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Amazon (AMZN) debuts new $60 Fire 7 tablet

The new model promises longer battery life and a faster quad-core processor.

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Today, Amazon (AMZN) unveiled a brand new Fire 7 tablet that promises longer battery life and a USB-C charging port. According to Amazon, the new Fire 7 tablet’s upgraded battery lasts approximately 10 hours, with an estimated charging time of 4 hours.

Not only is the new Fire 7 tablet designed to last longer, it’s also 30 percent faster thanks to the inclusion of a quad-core 2.0 GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. Storage wise, the base version has 16GB and owners can add up to 1TB in additional storage via microSD. There’s also a 32GB version.

Other options include whether you want the Fire 7 tablet with an ad-supported lockscreen, or a lockscreen without ads. If you don’t want lockscreen ads, you’ll need to pay a bit more than the $59.99 base price, with the ad-free lockscreen version priced at $74.99.

New Amazon Fire 7 tablet

And if you’re shopping for a tablet for your kids, there’s a Fire 7 Kids model for $109.99 that includes a durable case and a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ on offer as well. Visually, the new Fire 7 tablet features a 1024 x 600 (141 ppi) resolution screen, and as its name suggests, offers a 7” display.

If you’re looking to upgrade, the new Fire 7 tablet starts at $59.99 with pre-orders available starting today, and orders beginning to ship out on June 29.

After checking out the new Fire 7 tablet, what are your thoughts? Let us know in Chatty, and for more on Amazon, be sure to check out previous coverage of how Amazon’s (AMZN) Q2 2022 revenue guidance fell below expectations.

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From The Chatty
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    May 18, 2022 11:25 AM

    Morgan Shaver posted a new article, Amazon (AMZN) debuts new $60 Fire 7 tablet

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      May 18, 2022 12:18 PM

      These devices are so trash even milleh wouldn't use them

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        May 18, 2022 12:33 PM

        Correct! At best, junk for kids that you don't mind being destroyed

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          May 18, 2022 12:41 PM

          $60 seems like a decent price for a shitty tablet.

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            May 18, 2022 12:55 PM

            Perfect for young kids :D

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              May 18, 2022 12:59 PM

              Or well I guess anyone who just wants a cheap tablet to do very basic stuff, laying around

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              May 18, 2022 1:24 PM

              My kids couldn't understand the OS after getting so used to iPad, they bounced off it hard. Rightfully so, it was a mess.

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              May 18, 2022 3:20 PM

              Yeah, it is not like dropping an iPad.

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          May 18, 2022 1:43 PM

          I picked up a Fire HD 10 last year on sale for $89 when our D&D group switched from using paper character sheets/notes to using dndbeyond for our new campaign. Works great for that, but that's all I pretty much use it for. Well, that and I download movies on it for trips.

          Perfect price for what I use it for.

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            May 18, 2022 1:44 PM

            Oh yeah, and I used the Fire Toolbox to remove all the built in Amazon/Kindle bloatware crap and get it running on basic Android and Google Play apps. I feel like that's pretty much a necessity for these Fire tablets.

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          May 18, 2022 3:22 PM

          We use them for the kids. They have lasted for at least 3 years now.

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        May 18, 2022 4:08 PM

        Eh, I have one and it got me through a couple of lengthy hospital stays. Did what I needed

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          May 18, 2022 4:16 PM

          Shit I didn't know they could do medicine

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            May 18, 2022 4:24 PM

            Oh I wasn't sick, this was pre-pandemic. I wouldn't go there now

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      May 18, 2022 12:36 PM

      I just bought a Samsung A8 for a media consumption tablet, primarily for my kids on long drives and flights. Processor isn't the fastest but it does fine. For $220 (on sale for the 64 gig version) you get expandable storage and a headphone jack on a 10.5" screen. I'm pretty pleased with it. Runs circles around the Amazon tablets we had prior, and I don't have to mess with the Amazon appstore which is garbage.

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      May 18, 2022 12:40 PM

      I bought a Fire tablet once and won’t ever repeat that mistake. Haha

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      May 18, 2022 12:49 PM

      I have their tablets for my kids, just awful and terrible interface and using it to try to move data to an SD card is just some of the worst. BUT they are cheap and let the kids stream netflix of play roblox so......good enough I guess.

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      May 18, 2022 12:51 PM

      stay away from fire tablets. can't use it after a few years when amazon decides to no longer support the model.

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        May 18, 2022 1:04 PM

        can you do anything cool with them, like idk unlock them and run some custom shit?

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          May 18, 2022 1:45 PM

          Look up Fire Toolbox. Allows you to root the devices and load them with whatever you want.

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            May 18, 2022 1:48 PM

            How would that stuff run on a tablet like this? Can you run it without a google account?

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              May 18, 2022 1:53 PM

              Well, it allows you to load custom launchers and side load apk's, but as far as I know you're still going to be running on top of Android underneath it all. You don't technically need a google account, but unless you plan on only side-loading apk's you'd probably want a google account to download apps from the Google Play store.

              This toolbox is more meant to remove the built in Amazon/Kindle bloatware crap that you can't remove by default, and turn it into a more standard Android tablet. It's not really meant to turn it into a cheap tablet running barebones linux distros or anything. I'm sure there's ways to do that, but I haven't looked into it myself.

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        May 18, 2022 3:06 PM

        Doesn't Apple do the same?

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          May 18, 2022 3:16 PM

          Not really. It's latest iPad OS still works on iPads from 2017.

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            May 18, 2022 3:25 PM

            iOS 15 works on the iPad Mini 4 (2015)

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          May 18, 2022 3:28 PM

          Apple actually does good on this, they support older devices for a decent amount of years.

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          May 18, 2022 3:43 PM

          No

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          May 18, 2022 4:01 PM

          Fire devices are barely functional on the day you buy them. They’re absolute bottom of the barrel hardware that just barely gets the job done. Over time they become significantly worse and less usable.

          To maintain a reasonably acceptable user experience you’d end up paying as much or maybe more over time than just buying an Apple device in the first place. Plus the UI will have dark patterns all over it to get you to use and subscribe to Amazon services, and probably ads. (Not that Apple devices don’t have a little bit of that, it’s just much less)

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      May 18, 2022 4:10 PM

      That's d&d beyond character sheet pricing.

      Seriously, that's a great price for your table when they can't be assed to bring their character binder every game LUNA TRUDAM OF ASBADELL.

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        May 18, 2022 4:30 PM

        if its anything like the HD10, it'll run like shit even with default android. and you'll want to replace the amazon OS, its cluttered as hell.

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      May 18, 2022 5:36 PM

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