Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet falls to $80 for Prime Day

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Amazon’s Fire range of tablets are great for Alexa Prime loyalists who don’t mind missing out on a few apps. With Prime Day looming, the retailer is offering a 40 percent discount to Prime members on its biggest slates for adults kids. The Fire HD 10 is currently $80, down from $150, while the Fire HD 10 Kids model is $120, down from $200. 

Buy Fire HD 10 at Amazon – $80 Buy Fire HD Kids at Amazon – $120

Both feature a 10.1-inch, full HD screen, an octa-core 2 GHz processor 3GB of RAM 32GB of expandable storage. Though, you should note that the deal is for the Fire HD 10 with “lockscreen ads.” That means you’ll be shown personalized ads on the screensaver in sleep mode at the bottom of the tablet’s home screen. Once purchased, you’ll have to make a one-off payment to permanently remove the sponsored messages.

If you want a tablet to browse the web, check your socials, watch streaming apps make Zoom calls, then the Fire HD 10 is a solid option. The biggest caveat is the lack of Google apps, generally far fewer apps than you’d find on the Play Store or Apple App Store. But, Amazon has the main bases covered: There’s Netflix, Disney+, Roblox for the kids, Zoom, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram TikTok. Plus, Amazon’s suite of apps, ranging from Prime Video to Amazon Music Kindle. 

You can also summon Alexa to make voice calls, check the news weather, find stuff to watch put on some tunes. In fact, the Fire HD 10 features a “Show Mode” that essentially turns it into a smart display, putting Alexa front center. The Kids model, obviously, doesn’t have ads, filters out mature content (with added parental controls like screen time presets) comes with a bright protective case.

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