Amazon's Fire HD 10 lights your tablet fire, for less
Amazon's Fire HD 10 lights your tablet fire, for less
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Amazon's Fire HD 10 lights your tablet fire, for less

Tablets
You want a tablet? Well chances are, you want something with right around a 10 inch screen. How do I know that? When you go smaller, basically you've got a phablet. Go bigger, you might as well get a laptop. The most famous of the 10 inch ish tablet is of course the classic 9.7 inch iPad but that guy is still more than $300. Amazon has a solution that's a lot less expensive and might do everything you want or might not. But there's no arguing with the Amazon fire HD 10 price. It starts at $150 and that gets you a high rate screen and 32 gigs of storage just like an Ipad. Now for a hundred and fifty bucks, you get a mostly plastic body that is mostly on the fixed side but inside this body It's everyone's favorite digital assistant, Alexa. Sure, she's practically everywhere now, but this version is going to activate it. On other Fire tablets, you have to hit a button to activate Alexa. And some of the things you ask come with on-screen graphics now, just like you get from an Echo show. They key thing to remember about an Amazon tablet is that it wants you to use Amazon stuff. So the videos tab is for Amazon videos, including Prime. Music is for Amazon Music Services, books is for Kindle books and so on. You can download other services from the Amazon app store from Netflix and Hulu to Spotify and Pandora. But they'll live under the apps tab so remember to look for them there. Most of what you're looking for is in that app store, including a lot of the top Android games, but a few things like Google Chrome, or Microsoft Office are missing. Listen, if you're writing a novel, doing homework, or using the built in camera to start your own YouTube YouTube channel, well, go get a laptop, or at least a ChromeBook. But, for an excellent media consumption experience on a device that definitely feels like it should cost more than a $150, it's hard to imagine anyone beating this right now.

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