Of all the thousands of Prime Day deals Amazon has thrown at us over the last two days, it reserved some of the best prices for its own tech. While you may not need a new speaker or streaming stick or security camera, almost anyone will benefit from having another spare tablet around, either for themselves or family members. So you don’t want to sleep on the Fire HD 8 for 50% off (opens in new tab) before the deal ends at midnight PT.
The best Amazon Fire tablet available, the Fire HD 8 has solid HD visuals, stereo speakers, hands-free Alexa support, and battery life that consistently lasts at least 10 hours, typically 12. Those specs are excellent even at full price, but sound even better at just $45 — or $60 if you don’t want ads on your lockscreen.
You can also upgrade to the 64GB version, but most people won’t need it for streaming content, and you can always use the expandable storage slot to add more room for offline video downloads down the line. Without a doubt, the Fire HD 8 is a true bargain at this price. And if you’re buying one for a young child, the Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is also 50% off and has unique features they’ll appreciate, like a year’s subscription to Kids+ and a more fall-proof design.
Fire up your favorite streaming apps with these affordable Tabs
If its specs are a bit too much of a downgrade for you, you could go with the $65 Fire HD 8 Plus (opens in new tab) for a faster processor and more RAM, but it’s otherwise the same in visuals and features. Or you can jump to the $75 Fire HD 10 (opens in new tab) for a larger screen, the same 3GB RAM upgrade, and a 1080p resolution upgrade. But if price is your priority, these differences aren’t so huge that the Fire HD 8 won’t make you happy.
If you’re uncertain which to buy, our guides on the Fire HD 8 vs. 8 Plus and Fire HD 10 vs. Fire HD 8 will dive into the specifics and our different reactions to each device. But in the end, you can and should trust that the Fire HD 8 won’t disappoint.