The kids may be asking for an iPad, but you can one-click your way to a solid Amazon Fire tablet for $49.99. Amazon is doing its best to own this holiday shopping season — and its own slate of products is leading the way. The Echo and Echo Dot are crushing sales as Alexa moves in on Siri‘s turf in a huge way. And the 7″ Fire tablet, with Wi-Fi and 8GB is currently the #1 Best Seller in the Computers & Accessories category. Is the Amazon Fire the best tablet ever made? No. Will you be getting a great deal and a good entry level experience? The reviews are in.
The Fire tablet has got more than 82,000 customer reviews and an average rating of 4-of-5 stars. It’s by far the cheapest entry point to all the content — millions of movies, songs, etc. — on offer from Amazon Prime and the world beyond Amazon too. This kind of price for this kind of access is what the future looks like. “Designed for Entertainment” reads the tagline.