'Best budget tablet, period!': Amazon's top-rated Fire 8 tablet is on sale for just $80

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Save $30 on the Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet. Images via Amazon.
Save $30 on the Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet. Images via Amazon.

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When it comes to conveniently portable, multipurpose technology, nothing beats a tablet. They're ideal for surfing the web, playing games and even streaming your favourite movies and shows on the go. 

Depending on your budget you can easily spend hundreds (or even upwards of $1,000) on one, but Amazon's Fire HD 8 tablet delivers top performance at an affordable price. Right now, they're event more affordable than usual, thanks to a huge sale on select Amazon devices. 

Normally retailing for $110, for a limited time you can score this top-rated 32GB tablet for just $80. 

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet. Image via Amazon.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet. Image via Amazon.

$80 $110 at Amazon

What is it?

Consider the Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet your all-in-one tool for staying connected when you're at home or away. It makes it easy to enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, songs, books, apps, games and more through Amazon’s Appstore, which can be downloaded straight to your tablet for offline use. 

Connect to social media, your favourite streaming services, and never miss a video call again with two built-in cameras. This tablet even offers up to 12 hours of use with its long-lasting battery.

Available in blue or black, you can shop the Fire HD 8 tablet in 32GB on sale for $80, and if you need more storage you can also shop it in a 64GB model for $110 (originally $140).

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What shoppers are saying

As an affordable tablet that stands up to daily use, it's easy to see why shoppers are loving the Amazon Fire HD 8. It's earned a 4.4-star rating and more than 3,000 five star customer reviews. 

One reviewer called it a "great budget tablet" that "exceeds expectations"and works well for users of "all ages."

"Best budget tablet, period!" echoed another reviewer.

One shopper shared that it's "simply great" for use as an e-reader as well as "for light tasks" like internet, email and social networks.

Others have shared that they were impressed by this tablet's "excellent" build quality and "awesome" screen. 

In spite of the positive reviews, some shoppers have found that this tablet can be "a bit on the slow side" at times, particularly when using "apps like YouTube, browser, [and] Netflix." 

Other users noted that they were "not a fan" of the Amazon interface, which runs like an Android device, but doesn't allow for as many modifications. 

Final verdict

If you're been looking for a tablet that doesn't break the bank, it may be worth considering the Amazon Fire HD 8. It's a great choice for someone who wants to casually browse online or read e-books, while also connecting to streaming apps and social media.

If you often find yourself playing graphics-heavy games, this may not be the best fit for your lifestyle, but luckily you can also shop other models on sale below.

Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet

Fire HD 8 Kids tablet. Image via Amazon.
Fire HD 8 Kids tablet. Image via Amazon.

$135 $180 at Amazon

All-New Fire HD 10 Tablet

All-new Fire HD 10 tablet. Image via Amazon.
All-new Fire HD 10 tablet. Image via Amazon.

$150 $200 at Amazon

Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet

Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet. Image via Amazon.
Fire HD 10 Kids Pro Tablet. Image via Amazon.

$205 $260 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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