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Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablets available for preorder from $89.99

Amazon's new Fire HD 8 tablets boast upgraded specs
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) (Image credit: Amazon)

Amazon announced three next-generation Fire HD 8 tablets Wednesday. Now available for preorder are the all-new Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. Prices range from $89.99 to $139.99, however you can save up to $70 when you preorder two tablets.

The new Fire HD 8 features a vibrant 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, up to 12 hours of battery life, and supports wireless charging. Now with a new 2.0-GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it's 30% faster than its predecessor. New Fire HD 8 owners can expect easier multitasking while watching movies or gaming.

The Fire HD 8 Plus has the same specs as the new Fire HD 8 except that it packs 3GB of RAM instead of 2GB.

Meanwhile, the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet comes with a kid-proof case and easy-to-use parental controls. It also includes a one-year subscription of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited with more than 20,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, apps, and games for ages 3–12. 

Nowadays, as your streaming and gaming library and app downloads get larger over time, it's easy to max out your tablet's storage. Amazon wisely outfitted all the new Fire HD 8 tablets with a minimum storage capacity of 32GB. That's double the storage size of last year's base model Fire HD 8.

If you need more storage, 64GB models of Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are priced at $119.99 and $139.99, respectively. You can also expand your digital real estate by adding up to 1TB of additional storage via the tablet's microSD card slot.

The Fire HD 8 is a solid choice if you're looking for a cheap tablet for yourself, dad, or that soon-to-be grad you know. Preorders will ship to meet the tablet's June 3 scheduled release date. 

Amazon Fire HD 8: for $89.99 or 2 for $159.98 @ Amazon
The new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is 30% faster than its predecessor and supports wireless charging. The base model is priced at $89.99 and features an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 2.0-GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of microSD expandable storage. For a limited time, save $20 when you preorder two at Amazon. View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus:  for $109.99 or 2 for $199.98 @ Amazon
Pricing for the new Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus tablet starts at $109.99. It has all the same specs as the new Fire HD 8 except that it packs 3GB of RAM. Preorder one for yourself and one for dad, or that grad you know and save $20.View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition:for $139.99 or 2 for $209.98 @ Amazon
The new Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is one of the best kids tablets you can get. It's 30% faster than the previous gen model and has 32GB of storage. This tablet is priced at $139.99, however, Amazon will take $70 off the price of two if you preorder now. View Deal