This week, Amazon announced a new line of tablets, with various models, design for all users. Like expected, they’re aiming to conquer the budget tablet market with a very cheap model, but with an excellent build and, from multiple points of view, superior to most similar models. We’re talking about the Amazon Fire B00TSUGXKE, a cheap but high quality tablet, which is perfect for a first tablet or for those who want a basic device, for everyday use.
The tablet is powered by a quad-core CPU, running at 1.3 GHz, teaming up with 1 GB of RAM. It’s a basic configuration for an budget tablet, but powerful enough for basic tasks, like browsing the web or consuming media.
It has just 8 GB of internal storage, from which 5 are user-available. Still, this shouldn’t be such a big issues, since it also has a microSD card slot, allowing you to expand the storage with up to 128 GB. Also, you have free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with a Fire device.
The Amazon Fire B00TSUGXKE features a USB 2.0 port, for charging or connecting it to a PC, 3.5 mm stereo jack and the above-mentioned card slot. As for the connectivity department, it has a single-antenna Wi-Fi, in order to connect to 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n networks.
Moving on to the display, the tablet is using a 7″ panel, with a standard 1024 x 600 resolution, with a density of 171 ppi. Also, thanks to the IPS (in-plane switching) technology, you will be able to enjoy multiple viewing angles. The advanced polarizing filter enables you to use the tablet even in direct sunlight, with no issues at all.
The Amazon Fire B00TSUGXKE comes with a standard camera configuration. IT has a 2 MP rear-facing HD camera, great for taking some quick snapshots. Also, on the front, it’s equipped with just a VGA camera, but it still does the job when it comes to keeping in touch with your friends or family over video chatting apps like Skype or Google Hangouts.
The battery last for 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, consuming media or listening to music. It usually charges to 100% in 6 hours, using the micro-USB adapter you will receive in the box.
Design-wise, the Amazon Fire B00TSUGXKE, is a very compact device. It measures just 0.4″ in thickness and weighs 11.0 ounces, being very easy to fit almost anywhere. It has a matte black finish, so it’s nothing spectacular from this point of view.
Finally, the operating system is Fire OS 5, based on Google’s Android. It offers access to the Amazon Underground app store, where you choose from over 10,000 aps.
The Amazon Fire B00TSUGXKE si available for just $49.99, clearly the best deal of the moment if you want a new 7-inch tablet.