CNET First Look
Is Amazon's $50 Fire tablet any good?The Fire is a 7-inch tablet with an attractively low price-tag and easy access to Amazon Prime's huge media library.
[MUSIC] This Amazon tablet only costs $50. That's right, the Fire tablet costs $50. Now I know what you're thinking, is it even any good? Well, there are some good things about it, like it runs Amazon's latest operating system. The user friendly Fire OS 5 Bellini is built for taking advantage of Amazon's big media library. If you're a prime member, you can stream and download all of the TV shows and movies that come with your subscription for free. And thanks to a new feature called Amazon Underground, you can also get free game downloads and in-app purchases. Additionally there's a micro USB card slot for expanding the storage. The Fire tablet also comes in a kid's edition. It costs the twice the amount however you get a kid friendly case, a year's subscription to FreeTime Unlimited which gives you access to tons of free books, movies and games for children and if the tablet breaks within two years.- You get a replacement for free. So, what's not to like about it? Well, it's design is a bit passé, the screen quality isn't very good, and performance is on the slow side. It's only $50 Dollars, so you can't expect too much. That said, in comparison to other low cost tablets, the Fire offers more features, especially if you're an Amazon Prime member. But, if you can afford another 50 bucks, I'd recommend upgrading to the Fire HD 6. It's a smaller tablet with the same software perks. But it has a better screen and faster performance. For more information on why you should or shouldn't by the tablet, read the review on CNET. I'm Xiomara Blanco, and this has been a first look at the Amazon Fire Tablet. [MUSIC]