Amazon has just announced that the Fire 8 Readers Edition has just received a massive discount. Normally, the tablet retails for $250 but for the next few weeks you will be able to purchase it for a very respectable $199.99.
The Fire HD 8 Readers edition features an 8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 HD. Underneath the hood is a 1.5 GHZ quad-core processor, a rear-facing 5 MP camera and front-facing HD camera. Plus, 8 GB internal storage and a microSD card slot for up to 128 GB of expandable storage.
Amazon is calling this new tablet the Readers Edition because it gives you a free one year subscription to Kindle Unlimited. There are over 1 million titles available and unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks. You can read a number of top books, including The Man in the High Castle, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Wayward Pines trilogy, the entire Harry Potter series, and many more. The service regularly costs $9.99 per month, and provides tremendous value, saving you about $120 for the first year.
Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition comes with a limited edition, rustic brown leather case that gives the look and feel of a real book cover and protects the tablet from accidental scratches. The protective case opens like a book and folds flat for comfortable one-handed reading or can stand Fire HD in landscape or portrait orientation so that you can enjoy your content hands-free.
One of the most compelling aspects of the discounted Fire 8 Readers Edition is the value. When purchased separately the cover sells for $79 and a year of Kindle Unlimited costs $119, so you are almost getting the tablet for free.
The Fire 8 Readers Edition is only available to purchased in the United States.
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