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Why You Should Buy the New Fire HD10 Tablet

October 3, 2017 / by grimwain

Whoa, whoa, whoa…

What’s this?

Amazon’s got a new Fire tablet coming out on October 11th. And it looks stunning.

As an author and a reader- and a recent convert to using e-readers– it’s fair to say I’m excited. Amazon has always offered killer price points for their tablets, and the new Fire HD10 appears to be no exception.

Let’s break it down:

  • Packs a full HD 1080p display
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Always Listening Alexa feature (meaning even if your tablet is off, you can still wake it up with voice commands.)
  • Dolby Audio speaker-quality sound

The display, battery life, and sound quality are things we’re pretty much used to from the Fire series. I’d hesitate to call them special. (Although I paid a lot less for my latest Fire than I did back in the day for my similarly-powered iPad.)

But…

The HD10 is all about the ‘Always-Listening Alexa’ feature. A voice-commanded tablet is like using a remote control…but without the remote. And the 10.1″ display means comfortable viewing at a distance even while you’re busy at home. For someone like me who has trouble sitting still for long periods, using Alexa to boss around my less-expensive-than-other-tablets tablet is a deal-maker. Honestly, I need everything in my house to be Alexa-powered – my cat, my six-year old son, my wine…all of it.

Alas, I’ll stick to my tablet for now.

The price is what sells the HD10. The base model 32GB version is only $149.00 (Compare that to Apple’s mini iPad 4, which clocks in at $349.00.)  Buyers can step it up to 64GB for $189.00, while both are expandable to 256GB using a microSD card.

More memory. More shows. Mo’ freedom.

I’m sold.

You can pre-order the HD10 here.

The official release date is October 11th.  Hopefully it’s still available, unlike my much-desired Nintendo Switch, which I still haven’t been able to buy at a reasonable price.

Anyway, I think it’s worth checking out.

And once you get yours, you’ll need something to e-read. I’ve got you covered.

J Edward Neill

 

 

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