If you're looking for a good throw-in-your-bag tablet with an excellent form factor and beautiful display, it's hard to beat Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire. Sure, it doesn't have the Play Store, and belongs in a completely different playing field than something like the Nexus 7, but for a consumption tablet, it can deliver the goods with the best of 'em thanks to Amazon's massive collection of Kindle books and quick access to Instant Video for Prime members.


For today only, Amazon is practically giving these bad boys away: the 16GB model is going for a smoking-hot $179, while the 32 gigger will set you back $199. Of course, these are both refurbished models, but it's still nearly impossible to beat those prices.

Considering this a Gold Box deal, it's only available for today. The time for buying is now – once the rest of the world becomes privy to this deal, they'll likely disappear with haste.

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day

Cameron Summerson
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  • Praneeth Kancherla

    I think It's the7 inch kindle fire hd for $119-$149, not the 8.9 inch variant

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      You're exactly right. Just fixed the post.

      • Praneeth Kancherla


      • kindrudekid

        the back to school gives as follows for new devices

        FIREHD89: Kindle Fire HD 8.9" for $199
        FIREHDST: Kindle Fire HD for $149
        FIREDEAL: Kindle Fire for $129

  • JazzEspresso

    this Kindle Fire HD ones does not have microSD card port, right?

    • CoreRooted


  • jason biggs

    Sound good, but is it have bigger gigahertz than nexus 7 ? And is battery force docile ?

    • CoreRooted

      Nope and nope.

  • ellett

    Try the Nook HD+ at B&N. 9" tablet with better screen, microSD slot and open ecosystem including Google Play Store for $149 with $20 B&N gift card, bringing price down to $129. And you can easily install Cyanogen(mod) if your tastes run to alternate OSs.