Amazon’s putting Alexa into everything it can these days, so it’s no surprise that the newest refresh of their Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets now have Alexa built-in. If you want to snag one of these already cheap tablets for an even cheaper price, you can save $15 bucks as long as you’re an Amazon Prime member.
You can nab the Amazon Fire 7 for only $34.99 or the Amazon Fire HD 8 for $54.99. You can’t beat $35 bucks for a tablet, as long as you’re okay with a less than HD screen and no Google Play Store (unless you’re okay with rooting the device).
If you already have a Fire 7 or Fire HD 8 and you’re curious whether these new 2017 refreshes are worth the upgrade, the only real addition you’re getting is support for Alexa. Both tablets use the same screen as last year’s models (1024 × 600 for the Fire 7 and 1280 x 800 for the Fire HD 8) so there’s not going to be any improvement there.
If you’re looking for a tablet you can give to young kids, the Amazon Fire 7 tablet Kid’s Edition is also at a steep discount as long as you’re comfortable with nabbing a 2-Pack. You can get two tablets nearly for the price of one.