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12
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Prime Day 2020 preview: Get a Fire HD 10 tablet for an all-low $80 on Tuesday

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Get ready, online shoppers. Amazon Prime Day 2020 starts tomorrow! The two-day sales event kicks off at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 13, which means you’re about to see some of the best prices ever on certain Amazon Fire tablets. When the official big day arrives, the Fire HD 10, Amazon’s best tablet, will drop down to just $80 ($70 off), the lowest price we’ve seen for it. 

Amazon also announced that the Kids Edition of its entry-level 7-inch Fire will cost $60, which is $40 off its list price of $100. The Fire Kids Edition includes a case and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, a $36 value.

It’s not clear whether the Fire HD 8 or the HD 8 Plus will also be on sale, but we’ll keep an eye on their prices since Amazon often slips previously unannounced deals on its devices into Prime Day. 

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This is the Goldilocks in Amazon’s line and our current CNET Editors’ Choice in the category. Here are some things we love about the Kindle Paperwhite:

  • It’s 10% thinner and lighter than the previous version.
  • It has a “flush-front” design with a back made of a softer, grippy material instead of hard plastic. 
  • It’s a fully waterproof Kindle, like the high-end Kindle Oasis, and has a plastic screen that Amazon says is shatter- and scratch-resistant.
  • It has built-in Bluetooth, so you can download Amazon Audible audiobooks and listen to them with wireless headphones.

Note that Amazon could update the Kindle Paperwhite in 2020 (it was released in Nov. 2018). If and when that happens, it’s unclear how much of an upgrade