Are you considering any of Amazon's new, dirt-cheap tablets?

Are you considering any of Amazon's new, dirt-cheap tablets?
Unveiled last week, the trio of new Amazon tablets — from a 7-incher all the way up to a big, 10.1-inch slate — are now available to purchase in the US. Following in the footsteps of the Fire HD line, the new tabs are meant to try and meet demand for affordable, but well-constructed slates, with pricing ranging from just $49.99 for the 7-inch Fire, all the way up to $229.99 for the 10.1-incher.

As you can imagine given the price, the specs sheet doesn't read like something out of this world, and is largely similar with a few exceptions like the camera, display resolution, and processor clock speeds. And while these tabs don't really have a shot at rock start status, they do offer great value for the money. There's one catch, however, and it's a biggie.

Like all Amazon hardware products, the new lineup comes with Fire OS (version 5 Bellini), which is a "fork" of Android. In simpler terms, this means that while the core, open-source code is being utilized, there's none of Google's defining layer of apps and features. So no Play Store, no Google Music, and no Google Maps — at least not right off the bat. Instead, you'll be making use of Amazon's on app store, which isn't necessarily bad (a ton of special offers there), but can't at all compare with what Google has going on. With that in mind, this begs the question...

Are you considering any of Amazon's new tablets?

Are you considering any of Amazon's new, dirt-cheap tablets?

I'm getting one
17.09%
Only 'considering' for now
32.91%
Nah, not for me
50%


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56 Comments

1. Mattbssr

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

bullshit

2. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

i would not, 7inch is too small for me, i would like one if it has 8inch for $59.9 or $69.9

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yep, I definitely am. They will make good, inexpensive gifts, especially with the holiday season coming up. I'm also a fan of Amazon's ecosystem, so I'll be getting one for myself, as well. There are also other Android app stores that can be added to Amazon tablets, in case you don't find what you're looking for in Amazon's app store.

16. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

You really need to replace your dead-end Playbook. LOL Amazon app store is sucks compared to Google Play store.

20. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And you suck compared to everything anf everyone else Samantha. Give it a rest already.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Anf? Is that even a word?

36. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

You're the champion of misspelled words. So you should really be quiet Michelle.

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why don't you make me Boobydigital.

42. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Oooooooh! Tough girl on the internet! Lmao!!

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I agree. The Amazon experience on Kindle is too limiting compared to the Google Play options.

28. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

That's more of a concern for smartphones than tablets.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

It's more of a concern regardless what it's for.

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

You really need to learn to speak proper English. After that, try and get a job so you can actually buy a REAL Android phone and throw your $50 one in the trash.

47. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

So, you were better than me (smarter & richer) just because your english is better. That's your defense?

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, I'm better than you BECAUSE I'M BETTER THAN YOU. There are too many reasons to list why.

4. 497362

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

not. I already have a 7 inch phablet, and the only problem it has is that it runs android. well, ive learned my lesson. for 50 bux tho, I would put up with android and huge bezels, if I was looking.

5. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 939; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

None of them are full HD screens. Id rather pay the extra for something better.

17. Kame_Hame_Haaaaa

Posts: 360; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

Agree. If I want cheap tablet. I better buy Cheap 'China made' tablet with Full HD that cost about the same price as this Amazon dirt cheap tablet.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No I'm not wasting money on such mediocre specss.

7. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

For 49.99$ you should not whine.

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I rather pay extra for better specs.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I bought iPad Air 2 for 533$ so Amazon Tablet would be almost x11 cheaper. iPad Air 2 is top notch tablet I agree but if you dont care about specs then Amazon Tablet is a amazing value for money.

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're comparing apples to grapefruits. I don't want to spend $50 on a low quality tablet.

21. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

And yet you support apple and iProducts. The irony of that statement…

34. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And you support Blackberry and products that are quite inferior to the competition.

35. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry and Android OEM's make products that offer more features, are more versatile, and have much more powerful OS's than iOS devices.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say one word to you. Don't pick a fight you can't finish.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

Didn't say you did. But I had to correct your BS. And not only do I finish our fights, I win.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You win nothing. All you do is spew the same bs over and over.

53. meanestgenius

Posts: 22222; Member since: May 28, 2014

Says the troll that recycles all of his comments. I always win against you.

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