If you are heavily invested in the Amazon ecosystem and are in the market for a good, mid-market tablet, the Amazon Fire 7 tablet is currently on sale for $39.99 at the online retailer. That’s a $10 savings off the normal price and gets you a tablet for eReading, video streaming, email and other basic functions, is more than up to the task. The Amazon Fire 7 has a 7″ display that renders at 1024 x 600, is powered by a 1.5 GHz processor and has 8GB of onboard storage. That storage can be expanded by an additional 128GB thanks to the integrated MicroSD slot. As you would expect, this tablet takes full advantage of Amazon’s digital services with the Kindle ebook reader built in as well as Amazon Underground, the self-built app store from the company where you can download apps and games, many of which are free. Many times Amazon offers apps in the Underground that you would have to pay for at the Google Play Store.
The Amazon Fire 7 runs Amazon’s version of Android, Bellini. This is a custom version of Android Lollipop that Amazon themselves keep up-to-date via OTA updates.
When you purchase the tablet, you get a month to try out Amazon Prime and all the goodness that it brings including access to view movies and TV that otherwise are pay-to-view as well as access
to unlimited Amazon cloud storage, Amazon Prime Music and many other services. If you are already using some of these services, this tablet makes a lot of sense because the integration with them is painless.
The $39.99 model includes the Special Offers (it displays adverts for other things you can get on Amazon while the device sits idle) while you can opt out of that for an additional $10 with the non-Special Offers version.
The Amazon Fire lineup of tablets has done well for the retailer and the 7″ model has been one of the most well received, having a 4 of 5 star rating and over 28,000 reviews on the site. Again, if you are in the Amazon ecosystem, this tablet is definitely at the right price and gives you easy access to all of your other Amazon services.
The sale is now through February 13th.
If you need a device with a little bit more screen real estate and power, you can also get a great deal on the Amazon Fire 10 tablet. This model has a HD 10.1″ display that renders at 1280 x 800, comes with either 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage which can be expanded like the 7 with up to a 128GB MicroSD card, and has a 1.5G GHz quad-core processor. Like the 7, it takes full advantage of all of the Amazon services and runs the latest version of the Amazon Bellini, Android based OS.
The Amazon Fire 10 starts at $179.99 for the 16GB model, a savings of $50 off the regular price.