Amazon's new Fire 7 tablet improves slightly, keeps low price
This is Amazon's upgrade entry level Fire 7 tablet which now has a slightly trimmed down design, a bit better battery life and added contrast to it's 1024 by 600 standard definition display.
This inexpensive tablet is now slightly better and still cost $50 for the eight gigabyte version $70 for the 16 GB version, and it also comes in a $100 kids edition, that includes a protective case and a two-year no questions asked replacement guaranty should the device get damaged.
As far as weight goes, the new 295 gram fire 7 is about 20 grams or half an ounce lighter than its predecessor.
Like before there's a memory expansion slot but it now accommodates micro SD cards with up to 256 gigabyte capacity instead of 128 gigabyte.
Other changes include updated color options.
There are four to choose from and the addition to dual band WiFi which means you can connect to both 2.4 gigahertz and five gigahertz WiFi networks.
While the processor's the same 1.3GHz quadcore processor as before, thanks to some software optimization, Amazon says battery life has been bumped up from seven to eight hours for mixed use.
And like all of Amazon's latest fire tablets, you can access its Alexa voice assistant with a tap of a virtual button.
Changes to the screen are very subtle.
The slightly improved black levels make video and images pop a little more, and text appear slightly sharper, however, you're still looking at standard definition video no matter how you slice it.
I still think the HDA is the better deal but comparatively speaking it'll be for us to find a better tablet for $50, especially if you're an Amazon Prime customer.
Who can tap into all that free content that's included with your membership.
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