One of the hottest deals over this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend has been Amazon’s Fire Tablet, which normally sells for $50, but which is currently on sale for $33.33 from Amazon and several other stores.
But if that’s not a big enough discount for you, Target is going a bit further: the retailer is selling a number of products for 15 percent off this weekend, and that includes Amazon’s cheapest tablet.
That means you can pick up an Amazon Fire 7″ tablet for $28.34 before tax, both in stores and online.
The Fire tablet features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and Amazon’s custom version of Android, called Fire OS. The entry-level model features 8GB of storage, but you can pay a bit extra to get a 16GB model.
While Fire OS makes it easy to interact with Amazon’s app, music, eBook, and video stores, it does not include access to the Google Play Store. But there are plenty of ways to hack the Amazon Fire tablet to make it behave more like a typical Android device.
For example, there are methods for rooting, changing the home screen and app launcher, or even installing custom ROMs that totally replace the software running on the tablet. Or if you’re looking for the best of both worlds, you can try installing the Play Store and keeping Amazon’s software.
One thing to keep in mind is that this tablet was first released in 2015, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon phases it out next year and replaces it with a new entry-level model. But $28 is a pretty great deal for an Android-based tablet that’s already a pretty good deal at nearly twice the price.
Make sure to check out our Cyber Monday roundup for some of the best bargains this Sunday and Monday, including some of the best of Target’s electronics deals.
I think it is a great price for a tablet computer.
These are meh unless you are really invested in the Amazon world or are willing to modify them. Fortunately there are quite simple hacks that will make these tablets quite usable. They are still very basic units with very modest specs but for so little money it is a great place to start down the road of hacking. If you brick it you are not out much. If you know someone interesting in starting out hacking their hardware but they don’t know where to begin, this is a great tool for learning. There are a lot of resources available online.
That’s quite cheap.
For $20, I would recommend people buy a lot of these (maybe x30) and use them as tiles for their kitchen, or bathroom mirror, or main door decoration.
Main door: 2040 x 826 x 93 mm
Fire tablet: 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm
I guess I’ll put one in a plastic bag and I’ll have that waterproof bathroom e-book reader I never wanted to pay a fortune for.
Meh, I got one for $20 and $25 last year.
wow your repsonse was greatly appriciated
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