It’s quick to get swept up in the hype around a new high-end tablet, such as Apple’s newly updated iPad Pro range. However, for the vast majority of individuals, such machines are impractical. Recently, Amazon updated its lineup of low-cost tablets for the kids, the Fire Kids Pro line which begins at $99. Additionally, Fire HD 10 is also launched which is economical as well.
It’s nerve-wracking to hand a pricey iPad to a young boy. Even if it isn’t broken, there’s a fair risk they’ll return it to you wrapped with a thick coating of oily, unknown paste. On the contrary, the new Fire Kids Pro tablet costs $99.99 for a 7-inch model, $139.99 for an 8-inch model, and $199 for a 10-inch model.
The big, bright bezels on the Fire Kids tablets give them a toy-like look. They are, however, for children aged 6 to 12. As you progress up the scale, the style becomes increasingly relevant. The Fire Kids Pro tablets have a streamlined security case with a built-in kickstand. It also comes with a two-year breakage warranty so you will not have to worry about if it is broken in its initial couple of years.
The Fire Kids Pro has an app store, making new apps more available than previous ones, which were heavily restricted. Nonetheless, it adheres to Amazon’s extensive parental regulations, which many parents appreciate and many children despise.
The low costs and lenient warranty plans make them really attractive to kids who only need simple online surfing and media-consuming functionality. This is particularly true during holiday promotions like Black Friday and Prime Day, where Amazon lowers rates even more. Just remember to buy some wet wipes every now and then to scrub the gunk off of them.
Fire HD 10
If you’re familiar with Amazon’s Fire tablets, don’t expect a significant change from previous ones. The latest Amazon Fire HD 10 has 50 percent more RAM, according to Amazon. The bezels around the screen have shrunk, and the computer as a whole has slimmed down. The 10.1-inch 1080p screen is also 10% brighter than the previous one. It still has a 2.0 GHz eight-core GPU, but Amazon hasn’t revealed what kind of speed upgrade it received if any.
The Fire HD Plus adds 4 GB of RAM and more luxurious finishes with a gentle and smooth touch for an additional $30. The update also provides wireless charging, which can be used with any Qi-approved charger. If you’re planning on giving one of these to a kid or a pupil, you can save a lot of money on the charging port, which gets a lot of use.
Split-screen applications are also available on both the Fire HD and the Fire HD 10 Plus, allowing users to run two programs at once.
When it comes to the high-end of the Fire HD line, Amazon’s approach hasn’t improved all that much. The corporation has slightly increased its activities in order to make them more efficient. Amazon also sells Productivity Bundles that include a $50 detachable Bluetooth keyboard case and a year’s subscription to Microsoft Office 365 on all Fire HD 10 versions. These are the strategies employed by Amazon to add to their exceptionally long list of loyal customers.
Even so, it won’t have the drawing capability of an iPad or the Google usability of a Chromebook. However, compared to previous versions, the Fire HD 10 seems to be a more reasonable secondary work unit. Even, for the price, this is one of, if not the best, machine available.