Every year, we parents search for the best tablet for kids. Kids grow up and technology updates very often so our needs also changes. We thought that Amazon has already offered its most affordable tablet last year by offering it’s Fire Tablet at $99. However, the company debuted its Fire 7″ Tablet 2015 (5th generation) at only $49.99. This is probably the cheapest branded tablet you can buy at below $50 without settling for the Chinese-made unbranded slate which are really not worth your money.
Fire 7″ Tablet Technical Specifications
The Fire is powered by a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek processor (MT8127), backed up by 1GB of RAM, and a Mali 450 GPU, which isn’t bad at all for money. There’s 8GB of internal storage and now includes a micro SD card slot up to 128GB.
Amazon Fire Tablet Kids Edition ($99.99) is the same in specs as the Fire 7″ tablet. However, it already comes with one year FreeTime unlimited subscription which is not covered under Amazon Prime. Fire kids edition also comes with a Kid-Proof case and a two-year worry-free guarantee. What a relief! We no longer have to worry if the kids break the tablet since Amazon will replace it.
Fire Tablet Software and Apps
Amazon FreeTime Unlimited gives you access to over 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps and games. With FreeTime, you have an innovative parental control which lets you choose which app to download and you can also set limits to their screen time. FreeTime also blocks stores and in-app payments, so you don’t have to worry about incurring additional expenses.
For parents, we all know that Amazon is offering its Fire tablet at a very affordable price because it wants us to get Prime subscription to its app store. If you want just the basic apps, then the Amazon Fire tablet 2015 edition is already a steal. And if you’re planning to buy the Fire Kid Edition at $99, it already comes with 1-year free subscription to Amazon FreeTime and a 2-year warranty.
Amazon Fire tablets use Fire OS which is based on Android but doesn’t have the Google Play Store. Amazon has its own App Store so that means there’s no Gmail, Google Maps or Youtube App. However, other faous apps like Faceboo and Twiter are available on Amazon’s App Store. To get the most out of the Fire, it is more cost-effective to be an Amazon Prime subscriber. Currently, that costs $99 per year, but for that you get expedited delivery on physical goods, as well as access to a selection of movies, music, and books.
Make it Six-Pack
If you are planning to buy a Fire tablet for yourself, maybe you might want to buy for the other members of the family or for your friends as well. Amazon is offering a free Fire tablet for every 5 tablets you buy. Give the gift of Fire and share endless entertainment with your friends and family. Fire has access to over 38 million movies, TV episodes, books, songs, and more, which makes it the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list. Simply apply code FIRE6PACK at checkout.
Amazon Fire tablet may not be the fastest but it delivers the basic tasks most of us need like email, web browsing, and watching videos. The Fire Kids Edition is really the best tablet for kids you can buy below $100 and it’s already bundle with the one year FreeTime unlimited and two-year worry-free guarantee.