Amazon's lineup of Fire tablets are popular for one reason, and one reason only: they are cheap. It's sort of incredible that you can get a functional portable computing device with internet access for as little as $50, but Amazon has to cut a lot of corners to get there. The low hardware costs are subsidized by advertisements (unless you pay to remove them) and preinstalled apps for Amazon products and services.
We reviewed the new Amazon Fire HD 8 last month, which was a decent upgrade from previous Fire tablets in both hardware and software. This year, Amazon has introduced a 'Plus' variant of the Fire HD 8 with slightly better hardware, but I'm not sure if the added features are really worth the $20 price hike.Read More