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Frequently (and massively) discounted in the weeks leading up to last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday “holidays”, Amazon’s hugely popular Android tablets were curiously available at their regular prices on and around Christmas Day.
The two models share a powerful octa-core processor and, well, a decidedly unremarkable 2GB RAM count while sporting a sharp 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. You also get up to 12 hours of battery life, fast charging support, dual speakers, a 2MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP selfie shooter on the ninth-gen Fire HD 10, as well as a 1-year warranty that Amazon still inexplicably downgrades to only 90 days of coverage for the Fire 7, Fire HD 8, and HD 8 Plus.
Finally, the ultra-low-cost and ultra-low-end Fire 7 is available for $10 less than usual at the time of this writing with your choice of 16 or 32 gigs of local digital hoarding room, a terribly modest quad-core processor clocked at only 1.3GHz, up to 7 hours of battery life, just 1 gig of RAM, and a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
The list of downgrades doesn’t end there, also including a micro-USB port and mono speaker, but then again, no other major brand can even hope to come close to the extreme affordability of this Amazon-made little guy.