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Don’t want to spend $300+ on an iPad? Fire Tablets deals start at $65

Published Jan 24th, 2024 11:50AM EST
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When Amazon released the first batch of Fire Tablets, there weren’t many deals to be found. That was largely due to the fact that Fire Tablets were already so much cheaper than rival tablets like iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab devices.

Now, however, there are plenty of affordable tablet options available to compete with Amazon’s lineup. That’s why we often see terrific deals like the Fire Tablet sale available right now. Amazon is offering deep discounts of up to 42% off, and prices start at just $64.99 for the popular new Fire HD 8 tablet.

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If you want to skip straight to the good stuff, you can find all of the current Fire Tablet deals on this Amazon page. But if you want help figuring out which Fire Tablet is right for you, I’ll cover everything you need to know right here.

There are plenty of iPads on sale right now, as you can see in BGR’s guide on the best Apple deals. But even with deep discounts, iPad tablets are far more expensive than Amazon’s Fire Tablet lineup.

Fire HD 8 Tablet deals

First up, we have some of the best prices of the year on Amazon’s Fire HD 8 tablets.

The latest version of the Fire HD 8 was released in 2022, and I think it offers the best balance of affordability and functionality. The Fire 7 tablet is the cheapest model, but the Fire HD 8 is more than worth the upgrade — especially while it’s on sale.

As the name suggests, this model features an 8-inch display. It sports a hexa-core processor that’s 30% faster than the previous-generation model, and it’s also more efficient. The Fire HD 8 tablet offers up to 13 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Other key specs include 32GB or 64GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, microSDXC support, dual speakers, Dolby Atmos support, and Amazon’s special version of Android. That means this tablet supports all of the great streaming apps, productivity apps, and games you might want.

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With a retail price of $99.99, the Fire HD 8 is already less than half the price of the most affordable iPad. Thanks to today’s Fire Tablet deals, you can pick one up for just $64.99.

In addition to the base model, there’s also an upgraded version of this tablet.

The Fire HD 8 Plus tablet looks just like the regular model, but it offers a few key upgrades. The most notable differences include wireless charging support, 3GB of RAM, a 2MP front-facing camera, a 5MP rear camera, and a thinner case than the regular model.

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It’s a solid upgrade, but it unfortunately isn’t included in Amazon’s current Fire Tablet sale. That said, I’ve tested both versions extensively, and for me, the Fire HD 8 is the better tablet. It’s far less expensive so the bang-for-your-buck factor outweighs the minor specs bump that you get with the Plus version.

Fire HD 10 and Max 11 discounts

If you’re looking for tablets with bigger displays and more power than the HD 8 series, Amazon has two more deals you should definitely check out.

The Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s older flagship tablet. It has a nice big 10-inch display that’s about the same size as the one on Apple’s latest iPads. But it costs a fraction of the price of the 10th-generation iPad it competes with.

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Tablet touts specs like an octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of storage, microSDXC support up to 1TB, and 12-hour battery life. All that is wrapped in a durable tablet that retails for just $140.

While it’s on sale, however, you can pick up a Fire HD 10 for just $94.99.

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Then there’s the Fire Max 11 Tablet, which replaces the old Fire HD 10 Plus. It’s basically a supercharged version of the Fire HD 10 model.

In addition to the larger 11-inch display, the Max 11 version includes a powerful octa-core processor, support for wireless charging, 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB, Dolby Atmos, and a soft-touch finish that users love.

With a retail price starting at $230, the Fire Max 11 undercuts every comparable tablet from big rivals like Apple and Samsung. While it’s on sale, however, you can save up to $80. The 64GB model with ads is down to $179.99, while the 128GB model with no ads is on sale for $199.99, down from $280.

In my opinion, you should definitely spend the extra $20 to double your storage and ditch the lock screen ads.

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Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada has been the Editor of BGR Deals since it launched in 2013. She has more than 20 years of experience testing more than 1,500 products, and reviewing a wide range of consumer electronics including mobile devices, smart home products, computers, and home appliances.

Previously, she was a leading consultant specializing in copywriting, product development, and new product launches.