videos, or listening to music.
Interestingly you can actually get a deal on a bundle of these tablets. Buy 5, get a 6th free with the coupon code FIRE6PACK.
While the specs are a bit underwhelming, it’s tough to complain at the $50 price point. The Fire tablet is available for pre-order now at the link below. It will be released and will begin shipping September 30th. There is also a “kids” version that comes in at $99. This version includes a specially made bumper which helps to protect the device from damage. However if you do manage to break it, there is a 2-year warranty that basically allows you to get the tablet replaced for free any time it breaks.
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