All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial staff, regardless of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we can earn an affiliate commission.
We’ve seen Amazon offer some solid deals on its Fire tablets this year, but the largest (and arguably the best) slate was left out. Now the wait is over as the Fire HD 10 – with a 64GB expandable storage bumper – is currently on sale for $ 108, or 43 percent of the original price, as part of a Deal of the Day promotion. So if you are thinking of taking a budget board, you need to move fast.
Buy the Fire HD 10 tablet on Amazon ̵
In terms of features, the slate’s biggest resource is the 10.1-inch screen, which makes it great for streaming. The resolution 1920 x 1200 (224 pixels per inch) is also higher than the smaller siblings. And even if it does not match the screen quality of an iPad (2160 x 1620 resolution), you pay around three times more for Apple’s tablet.
Inside the Fire HD 10 you will find an octa-core 2 GHz processor paired with 2 GB of RAM, which Amazon says makes it 30 percent faster than its predecessor. Charging via USB-C, compared to micro-USB on the older model, gets you from zero to full power in three hours with a 15W fast charger – included in the agreement with the case.
This is a Fire tablet, those who are new to the Amazon wheelhouse need to get to know their ecosystem. Such as Prime Video, Amazon Music and Kindle are the centerpiece, and there are no Google Play apps. Still, if you want streaming, you can access all the main services (from Netflix to Disney + to HBO Max).
follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for the latest technical offers and buying advice.