Amazon’s $50 Tablet Is Official, And It Actually Looks Pretty Good
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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