Amazon's Mother's Day sale continues to take up to 45% off Alexa-enabled devices. If you're looking for a last minute Mother's Day gift, you'll want to consider Amazon's deals on affordable tablets and smart displays.
As part of the sale, the Amazon Fire HD 8 is just $49.99. Normally it costs $89.99, so that's $40 in savings. It's just $5 shy of its all-time low price and one of the best tablet deals we've seen all season. Best Buy has it for the same price.
Amazon Fire HD 8: was $89 now $49 @ Amazon
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is $40 off at Amazon right now. It's 30% faster than its predecessor and supports wireless charging. It features an 8-inch (1280 x 800) display, 2.0-GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage. Best Buy has it for the same price.
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8 is one of the most affordable tablets for the money. It features an 8-inch 1280 x 800-pixel touchscreen, 2-GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
As we note in our Amazon Fire HD 8 review, we like its fun Alexa features and USB Type-C charging. We also like its impressive battery life which endured 13 hours and 49 minutes during testing.
Amazon wisely outfitted its latest Fire HD 8 tablet with a minimum storage capacity of 32GB. That's double the size of last year's base model Fire HD 8.
With a weight 0.8 pounds, 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches, the Fire HD 8 is lighter, but thicker than its competitors like the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus (1.09 pounds, 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.28 inches) and Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite (1.1 pounds, 9.6 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches).
Simply put, if you're looking for a lightweight tablet for Mom to stream movies, shows, music, and read on, the Fire HD 8 is a solid choice.
Amazon Mother's Day deals
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet: was $50 now $39 @ Amazon
If you're looking for the cheapest tablet you can get, save $10 on the 2019 Amazon Fire 7. It has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen and a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It can come with 16 or 32GB of storage space and has up to seven hours of battery life.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus: was $109 now $54 @ Amazon
One of the best tablet deals takes $45 off the Amazon HD 8 Plus. It has all the same specs as the new Fire HD 8 except that it packs 3GB of RAM.
Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus: was $180 now $119 @ Amazon
Save $60 on the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus for a limited time. It’s everything from the Fire HD 10 with the welcome inclusion of a gorgeous soft-touch plastic design, twice the RAM and wireless charging. What's more, save up to $75 on the Beats Solo3 when you bundle it with this Fire HD 10 tablet.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen): was $84 now $49 @ Amazon
This Amazon Mother's Day deal knocks $35 off the 2021 Echo Show 5. This 5.5-inch Alexa-enabled smart display is great for video calling, streaming movies, TV shows, news, music, and podcasts.
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen): was $129 now $89 @ Amazon
If you want to get mom a bigger display, save $40 on the 2021 Echo Show 8. Now at its best price yet, the Echo Show 8 has an 8-inch (1280 x800 display), dual 2-inch speakers, and a 13MP camera with auto-framing.
Amazon Prime Membership: 30-Day free trial
Amazon Prime costs $139 for a one-year membership and $14.99 for monthly subscribers. As a courtesy, Amazon offers a 30-day free trial so you can test the waters before you decide to fully commit. Students can join Amazon Prime Student for $7.49 per month or $69 a year. That's half the cost of the standard Prime membership.