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Amazon’s new range of Fire HD 8 tablets pack a punch

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14 May 2020 / 13:48IST

When it comes to tablets, we might go ga-ga for the iPad, but if you want a more wallet-friendly option, you can bank on Amazon to deliver the goods. It’s now announced the next-generation Fire HD 8 line-up, with the entire family in mind. Adults can immerse themselves in touchscreen bliss with the Fire HD 8 ($89.99), which has 30% faster performance over its predecessor, along with more storage, a mammoth 12 hours of battery life, and USB-C charging. A Game Mode also stops anyone bugging you when you’re kicking bottom in Asphalt 9. A bit flush? The Fire HD 8 Plus ($109.99) for an extra $20 nets you 50% more RAM (3GB in total) over the HD 8, a faster charging adapter, and wireless charging. Got nippers? The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition ($139.99) — a dinkier take on a long-time Stuff favourite — matches the Fire HD 8 for specs, but comes ensconced in a kid-proof case even the hardiest tablet basher won’t be able to make a dent in.

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