Buying an Amazon Fire Tablet? Buy the Kid’s Edition (Even if It’s Not for a Kid)


If you’re in the market for a new Fire Tablet, there are a lot of good reasons to consider buying a Kids Edition tablet—even if it’s for your grown up self.

While the Fire HD Tablets already offer a lot of bang for the buck, this is emphasized with the Kids Edition tablets, because they offer everything that makes the “regular” editions so good along with a handful of other killer perks. Let’s take a closer look at the details and break this thing down by the dollars.

Before we get into the details, however, we need to point out that there are two different sizes for the kids tablet: an eight inch model (Fire HD 8 Kids) and seven inch model (Fire HD 7 Kids). There’s also a Fire HD 10, but it doesn’t come in a Kids Edition variant.

For this piece, however, we’re going to focus on the Fire HD 8. It’s the middle ground of the Fire HD range, and it’s the larger of the two Kids Editions. For the most part, however, the same rules and math will still apply—the HD 7 may just be a little more affordable overall.

Breaking the Cost Down: How It Really Compares

The Fire HD 8 comes with four basic buying options: 16GB and 32GB, and with or without Special Offers. The latter are basically ads that Amazon shows on the lockscreen (and other places) to help offset the costs of the tablet. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, however, only comes in one variant: 32GB without Special Offers.

Now, for the numbers. The standard HD 8 with Special Offers and only 16GB of storage is $80. That’s a good price for a lot of tablet.

But let’s see how it compares when you match the specs. For the Fire HD 8 with 32GB of storage and without Special Offers, you’re looking at $115. By contrast, the Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is $120. That’s a five dollar difference.

And for that extra five bills, you get a lot of extra stuff.

Here’s Everything That Comes…

Sasha Harriet

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