Amazon's ultra-affordable 7" Fire tablet will cost you $49.99, but you can get six of them for $249.95

Amazon's ultra-affordable 7" Fire tablet will cost you $49.99, but you can get six of them for $249.95

Remember that 50-dollar Amazon tablet that we recently told you about? Well, it's no longer veiled in secrecy, as Amazon just made it official. Dubbed the Amazon Fire, it's an entry-level slate with humble specs. We find a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels up front, while a 1.3GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB of RAM will make up the performance part. You can take pictures with the 2MP rear camera and selfies with the VGA front-facing one.

There is 8GB of storage, 5 of which will be available to the user out of the box. Fortunately, you can boost the memory prowess of the Amazon Fire by throwing in a microSD card inside, which can be up to 128GB in size. You also get unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content. The Amazon Fire runs forked Android that is known as Fire OS5 Bellini and comes with none of Google's services or apps aboard. Yet, it ships with Amazon's alternatives, like the Amazon App Store and the online retailer's vast content library.

Undoubtedly, the Amazon Fire is as entry-level as it gets, but the true highlight of the slate is its price tag. Indeed, you will have to shell out "just"$49.99 for the slate, making it as affordable as it gets. Amazon also has an interesting deal in store - a six-pack of Amazon Fire tablets (yes, you read that right) will cost you $249.95, meaning that you pay for five slates and get the sixth one for free. 

The slate is up for pre-order and will be released on September 30. Anyone getting it?


source: Amazon

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12 Comments

1. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

This is good for schools or something like that...

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's pretty decent to gift to a student.

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Hey, that buy five get the sixth free deal is great for Christmas shopping. Too bad everyone in my house already has a tablet or two.

5. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Just thought about that as well. I could use 2 or 3, but not 6. Resell maybe??? hmmm

8. Doakie

Posts: 2456; Member since: May 06, 2009

Me and my wife are trying to find enough people who need craptastic tablets.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

There's tons of $50 (or at least sub-$100 tablets) on Amazon and eBay, and they're all crap. I think Amazon hit a home run with this one, especially with the s-pack where you get one for free. Specs aren't much (but they're better than those other cheap ones), and you can buy them with faith that Amazon will give good build quality and reliable warranty service. Too bad the higher-end Fire tablets don't have the microSD slot...

9. ron_b

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 17, 2015

Surprisingly, the new ones (HD8 and HD10) _do_ have the microSD slot

6. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great price for Amazon content delivery. Too bad it doesn't run Windows 10. I'd buy a 6 pack of Windows 10 Tablets. I know many college students with cheap Android tablets that cannot run the basic Windows programs and full desktop browsers that they need for compatibility with their assignments. The closest to this was the HP Windows tablet that was $79. Sure, specs are low on these cheap tablets but at this price, the user is only concerned about having access to software and services in the respective ecosystem. Congrats on Amazon's achievement on getting lowcost tablets in the market from a big name manufacturer. I will not buy it or recommend it just because I work in the education field and for the long run, if a student can save up $50 more dollars, they can get a Windows device that meets the requirement for Windows based software experiences without the limitations of the FireOS or Android.

7. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The thing that usually lets these cheap tablets down is low screen brightness and very reflective screen meaning you can only use them in perfect indoor lighting.

10. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Seems like these tablets are going to be a catastrophe too.

11. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I am going to buy 1000 of these and give it to the poor when I travel to 3rd world countries.

12. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

this will keep my kid quiet for much much longer than $50 worth of candy.

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