Amazon's expansive new Fire lineup includes the company's most powerful tablet yet
Amazon's "most powerful" tablet ever is... still no iPad rival
Specifically, you're looking at spending $149.99 and $179.99 respectively for 32GB storage configurations of the two (with ads), both of which are apparently brighter, thinner, and lighter than the previous Fire HD 10 edition, released back in 2019.
The biggest upgrades offered by the slightly costlier Fire HD 10 Plus include an extra gig of RAM (bringing the memory total to 4GB), wireless charging support, and a "premium" soft touch finish for a "high-quality feel", with solid features like 12 hours of battery life, hands-free Alexa assistance, and Dolby Atmos audio technology shared by the two new tablets, which are up for pre-order ahead of a May 26 shipping start.
For the first time in the history of Amazon's Fire tablet lineup, you can also order so-called "productivity bundles" including a detachable keyboard case and Microsoft 365 Personal subscription in addition to the slate itself. Said bundles are priced at a reasonable $219.99 and up, but you're free to buy the aforementioned Bluetooth keyboard accessory all alone as well in exchange for just $49.99.
Different kids have different needs, and now different tablets to choose from
Designed with children aged 6 to 12 in mind, the three entirely new Fire Kids Pro slates come with a "grown-up" customizable home screen theme, as well as (parentally controlled) access to "expanded" Amazon Kids+ content and a digital store containing hugely popular apps like Spotify, Disney+, Minecraft, or Zoom.
Of course, the more mature-looking Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 Kids Pros are pretty much identical to the non-Pro Fire 7, HD 8, and HD 10 Kids Editions in terms of hardware specifications. The latter model is the only one from the "3 to 7" age group to get an upgrade today with the same old $199.99 price tag and a USB-C port.