It's not the latest and greatest, but the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is still a capable device with a nice screen. You can pick up one of Amazon's Android-ish tablets on Woot right now for a mere $179.99. You better get on it, though. A good deal on Woot won't last all day.

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The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has a 1920x1200 LCD and a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM chip. This is the 32GB version, which still retails for $299 direct from Amazon. You don't get 4G with this model, but it does have dual-band MIMO WiFi.

The device from Woot does include the sponsored "special offers," but they aren't too intrusive and you can remove them for $15. It's refurbished, but $120 off is a nice discount.


Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.