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Amazon Fire HD 8 is a tablet primed for media consumption (pictures)

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber, you're going to want to check out how this tablet can help you take full advantage of your membership perks.

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Meet the Fire HD 8

Amazon's latest tablet also debuts the company's latest operating system.

Get to know the $150 tablet and Fire OS 5 Bellini by clicking through the slideshow.

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Smooth and glossy

The plastic back feels smooth and it's comfortable when holding.

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The simpler, the better

The Fire HD 8 runs simple mobile games smoothly, but anything more intense slows down performance.

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Saving grace

If you get the 8GB model of the tablet, don't forget a memory card! You'll really need it.

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Binge-friendly

With the new ASAP feature, the tablet pre-buffers your videos so you wait less for them to load.

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Portable and compact

The 8-inch tablet is small enough to throw in your bag for a commute or travel.

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Power button

The power button sits next to the microUSB port and microphone pinhole.

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New search bar

When you type in a search request, you get results from Bing, the Amazon store, and your library.

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Not bad for a budget buy

The inexpensive tablet's meek hardware is overshadowed by Amazon's robust library of Prime content. Offering free video, games and apps on the inexpensive tablet, what's not to like?

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