Amazon absolutely dominates the budget tablet market, and the latest updates to the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids make it easy to see why these portable tablets both pack a lot of features at starting prices of $59 and $109.
The new Fire 7 processor is 30% faster, has double the RAM, 40% longer battery life, and is compact and durable, making it the perfect tablet for vacation, on the go, or near home.
The Fire 7 Kids offers everything in the Fire 7, but packed in a durable case with an adjustable stand that also acts as a handle to help little hands keep the tablet from falling. It’s also designed to withstand the typical tumbles encountered by toddler equipment. If anything happens, the included 2-year worry-free warranty will get them up and running with your new tablet in no time.
Learn more about what’s new for the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids below, and how to pre-order each one today.
Amazon Fire 7 (2022)
Amazon’s Fire tablet is one of the cheapest on the market, and the latest update to the Fire 7 shows you why. For $59 ($10 more than the previous model), you get USB-C charging, 40% longer battery life, 30% better performance, and double the RAM (up from 1GB to 2GB).
Amazon claims the increased battery life will give you more than 10 hours on a single charge, which is a solid mark for a content consumption tablet like the Fire 7. However, we need to see how it holds up in our tests.
While the performance boost still won’t get you any competitive mobile gaming on the Fire 7, it should ensure you can switch between tasks more easily and run simple games, social media apps, web browsing and streaming video apps smoothly.
this Fire 7 is available for pre-order now for $59 Black, denim or rose. The base model includes 16GB of storage, and you can upgrade to 32GB for up to $79. The Fire tablet also has lockscreen ads by default, and it costs an extra $15 to get an ad-free mode.
It doesn’t challenge the iPad in productivity or overall functionality. However. That doesn’t mean the Fire 7’s features are worth the money, and the new update should make it easy for anyone looking for a cheap portable tablet.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids (2022)
The Amazon Fire 7 Kids is really just a shell for the Fire 7, which is expected to be used as protective armor for kids. With a starting price of $109, you might be wondering why you’re paying $50 more compared to the standard Fire 7, but Amazon is sure to have an attractive offer.
The case is the most eye-catching addition, available in blue, purple or red, it adds considerable protection to the already durable Fire 7, with grooves to make it easier for kids to hold, and a handle that can Doubles as a stand. All of this should guarantee that the inevitable drop won’t break the tablet. However, if your child still manages to break the tablet, the included 2-year worry-free warranty can save you time on the way to a replacement.
Best of all, you can get a year of Amazon Kids+, giving your kids access to thousands of apps, games, books, videos, and more from Disney, PBS Kids, and HOMER. After a year, it renews for $2.99 per month, so that’s a $36 value in itself.
You also have a handy parental dashboard that lets you filter content on your child’s tablet, set time limits, and even set educational goals. The Fire 7 Kids also doesn’t have any ads, so you’re essentially comparing it to the $74 and $94 versions of the Fire 7.
this Fire 7 Kids are available for pre-order today, starting at $109, the only upgrade available is the $129 32GB storage bump. All three colors and two storage sizes will begin shipping on June 29.