If you thought that Black Friday was the best day to get deals, you may be mistaken. From time to time, Amazon runs various sales on its own products. Today’s deals are for a bunch of Amazon Fire tablets.
Amazon Fire Deals
Starting today and lasting until Amazon decides to end it, you can pick up either a Fire tablet or Kindle for as low as $34.99. The catch here is that the deal is exclusive to Prime subscribers.
Amazon Fire 7
Leading the pack is the base-model Amazon Fire 7 tablet. This 7-inch tablet sports a 1.3 GHz quad-core chipset, along with 1GB of RAM. There are two storage options, coming in at 8GB or 16GB. But this can be upgraded via the included microSD card slot.
Amazon Fire HD 8
The Amazon Fire HD 8 is a personal favorite. This tablet sports a higher-resolution display, faster chipset, and more RAM. Plus, there is more base storage to go along with the microSD card slot.
READ MORE: Amazon Fire HD 8 Review
Amazon Fire HD 10
The Fire HD 10 is for those who need a bigger screen. The 10.1-inch display sports a resolution of 1920 x 1200 for Full HD quality. Additionally, we have even more base storage here, and an even faster processor.
Which is best?
All three Amazon Fire tablets offer the company’s own software overlay. This means that if you’re tied into the Amazon ecosystem, you will be able to access Prime Videos, Prime Music, and more, with ease.
However, there are a few key differences between these tablets, outside of the prices and display options. Alexa is present on all three tablets, although the Fire HD 10 is the only one that offers a ‘hands-free mode’.
The base model Fire 7 tablet is likely best for those who want to do light browsing and some video watching. There isn’t much storage on board without using a microSD card. So if you want to download videos for later, you’ll need to snag one.
My pick out of the bunch is the Fire HD 8. This tablet is small enough to throw in my back pocket and doesn’t take up much space at all. On the battery side of things, the Fire HD 8 claims to offer up to 12 hours of usage. Additionally, the Fire HD 8 sports dual-stereo speakers, which pairs nicely with the HD display.
The final option in the bunch is the Fire HD 10. This tablet has the highest resolution of all three and includes the aforementioned Hands-Free Mode for Alexa. You also get a faster chipset and more base storage than the others.
Amazon Kindle Deals
The fun doesn’t stop with the Amazon Fire lineup. The popular retailer is also offering some discounts on its base-model Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite.
The standard Kindle features a 6-inch glare-free display. However, the resolution measures in at 167ppi, and there is only an option for a Wi-Fi model. Nonetheless, there is 4GB of storage on board and you can use the Kindle with Audible.
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
The Kindle Paperwhite is an obvious, and much welcomed, upgrade from the standard Kindle. While also sporting a 6-inch glare-free display, the Paperwhite features a much higher resolution of 300ppi. This, combined with the 4 LED backlights, should offer a much better experience.
Which is best?
If you are unsure of whether you really want to get back into the swing of book reading, the standard Kindle will likely be the best. This offers minimal features, while still providing an excellent reading experience.
For those who want the better overall device, the Kindle Paperwhite is the way to go. The display features a 300ppi resolution, 4-LED backlights, and either Wi-Fi or Cellular connectivity.
If you were on the fence about picking up a Paperwhite, now is the time to do it. Especially considering that the sale price is the same as the regular pricing of the standard Kindle.