Amazon is running another sale on Fire tablets, meaning you can save up to $70 on some models between today and November 8, 2020:

The 10 inch model has the fastest processor and best overall performance of any current-gen Amazon tablet, while the 8 inch versions offer pretty good bang for the buck in a package that’s easier to hold in one hand while reading, watching, or playing.

Amazon Fire HD 10

Amazon’s tablets aren’t exactly speed demons – if you want a best-in-class tablet, you’re going to have to spend a lot more money to pick up the latest Samsung, Huawei, or Apple tablets.

But they’re more affordable alternatives that typically have starting prices ranging from $50 to $150 and which are even more attractive when they’re on sale… and Amazon does offer big discounts at least a few times a year.

This time around the company isn’t offering any discounts on the entry-level Fire 7 tablet, but that’s the least impressive member of the current lineup. If you were thinking about spending $50 to buy one, I’d recommend spending an extra $5 or more to upgrade to one of the Fire HD tablets with higher-resolution displays and faster processors.

See below for a comparison table that shows how Amazon’s current tablets stack up against one another in terms of specs.

And if you’re looking to get a little more out of your tablet, check out Liliputing’s guides for installing the Google Play Store on Amazon’s tablets. Pro tip: the steps are pretty much the same for all current Amazon tablets, but I highlight different methods in each guide:

Here’s a comparison table of Amazon’s 2019/2020 Fire tablet family:

Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020) Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019)
Display 7 inch, 1024 x 600 8 inch, 1280 x 800 8 inch, 1280 x 800 10 inch, 1920 x 1200
Storage 16GB or 32GB + microSD (up to 512GB) 32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 1TB) 32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 1TB) 32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 512GB)
CPU MediaTek MT8163V/B
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.3 GHz
MediaTek MT8168
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2 GHz
MediaTek MT8168
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2 GHz
MediaTek MT8183
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2 GHz
GPU Mali-T720 MP2 Mali-G52 3EE MC1 Mali-G52 3EE MC1 Mali-G72 MP3
Battery Up to 7 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 12 hours
Ports micro USB 2.0 USB 2.0 Type-C USB 2.0 Type-C USB 2.0 Type-C
Charging time 4 hours 5 hours (5W wired) 4 hours (9W wired), 3 hours (wireless) 4 hours (9W wired)
Speakers Mono Stereo Stereo Stereo
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.1 5.0 5.0 4.2
Cameras  2MP front & rear 2MP front & rear 2MP front & rear 2MP front & rear
Latest OS version Fire OS 7 Fire OS 7 Fire OS 7 Fire OS 7
Dimensions 192mm x 115mm x 9.6mm 202mm x 137mm x 9.7mm 202mm x 137mm x 9.7mm 262mm x 159mm x 9.8mm
Weight 286 grams 355 grams 355 grams 504 grams
Starting price (MSRP) $50 $90 ($55 on sale) $110 ($70 on sale) $150 ($80 on sale)

Amazon is also offering discounts on its Kids Edition tablets.

These are basically regular Amazon Fire tablets, except they come with a sturdy bumper case, a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited), and a 2-year “worry-free guarantee” that means Amazon will replace a tablet that’s broken, no questions asked.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

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  1. Picked up the Lenovo Tab M8 FHD (Daily Deal last week $100 Newegg) and I like it much better than Fire Tablets for many reasons.
    (1) Very close to stock Android
    (2) Can be charged with unit off
    (3) Really good battery life
    (4) Almost all of the bundled apps can be uninstalled
    (5) An accidental swipe will not take me to Amazon advertised content.
    The biggest Con is not Netflix HD capable (no problem for me).

  2. I had 2 Fire 7s, now I have an 8 and a 10. I think th 8 is the sweet spot for price and features. The 10 has a better screen, but it’s twice as big as the 8. In fact the 10 in the kid proof case is so big, it’s about the same size as my 11.6 in laptop. I gave away both of the Fire 7s because the screens were just too small for me. But compared to other 7 inch tablets in the same price range, the Fire 7 build quality is much better and it just works better. But the Amazon app store doesn’t have all the apps Google play has.