Amazon Refreshes Fireplace Tablets, Retains Low Value Tag

The very reasonably priced Fireplace HD Eight and Fireplace 7 get up to date specs however maintain the low value tags.

Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2017)

At $49.99, Amazon’s Fire tablet is tremendous low-cost, which brings with it some drawbacks, like a comparatively grainy show. However these drawbacks are slowly dwindling because of an improved model of the Fireplace that Amazon rolled out on Tuesday.

Amazon Fire 7The brand new Fireplace 7 retains the identical low price ticket regardless of some optimistic modifications to its spec sheet: there is a new 7-inch IPS show with increased distinction, and an improved battery that Amazon says offers you eight hours of unplugged blended use. Storage choices stay the identical, with both 8GB or 16GB inner modules and room for as much as 200GB of extra storage through the microSD card slot.

Regardless of the Fireplace 7’s improved show, it is nonetheless not fairly HD. For that, you may must step as much as the $79.99 Fireplace HD Eight, which Amazon additionally refreshed on Tuesday. The brand new Fireplace HD comes with an Eight-inch 1,280-by-800 IPS show, as much as 12 hours of battery life, 16GB or 32GB of inner storage, and as much as 256GB of expandable storage through a microSD card.

Each fashions—which are available Black, Punch Pink, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow—run Amazon’s personal cell OS, which is a closely modified model of Android that comes with a proprietary app retailer. The headlining characteristic is the Amazon Alexa voice assistant, which is on the market on all Fireplace pill fashions, together with the bigger Fire HD 10. (That mannequin, which PCMag discovered to be clunky and never value its extra value over the HD Eight, suspiciously didn’t get a refresh).

Given the tablets’ low costs, you may be tempted to purchase one on your youngsters to play with, and Amazon encourages this with the declare that they are extra sturdy than the latest-generation iPad. However each new Fireplace tablets additionally are available devoted youngsters variations, which value $99.99 for the Fireplace 7 and $129.99 for the Fireplace HD Eight. The extra money outlay will get you a one-year subscription to Amazon’s assortment of greater than 15,00zero books, movies, academic apps, and video games for teenagers aged three to 12.

The tablets at the moment are accessible for pre-order and start transport on June 7.