Amazon Fire HD 8 Review: When ‘good enough’ is a great deal

Tablets are the middleman of technology – not as essential as our phones, but not as powerful as our computers. While devices like the Surface Pro and iPad Pro have focused on maximized productivity -, and come with price tags to match – chances are most people use their tablets for watching videos and reading books.

Those are precisely the people Amazon is targeting with it’s new Fire HD 8 tablet at. At $89, it offers a heck of a lot of tablet for a low price.

First off, the specs to keep in mind

  • 8 inch screen
  • 1200 X 800 resolution (189 ppi)
  • Dolby Audio Stereo speakers
  • 16/32 GB storage (expandable via microSD)
  • Tangerine Magenta, Black, Blue color options
  • 311 grams / 0.68 lb

Obviously, Amazon isn’t going to win you over with specs. That resolution and ppi might seem super low in our world of Retina displays, but lets remember that the screen is still the same resolution as many people’s television sets at home.

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