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Amazon's $50 Fire 7 Tablet

Amazon Fire 7 Tablet

You may not know it, but Amazon sells a $50 tablet. The Amazon Fire 7 is one of the newest and cheapest in Amazon's line of Fire tablets. Honestly, it's a really good tablet for that it is. You can do the most basic needs on it from browsing the web, to watching videos, to trying out apps and games. But it doesn't do a whole lot more than that.

The tablet has a 7 inch display, but it's not HD. It comes in 8 or 16GB of internal storage. The larger size will cost $70, as opposed to $50. If you need to add more, it has a microSD slot for up to 256GB of storage.

The tablet has a 1.3 GHz quad core processor, And it works just fine for streaming or for playing games. If you open a ton of browser abs though, it might lag a little bit. It also comes in 4 colors: Black, Yellow, Blue and Red.

One of the great things about this tablet is that it is Alexa enabled. It also has all of Amazon's apps on it. So you can read your Kindle books, you can surf the Web and you can download some other games. You can't download any Google apps. So you can't get Gmail on there, you can't have Google Maps or anything like that. But you can also use Hulu or Netflix.

It does have pretty good battery life. The battery will probably last about 8-10 hours on a single charge. For reading, it's actually perfect. Because it fits right in the palm of your hand. The tablet is super lightweight and durable, but if you need one, you can get a case and it doubles as a stand.

If you're a Prime member, you're going to love using this tablet. You can load your Prime membership right on here. So you can shop, you can read books, you can watch movies, you can listen to music. There are a lot of adss and promotions on this tablet, but you can pay to remove them. And if you're a Prime member, it probably won't really bother you anyway, because it'll show things that you've shopped for in the past or books that you've read previously in the Kindle store.

Another downside is that the camera is pretty terrible. It's very low resolution, and you're not going to be impressed by it. But most people probably aren't using their tablet to take photos anyway. So this tablet is a lot more basic than something like a iPad. But if you really only need it to surf the Web or to play games or use it while you're sitting on your couch at night.

Its closest competitor is actually another Amazon tablet: the Fire 8. Which is a little bit bigger, a little bit nicer, and it has more storage. That one will cost you $80 though.