Amazon's new range of Fire HD tablets aim to be more affordable, and better for kids

Amazon's new range of Fire HD tablets aim to be more affordable, and better for kids
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Amazon is set to launch new range of Fire HD tablets with a focus on affordability, while still providing plenty of great features. The tablets include new flagship models for everyone as well as a new range of Fire Kids Pro tablets for slightly older children.

The Amazon Fire HD 10 range has always been a popular one thanks to its well-priced nature, garnering a place in our best tablets roundup. Things are looking even brighter for the range with its best specced tablet yet in the form of the Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus. It has a 10.1-inch screen along with smaller bezels than its predecessor. It has 4GB of RAM, charges wirelessly and offers a 12-hour battery life. Place it on a compatible stand and it turns into an Alexa-enabled smart home hub with no hassle and no need for any cables via the tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus will retail at $179.99 or $219.99, depending on the capacity you require. 

Elsewhere, there's the Amazon Fire HD 10 which is a souped-up version of the 2019 edition. It doesn't support wireless charging, and there's only 3GB of RAM, but that's still 1GB more than the 2019 edition. This one will be $149.99 or $189.99. 

Amazon Fire HD tablets for kids

For kids and family scenarios, there's the Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, Amazon Fire Kids Pro, Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Pro, and Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro. Confusingly named perhaps, but all you need to know is that these are much improved versions of the past models. In the case of the Fire HD 10 Kids model, expect a 10-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel rear-racing camera. 

The Kids Pro models are aimed at older children aged 6-12 while the non Pro models will be more than adequate for the under 7s. The core difference is that the Kids Pro models lack the main protective shell although do still offer some rubber-based protection. The tablets also support far more apps to help an older age group. The non Kids Pro range is set to start from $99.99 with the Kids Pro range beginning at $139.99.

The Kids Range also comes with a year's worth of Amazon Kids+ which offers unlimited access to over 20,000 books, movies, TV shows, and apps aimed at children. If these tablets are sounding super tempting, get pre-ordering now. They're expected to release on May 26. 

If you're looking to compare existing e-Readers, we have a guide to Kindle vs Fire tablets, to help you make your choice.

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer has been freelancing for over 10 years. In the past, she's written about all things tech and gaming wise for outlets as varied as The Independent, Playboy, Eurogamer, and TechRadar. In her spare time, she spends far too much time watching films, attempting to train her pet guinea pigs, and mastering making the perfect burrito.  She's a full time freelancer, but a regular tech news contributor to Top Ten Reviews.