Amazon just released Prime Day deals: Score Fire HD tablets and Kindle e-readers on sale — starting at $45

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Amazon’s Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are on sale for a fraction of the price — starting at just $45. (Photo: Amazon)
Amazon’s Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers are on sale for a fraction of the price — starting at just $45. (Photo: Amazon)

If you've been thinking about picking up an Amazon Fire tablet or a Kindle e-reader for yourself or a family member, now is the moment to pounce. Whether for school, for the beach, for commuting (commutes are back!), both devices can be life-changing. And the savings right now are out of this world.

For Prime Day Amazon has slashed prices on just about all of its Fire tablets, including the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10. Costs start as low as 45 bucks (think graduations gifts, too). Even Kindle e-readers are on sale for a steal!

Amazon will give you free shipping on all the items below. But if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get so much more — from access to new movies to two-day shipping on many items. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up here for your free 30-day trial.

Shop Amazon’s stellar tablets and e-readers on sale for Prime Day below:

The Fire HD 8 tablet is only $45 — down from $90

Save half on the Fire HD 8! (Photo: Amazon)
Save 50 percent on the Fire HD 8! (Photo: Amazon)

On sale for $45 (was $90), the Fire HD 8 has a brilliant eight-inch HD display and works with Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music, as well as hundreds of social media apps, games, and more. With its 10-hour battery life, this baby supports binge-watching.

“This HD 8 boots up extremely fast. The screen movement is very smooth,” wrote a delighted tablet user. “I own an HD 10 but I like this better because the size makes it easier to hold and maneuver.... I had a concern about the sound quality, but the sound quality is very good. The charge time is fast and the battery holds a charge for a long time.” And the price? Ridiculous.

Save $45 on the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet —it's just 65 bucks

Save 41 percent on the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet. (Photo: Amazon)
Save 41 percent on the Fire HD 8 Plus tablet. (Photo: Amazon)

Thanks to its compact design and spectacular eight-inch HD display, the Fire HD 8 Plus is a great iPad alternative. It boasts up to 30 percent faster speeds than previous models, with a zippier processor, quicker charging with its USB-C port built-in (not featured on the last version) and 12 hours of battery life per charge, up from 10 hours.

This is truly next level — for only $20 more than the entry-level Fire HD 8. It includes fast and wireless charging (not available on the Fire HD 8). It also has 3GB of memory paired with 32GB of on-board storage, which is expandable up to a whopping 1TB via microSD card.

“This new Fire 8 HD Plus is a leap above the eighth generation Fire 8 HD,” wrote a savvy five-star Amazon reviewer. “Speed and battery are great. The QI wireless charging works like a charm. The 3GB of RAM definitely shows in the use of the tablet.”

The Fire HD 10 tablet is down to $125

Get nearly 50 percent off for Prime Day. (Photo: Amazon)
Get nearly 50 percent off for Prime Day. (Photo: Amazon)

This tablet has a brilliant 10-inch HD display at 1080p and 12 hours of battery life so it won’t conk out mid-show. It features a lightning-fast Octa-core processor paired with 2GB of memory and 32GB of on-board storage (expandable up to a whopping 512GB), which makes it the speediest of all Amazon Fire tablets. For pre-Prime Day, the Amazon Fire HD 10 is on sale for $125, down from $150. Grab it while you can!

“The picture quality is excellent. You can really tell the difference from the previous version. The processor is also much faster,” shared a delighted reviewer. “Reading off the screen is very easy with the text sizing adjustment option.”

Save $50 on the Kindle Paperwhite

Access thousands of e-books with the Kindle Paperwhite — and save nearly 40 percent. (Photo: Amazon)
Access thousands of e-books with the Kindle Paperwhite — and save nearly 40 percent. (Photo: Amazon)

On sale from $130 to just $80, the Kindle Paperwhite is a great all-around e-reader. Thanks to its six-inch display with a built-in light and 300ppi (pixels per inch), it reads just like paper — hence the name. The clarity is magnificent. Plus, it’s got lots of on-board storage (8GB) so it can hold thousands of e-books and digital magazines from Amazon’s digital bookstore.

"Best Kindle yet," said one of many five-star reviewers. "This Kindle is lighter and thinner than the last generation, noticeably so. The flat edge-to-edge screen is an improvement in feel and makes it much easier to clean. It still has an excellent non-glare screen that I love for reading outdoors."

One of the Kindle Paperwhite’s best features is its looooong battery life — it can go for up to six weeks per charge. That’s weeks, not hours!

Want more? Check out more Prime Day deals on Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers:

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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