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Amazon's new tablet is easily the best you can buy for $150

The new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is easily the best tablet you can buy for $150.


    It's a no-frills tablet, much like its predecessor that carried the same name, but the sharper screen and on-demand support for Alexa turn the Fire HD 10 from a 'meh' first-generation product into a great tablet.
    Folks who subscribe to AmazonPrime services will get the most out of it, but it's also a really solid tablet for kids or as a complementary device in households that might have people constantly fighting over an iPad.
    Here's what you need to know.

    The Fire HD 10 is cheap

    CNBC Tech: Fire HD 10 review
    Todd Haselton | CNBC
    The Fire HD 10 is a large tablet with a 10-inch screen. It feels kind of cheap (because it is!). The body is made out of plastic, as are the buttons, and it certainly doesn't feel premium like an iPad. On the other hand, you can buy two of these for the price of an entry-level $329 iPad.
    Even the buttons are cheapo
    Todd Haselton | CNBC
    Even the buttons are cheapo
    The screen isn't anything to write home about, but it's crisp enough to read books and watch movies, which wasn't always true. It also gets nice and bright, though can be hard to read outdoors.

    There's plenty of content... if you pay for Prime

    The screen is sharp enough and has good viewing angles
    Todd Haselton | CNBC
    The screen is sharp enough and has good viewing angles
    You'll get the most out of the Fire HD 10 if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, which gets you access to Amazon's libraries of movies, TV shows, music and more, in addition to the free two-day shipping for Amazon purchases.
    All of that content is presented front and center on the Prime HD 10, which is basically a Trojan horse to get you using these services. In fact, I think that's why it's so affordable -- my guess is Amazon is basically giving these away at or close to cost, so that people consume and buy its digital content. (That's true for the Kindle, anyway.)
    Aside from Amazon's Prime content, you can also download Android apps, including popular ones such as Spotify, Hulu and Netflix, in case you want to watch other content.
    Source:- CNBC 

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