Amazon’s tablet strategy has been a race to the bottom in recent years. They tend to release sub-par devices that don’t have great specs, but are cheap and cheerful. This has worked out for them, they are frequently in 2nd and 3rd place in worldwide tablet sales, so people are obviously buying them in droves. Amazon is having a Mother’s Day sale on Fire tablets and you can save around 20% on each of them.
The Fire 7 tablet normally retails for $49 and is on sale foro $39. Meanwhile the Fire HD 8 regular price is $79 and you can get it for $59. Finally the Fire HD 10 normally goes for $149, but you can attain one for $119.
I would recommend if you are seriously looking at buying one of these models, go with the Fire HD 10, it has the best resolution of the bunch and the most internal storage. Which is useful for gaming, movies or reading. Obviously you are not getting an iPad or Surface level of build quality or resolution, but if you are on a budget, the Fire line of devices isn’t that bad.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.