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If you're new to tablets, let us enlighten you. Tablets are basically a one-stop-shop for entertainment. These little guys let you watch flicks, play games, read books, attend Zoom meetings and more. And, with summer having finally arrived, we're guessing that you're ready for some on-the-go fun.
Want one of the best tablets around? The Amazon Fire HD 8 is the latest version, and you can grab it bundled with goodies for just $70, or $183 off (if sold separately) at HSN. It's not even this cheap at Amazon itself.
You'll score a customizable flip-cover smart case from Caseable (a $33 value). Plus you'll get a slew of subscription services, including one year of OfficeSuite Personal for productivity and LiveXLive Plus for live streaming concerts, as well as three months of BitGym for at-home workouts, two months of America's Test Kitchen Cooking School and America's Test Kitchen Daily Cooking Q&A Skill.
And if you’d rather not pay $70 at once (understandable), HSN lets you opt for four 'FlexPays' of just $17.50, with no interest at all. Plus, you get free shipping!
New to HSN? You can get an additional $20 off with promo code HSN2021 at checkout. This would bring the price down to just $60, or $193 off for first-time HSN shoppers. Sweet!
Brilliant, compact and zippy
The Fire HD 8 is a great Apple iPad alternative — thanks to its brilliant eight-inch HD display, compact footprint, and affordable price.
It sports a sleek new look, and up to 30 percent faster speeds than previous models. Everything's zippier — the processor, the charging (there's now a USB-C port) and 12 hours of battery life a pop — two more than the last version. You'll get 2GB of memory paired with 32GB of on-board storage, which is expandable up to 1TB via microSD card. See the Amazon Fire HD 8 in action here.
“This HD 8 boots up extremely fast. The screen movement is very smooth,” wrote a delighted user. “I own an HD 10 but I like this better because the size makes it easier to hold and maneuver. It is much lighter than the 10. I had a concern about the sound quality before receiving it but the sound quality is very good. The charge time is fast and the battery holds charge for a long time. Because of all these positives I will be using this tablet over my next trip. I really like this tablet.”
It weighs less than a pound, is easy to hold and the perfect size for tossing in a tote.
The HD mini tablet seamlessly works with Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Music, as well as hundreds of apps and games. Trust us, you’ll be spending a lot of time watching One Night in Miami, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Coming 2 America, Sound of Metal, Invincible, The Boys and much, much more on this ultra-portable HD beauty. When you feel like you need a moment or two to yourself, play Word Crossy until your sanity comes back.
"I love my new HD8," shared a five-star Amazon shopper. "I read books, lots of magazines each month, do my email, do Internet searches for research and am addicted to the Word Crossy game. It operates faster than my old one. Its battery life is way longer than my old one, too. I spend hours on my tablet every day. I don't have to stop to charge, and charging is way faster too. Screen quality is tops."
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