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If you’re an Amazon Prime Member, you now have the ability to purchase Amazon’s best-selling tablet for a price so low it’s sort of unbelievable. For $35 you can get a Fire 7 Tablet, you’ll need to get the 8GB model with special offers (basically ads on the lock screen) to hit that price point, but holy moly. Thinking back to when tablets were brand new things that felt like using something out of a Sci-Fi movie, if you would’ve told me one day you’d be able to buy one for $35, I’d think you were some kind of nut.
Now, the Fire 7 Tablet comes with some pretty significant caveats you should be aware of: This particular model is about three years old now, so it’s not going to have the latest and greatest hardware inside of it. By today’s standards, the processor is sort of slow and the 1024×600 7″ display will be way more pixel-y than you’re used to compared to the Retina Display of your iPhone. But, that being said, if you’re just looking for a ultra cheap Android tablet you can root and run emulators, give to your kids, or just use to watch movies or whatever else yourself at the gym, this tablet would do all of those things- And it has a SD card slot so you can increase the storage significantly if you’ve got an old SD card laying around.
The Fire 7 Tablet has a vast array of accessories you can buy for it, as all sorts of third party manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon of making things for such a popular tablet, but I’d really recommend looking at other models if you’re going to be spending money on that many things to go along with it. For instance, Prime members can get the Fire HD 10 which is a better tablet in just about every way for $110. You get a quadcore processor, way more RAM, a way better screen, and other perks… But, it’s 3x the price.
Anyway, $35 for the Fire 7 Tablet seems like a pretty wild deal, provided you’ve got your expectations in check with what the device is capable of. Lightweight emulators, Netflix, YouTube, some basic older mobile games and things like that are all fine. Anything beyond that, you’re really better off saving your money for something a bit newer… But, hey, your kid who watches Peppa Pig all day won’t care about anything fancier than a YouTube machine, right?
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