While the new Amazon Fire HD 8 will be released on October 4, Amazon still have some of the previous generation Fire HD 8 in stock, so they put it on sale for a mere $45, the lowest price ever for the 16GB ad-free version “Without Special Offers” which normally costs $99: https://www.amazon.com/Tablet-Alexa-Display-Previous-Generation/
And these are new tablets, not refurbished or used tablets. I don’t know for how long the offer will last, because I don’t know how many of these tablets Amazon still have in stock. But they tend to sell out fast in tablet deals like these.
The previous generation Fire HD 8 comes with Alexa so you can ask Alexa to make local calls by voice or send messages for you, use it as a smart home hub for controlling smart devices, have Alexa look up things or take notes for you, and related digital assistant tasks.
For a brief reminder of the specs, the 7th generation Fire HD 8 on sale has an 8-inch screen with HD resolution of 1280 x 800, powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek processor, with 1.5GB of RAM, and options of 16GB or 32GB of storage, and microSD card support up to 256GB, plus free cloud storage for all the photos taken with the tablet.
It has Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, a 12 hour battery life, a 0.3MP front camera, a 2MP rear camera, dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi cover, and a micro-USB 2.0 port.
This 8-inch Fire OS tablet is 9.7mm thick, with a weight of 369 gram, and color options of black, marine blue, punch red, and canary yellow.
– Tom Bowen