Amazon’s Mother’s Day sale continues to take up to 45% off Alexa-enabled devices. If you’re looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, you’ll want to consider Amazon’s deals on affordable tablets and smart displays.
As part of the sale, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is just $49.99. Normally it costs $89.99, so that’s $40 in savings. It’s just $5 shy of its all-time low price and one of the best tablet deals we’ve seen all season. Best Buy has it for the same price.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8 is one of the most affordable tablets for the money. It features an 8-inch 1280 x 800-pixel touchscreen, 2-GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
As we note in our Amazon Fire HD 8 review, we like its fun Alexa features and USB Type-C charging. We also like its impressive battery life which endured 13 hours and 49 minutes during testing.
Amazon wisely outfitted its latest Fire HD 8 tablet with a minimum storage capacity of 32GB. That’s double the size of last year’s base model Fire HD 8.
With a weight 0.8 pounds, 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches, the Fire HD 8 is lighter, but thicker than its competitors like the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus (1.09 pounds, 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.28 inches) and Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite (1.1 pounds, 9.6 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches).
Simply put, if you’re looking for a lightweight tablet for Mom to stream movies, shows, music, and read on, the Fire HD 8 is a solid choice.