With wider displays than smartphones and less bulk than laptops, tablets are now one of the most convenient (and relatively affordable) tech options out there. Two versions that have become fan favorites are Amazon’s Fire 7 and HD 10, each of which has thousands of rave reviews from shoppers on the site. Those wishing to get their hands on one of these devices are in luck, because they’re currently on sale.
You can save 25 percent on the Fire 7 (2022 release) tablet, which was $60 but is now discounted to $45 ahead of the Prime Day Early Access Sale happening next week. If you’re willing to spend a little more, you can get the Fire HD 10 (2021 release) starting at $75, which is more than 50 percent off the usual list price ($150-$190, depending on the storage option you select). You could even get the Fire HD 10 Plus tablet (2021) for $75 off, regardless of whether you choose a 32 gigabyte (GB) model or 64 GB.
With the Fire 7 tablet, you're getting a 7-inch touchscreen with ample storage options: You can grab it with 16 GB or 32 GB of storage, or add more with a microSD. It offers up to 10 hours of battery life, along with front and rear-facing cameras that can provide 720-pixel, high-definition video recording. So whether you’re looking to read a new bestseller or do a video call with loved ones, this 4.4-star pick can really come in handy.
As for the Fire 10 tablets, both might seem small with their 10.1-inch display screens, but they pack a punch when it comes to functionality. They have a 1080-pixel full HD display that’s perfect for streaming movies and TV shows, and you can also use the web to check your email, browse your favorite sites, and more. Additionally, these tablets boast up to 12 hours of battery life, and as it’s an Amazon product, you’ll get access to the hands-off assistant Alexa. The devices even support apps like Netflix, Disney+, Zoom, Outlook, and over 570,000 others to choose from.
If you’re looking for a tablet that offers wireless charging, take a closer look at the 10 Plus tablet, which can be bundled with a charging dock that’s also marked down by $70. And if you want more memory on your tablet, you can always expand it by adding a micro SD card like this one that's on sale from SanDisk, starting at $11.
This story was originally published in 2021. It has been updated for 2022.