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Amazon Fire tablet was made for Prime content (pictures)

The 7-inch tablet is Amazon's cheapest.

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Fire sale

Amazon's latest tablet is also its cheapest ever.

The 7-inch Fire costs just $50 or £50. It plays well with an Amazon Prime membership, but its performance is only passable because of its price.

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Thick thickness

One of the first things you'll notice about the tablet is its humdrum design.

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Gaming performance

Playing simple mobile games is fine, but anything more intense causes sluggish performance and reduced frame rates.

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More storage

For the first time ever, Amazon tablets have expandable microSD card slots. You can add up to 128GB of storage.

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Plastic design

There are two ways you can tell this tablet is cheap. The first is its flimsy plastic casing.

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SD screen

The second is its pixelated screen.

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Fire OS 5 Bellini

The Bellini operating system features menu pages for specific content and also includes Amazon recommendations.

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Buttons

The top edge houses all of the buttons and ports.

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Prime perfect

With a Prime membership, you can stream and download TV shows, movies, music and apps for free.

But with a slightly bigger budget, you can do this with any other Fire tablet, including the new Fire HD 8.

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