Amazon threw out a bevy of devices at its big fall event. But one that everyone missed — including Amazon itself — was the release of a refreshed Fire HD 10 tablet.
The most notable change in the Fire HD 10 is actually the price. The 32GB model costs $139.99, $10 less than the prior model. The 64 GB version costs $179.99, also a $10 difference.
The update doesn’t change much, swapping in a faster octa-core processor for 25% faster performance with 3GB of RAM. It also features a 5 MP front-facing camera for video chats. The 10.1-inch Full HD display runs at a 1920 x 1200 resolution. The company says the tablet will run 13 hours on a single charge.
Amazon has quietly carved out a niche in the tablet business for its low-cost tablets, which far undercut Apple’s iPad lineup.