As today's Deal of the Day, Amazon is offering the 16GB version of last year's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 for only $259. The 32GB model goes for a slightly more expensive $274, and the 64GB model comes in at $289.

With the first two models, we're talking about a savings of $140. The 64GB sees a discount of $160. Either way, this amounts to a pretty big chunk of change, and it just goes to show that it can pay to wait until hardware is no longer brand spanking new before making a purchase.

This is also the newest version of the tablet you can get that still has the Kindle branding in its name. The 2014 model is simply named Fire HDX 8.9".

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While the Kindle Fire HDX is a little more than a year old now, it's still a capable tablet. It has a 2560 by 1600 8.9" display, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and an Adreno 330 GPU. That's enough to handle most Android games just fine. Sure, the device is limited to the Amazon Appstore out of the box, but that's enough to satisfy a number of folks out there. With the holidays approaching, it could make a rather decent gift.

$259 16GB Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" on Amazon

$274 32GB Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" on Amazon

$289 64GB Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" on Amazon