Early October Prime Day Sale: Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Tablet Now Priced at $60

Amazon has initiated a new sale on its Fire tablets in advance of the Prime Big Deal Days event later this month. The discounts encompass various models, such as the Fire HD 8 priced at $60, the Fire HD 8 Plus at $70, the Fire Max 11 at $150, the previous-generation Fire HD 10 for $75, and the Fire 7 available for $40, among others. These deals closely match or come very close to the lowest prices ever seen. Unlike most Big Deal Days offers, these discounts are not exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers.

This particular offer reduces the price of Amazon’s 8-inch tablet by just $5 from its all-time low and forms part of a broader sale on Fire tablets.

However, it’s important to bear in mind that Fire tablets come with certain limitations: they are not as fast or premium as top-tier competitors like the iPad or Galaxy Tab, their displays may not be as vibrant, and their app selection is more restricted. They also do not offer official access to the Google Play Store, meaning you won’t find Google apps like Gmail or YouTube readily available. While it is possible to install the Play Store through a workaround, it can be somewhat cumbersome. Additionally, these tablets display ads on the lock screen unless users opt to pay an extra fee or use a Kids model.

Nevertheless, Fire tablets are compatible with Amazon services such as Alexa and Prime Video, and they support most major streaming apps. The higher-end models are sufficiently quick for everyday tasks. Ultimately, their appeal largely hinges on their affordability. If you seek a budget-friendly option for streaming video, reading ebooks, and basic web browsing, Fire tablets are particularly attractive during sales events.

Among the models currently discounted, the 8-inch Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus offer excellent value for most users. Both feature a 1,280 x 800 resolution display, providing decent brightness levels despite the absence of razor-sharp text and images. The devices are lightweight and relatively durable, with a battery life exceeding 10 hours. While they come with 32GB of storage, this can be expanded to 1TB via a microSD card. The Fire HD 8 Plus comes with an additional gigabyte of RAM (3GB in total), offering smoother navigation of Amazon’s Fire OS for a mere $10 more. Although neither tablet is exceptionally fast, they are competitively priced, costing only $5 more than their respective all-time lows.

For those seeking the most budget-friendly option, the Fire 7 is available for those looking for an additional screen at the lowest possible cost. However, it is slower and lower in resolution compared to the Fire HD 8, making the latter a recommended choice if feasible. The previous-generation Fire HD 10, although still faster than the Fire HD 8, is now technically outdated as Amazon recently launched an updated model, which is not included in the sale.

The 11-inch Fire Max 11, the most premium tablet in Amazon’s lineup, features a more powerful processor and an aluminum chassis. It is currently available at $150, matching its all-time low, but it shares the same software limitations as the lower-end options.

Additionally, the Kids versions of various Fire tablets are also part of the discount. These models offer the same hardware as the standard versions but include large protective cases, a more child-friendly default UI, two-year warranties, and one-year subscriptions to Amazon’s Kids+ content service.

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