The e-commerce giant renews one of the most popular models of its tablets for the whole family and entertainment: the new Amazon Fire HD 8 (pre-order from this page) improves all the main technical specifications, offers more operating autonomy, for the first once it implements the USB-C connector and is now offered at a price even lower than the previous model which it replaces in the price list.
The manufacturer declares a 30% increase in performance thanks to the new quad core processor that operates at a speed of 2GHz, flanked by 2GB of RAM. In the previous model it was always a quad core but at 1.3GHz combined with 1.5GB of RAM.
Instead of the 16GB and 32GB cuts, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 proposed with a storage capacity of 32GB or 64GB. Always present for the housing for the microSD cards: in the replaced model it was possible to reach a maximum of 512GB through a card to be purchased separately, in the new one, however, it is possible to reach as much as 1 terabyte of storage space.
Autonomy and charging times also improve. The previous model could run up to 10 hours and took almost 6 hours to fully charge from scratch via a micro USB connector. Instead, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 finally adopts the USB-C connector, thus allowing you to share the same power supply and cables between multiple devices: for a full charge, it takes less than 5 hours to get up to 12 hours of operation. One hour less for recharging and two hours more autonomy.
The screen resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels and the possibility of drawing on a vast catalog of millions of films, TV series, music and songs, Kindle ebooks, magazines, apps and video games on the various Amazon platforms remain unchanged, many of which are included also free in the Amazon Prime subscription. With this tablet there is also a new game mode that blocks the display of notifications so as not to distract the user.
Price and availability
The new Fire HD 8 available in pre-order from today, starting from 99.99 euros from this Amazon page: available in black and shipments will begin on June 3. The covers for the new Fire HD 8 tablet are available in blue-gray, light gray, anthracite, mauve colors at a price of 34.99 euros.
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