This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.
Update, 10:22 a.m. PT: You snooze, lose lose: These sale prices have ended, and everything has returned to full price. While most Cyber Monday deals have ended, but we’ve pulled together the best Cyber Monday deals still available. The earlier version of this story follows.
Cyber Monday is done and dusted, but Cyber Monday prices on Amazon Fire tablets are hanging on. This isn’t totally unusual, but — if past years are any example — these legacy discounts will soon be gone. Some of these prices meet the “Alexa birthday sale” lows from earlier this month, but everything you see here is at previous or new all-time low prices. The best value of the bunch is the 8-inch Fire HD tablet, discounted by 50% to just $45. While these aren’t nearly as nice or as powerful as the similarly sized iPad Mini, the headline here is that you can get 10 to 11 of these for the price of one $499 Mini.
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Again, we don’t expect these prices to get any better. If you want a new Fire tablet, now’s the time to pounce.
Fire HD 8: $45
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Normally $90, Amazon’s Fire HD 8 has returned to its lowest price to date at $45. The 8-inch tablet was updated in 2020 with a faster processor, USB-C charging, better Wi-Fi performance, 2GB of RAM (up from 1.5GB) and a bump from 16GB to 32GB of storage in the base model. Its HD screen is sharper than the entry-level Fire 7, but it’s still not nearly as sharp as iPad displays. The HD 8 Plus adds wireless charging and slightly better performance, thanks to 3GB of RAM.
Read our Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) review.
$45 at Amazon
Fire HD 8 Plus: $55
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The Fire HD 8 Plus adds wireless charging and more RAM (3GB instead of 2GB), with performance that improves on the standard Fire HD 8. The tablet should charge just fine on most wireless charging pads. The current $55 price represents a new all-time low for this product, so far as we can tell.
Read our Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus review.
$65 at Amazon
$65 at Best Buy
$65 at Target
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition: $70
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This $140 unit is currently available for $70, matching its previous all-time low price. The Fire HD Kids Edition is a child-friendly version of the Fire HD 8 tablet that adds a padded case, parental controls, a two-year warranty and a one-year subscription to Kids Plus (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited) — which normally costs $3 a month and gives you access to a bunch of kid-friendly content. It’s not really suitable for remote learning, but it’s a much more affordable option than giving a young child a full-on iPad.
The 10-inch Kids Edition is also available at a reduced price of $120, or $80 off its normal price.
$70 at Amazon
Fire HD 10: $75
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Amazon’s Fire HD 10 is the biggest and most powerful tablet that the company offers, and it recently got better. The 2021 revision launched in April with more RAM, a 10% brighter screen and a slightly updated design. Like its 2019 predecessor, the new HD 10 normally starts at $150. But right now, you can get the HD 10 for $75, its best price to date.
The Fire HD 10 comes packed with benefits for Prime subscribers, making it easy for members to stream and download movies, TV shows and games. The Fire tablets don’t use a pure version of Android: Instead, they use Amazon’s Android-based Fire operating system, pulling apps from the Amazon App Store. You can still get apps from Google Play, even though you’ll have to install the store yourself — meaning gaming enthusiasts have access to all of their favorite mobile games for an excellent gaming tablet experience.
The Fire HD 10 Plus is also discounted to $115, which gets you an additional gigabyte of RAM and wireless charging. That too is an all-time best price.
$75 at Amazon