The Kindle Fire 7 is the cheapest option in Amazon’s tablet line. It’s getting thinner and lighter, with a better screen and longer battery life. Amazon also says it will have more consistent Wi-Fi connectivity. The new-and-improved version of the Fire 7 will stay the same price: $49.99. It’ll be available in three new colors: “Punch Red, Marine Blue, and Canary Yellow,” as Amazon describes them. The tablet is currently available in black, blue, magenta, and tangerine.
The Fire 8 HD offers a larger and higher-resolution screen, more memory, and longer battery life than the Fire 7.
Users can press the home button to tell Alexa, Amazon’s AI-powered voice assistant, to play videos or music or audiobooks, buy things, read the news, or display and read weather reports.
The Fire 7 Kids Edition and the 8 HD Kids Edition are essentially the same tablets as the adult versions, but they come with a two-year free replacement guarantee for when kids destroy them. Included with the tablets is a year’s worth of Amazon FreeTime, Amazon’s vetted library of kids’ content that includes parental controls.
The new Fire 7 Kids bundle retails for $99.99, the same price as its previous iteration. Amazon is cutting prices here, too: The cost of the Kids Fire 8 HD bundle will decrease from $139.99 to $129.99.