Amazon had just announced the newest version of the Fire HD 8. The tablet will sell with a base model starting at $155 only.
Lock downs around the world are starting to ease up. Government are bracing for what will be called the ‘new normal’. This new normal will be a society where face masks will be a norm, social gatherings will be lessened, and self preservation will be the priority.
For employees and students, the new normal will be more work from home and online schooling. As such, the need for gadgets will even increase similar to the surge of online purchases to setup home offices. Fortunately there are several options to choose from for the different kind of needs of users.
Amazon releases the Fire HD 8
Amazon is releasing the latest version of the Fire HD this June 3. The Fire HD 8 is no iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab. The specs sheet leave so much to be desired for, but the device itself is just enough for the need for a regular tablet user.
The new Fire HD 8 starts a very affordable price of $155 only. The base model already comes with a Quad-core 2.0GHz RAM and an expandable internal memory of 32G. The Fire HD 8 comes with an external memory card slot that can support up to 1TB of memory.
Amazon also did away with the micro-USB charging port, and replaced it with a USB-C, which is sturdier compared to the previous charging port. At a full charge, the Fire HD 8 can last up to 12 hours or all day usage for
Fire HD 8 Plus
For an additional $30, anyone interested in buying the Fire HD 8 can already get the Plus version of it. The Plus version carries with an even faster Quad-core 3.0GHz RAM and wireless charging. Amazon also claims that the Plus version charges faster by a whole hour compared to the base model of the Fire HD 8.
All the rest of the features of the Fire HD 8 and the Fire HD 8 Plus are essentially the same except for the more powerful RAM and the wireless charging.
Other Fire tablet options to choose from
Amazon still has the Fire 7 available at a dirt cheap $80 price point. The device is already five years old, but its still serviceable if it will just be used by kids for some games or video consumption.
For those that would like a bigger screen, Amazon still has the Fire HD 10 available for $230. It has a 1080p Full HD screen and a powerful octa-core 2.0GHz RAM.
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