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Deal: Today only, grab the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet for just $50 ($30 off)

The discounted Fire HD 8 is Amazon's Deal of the Day, which means you have until the end of the day to pick up the tablet at its temporary price.

Published onJanuary 22, 2018

  • Amazon took $30 off the Fire HD 8, lowering the price of the base model to $50.
  • The Fire HD 8 sports an 8-inch display and offers 16 GB of storage.
  • The discount is only available for around eight more hours.

As heavy-handed as the Amazon software might be, the Fire HD 8 still stands as one of the better Android tablet options out there. The recent $30 price cut lowers that great option to $50, but you will have to be quick— the discount is only available for around eight more hours.

For the lowered $50 price tag, you get an 8-inch display with 1,200 x 800 resolution, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and up to 12 hours of battery life. You also get 16 GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and Amazon’s “special offers,” which put advertisements on the lock screen.

With the money that you save with this deal, you can use it to remove those ads. They have not prevented me from using the Fire HD 8, so your mileage will vary.

Amazon Prime monthly fee goes up to $12.99, yearly fee remains at $99

Make no mistake— you will not get the Fire HD 8 to get timely Android updates. The tablet is still stuck on Fire OS 5, which is based on either Android Lollipop or Marshmallow, depending on the device. Also, the Fire HD 8 is not a powerhouse, so those looking for productivity devices might want to look elsewhere.

What the tablet does well is expose you to Amazon’s ecosystem while not charging you an arm and a leg for it. If you miss Google, you can load up the Play Store without breaking a sweat. It’s a versatile little tablet that does the basics very well.

You can grab the discounted Fire HD 8 at the link below.