Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon Fire tablets are on sale today

 arstechnica.com  01/21/2020 18:44:33   Ars Staff

Dealmaster: A bunch of Amazon Fire tablets are on sale today

Headlining today's Dealmaster is a wide-ranging sale on Amazon's Fire tablets, with many of the iPad alternatives back down to the prices we saw on Black Friday. The offers include the Fire 7 for $35, the Fire HD 8 for $50, the Fire HD 10 for $100, and $40-50 off the more child-friendly Kids Edition variants of those slates.

We'd say the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10 are your best bets here, as both come with actual HD screens and are generally faster than the ultra-cheap Fire 7. The latter now charges via USB-C, too.

That said, the usual caveats with Fire tablets still apply here: the so-so performance and plastic builds of these devices are decidedly inferior to anything you'd get with a modern iPad, you still have to deal with advertisements on the lock screen, and no Fire device comes with access to the Google Play Store by default (though it's still possible to install Google-made apps with a little extra work). The main reason to buy a Fire tablet is price: these are for people who only need a tablet for basic media consumption (or keeping their kids amused) and want to spend as little as possible on something competent. Viewed through that lens, the Fire lineup remains a good value.

If you're all set on the tablet front, though, we also have deals on gaming headsets and laptops, USB-C chargers, Eero Wi-Fi routers, and much more. Have a look at the full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (2019) - Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3-inch 2560x1600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for$899.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout- normally $999).
  • MSI GS75 Stealth-413 gaming laptop - Intel Core i7-9750H, 17.3-inch, 1080p, 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for$1,419 at Amazon (normally $1,799.99).
  • Apple MacBook Pro(late 2019) laptop - Intel Core i9-9880H, 16-inch 3072x1920, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, scissor keyboard for$2,499at Amazon (normally $2,799).
  • HP Spectre x360 13tlaptop - Intel Core i5-8265U, 13.3-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for$729.99at HP (normally $899.99).
  • Crucial MX500 (2TB) 2.5-inch internal SSD for$200.70 at Amazon (normally $219.99).
  • 27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2717Dmonitor - 2560x1440, 60Hz, IPS for$269.99at Dell (normally $299.99).

Video game deals

Gaming deals

TV and home entertainment deals

  • 65-inch Sony X900F (2018 model) 4K HDR LED TV + $300 Dell e-gift card for$1,098at Dell (normally $1,398).
  • 65-inch Sony X950G(2019 model) 4K HDR LED TV for$1,398at Amazon (normally $1,548).

Electronics deals

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Amazon Audible12-month membership + 12 audiobooks upfront for$99.50at Amazon (must not have been paid Audible member in past 30 days - normally $149.50).
  • Anker Premium 4-in-1 USB-C Hub - 3x USB 3.0, 60W USB-C PD for$16.99 at Amazon (clip $13 coupon - normally $29.99).
  • Aukey PB-Y13USB-C portable battery - 18W USB-C PD, 2x USB-A, 37Wh for$20.99at Amazon (use code:5UST2ZYM- normally $29.99).
  • Anker PowerPort PD 2USB-C wall charger - 30W, 18W USB-C PD for$17.24at Amazon (use code:ANKERPD18- normally $22.99).
  • Anker PowerPort CubeUSB power strip - 3x AC outlet, 3x USB-A for$17.99at Amazon (clip 10% coupon- normally $25.99).
  • Anker PowerLine II(6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable for$9.74at Amazon (use code:ANKERPD18- normally $12.99).
  • Anker PowerWave PadQi wireless charger - 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone, no AC adapter for$8.49at Amazon (use code:AKA25313- normally $11.99).
  • Anker PowerWave StandQi wireless charging stand - 10W Galaxy/5W iPhone, no AC adapter for$11.99at Amazon (use code:AKA25241- normally $16.99).
  • Anker PowerPort III NanoUSB-C wall charger - 18W for$15.99at Amazon (clip 20% coupon- normally $19.99).
  • Prime only:Aukey CB-C64USB-C hub - 4x USB 3.1 Gen 1 for$8.99at Amazon (clip $2 coupon- normally $14.99).
  • RAVPower RP-PC058Qi wireless charger + Quick Charge 3.0 adapter - 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone for$18.98at Amazon (clip $8 coupon- normally $26.99).
  • AmazonBasics AA Rechargeable Batteries(16-pack) for$20.39at Amazon (normally $23.99).
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