If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need to live on the bleeding edge of technology all the time and you just want something that gets the job done, the best time to buy a new gadget is when the next generation is right around the corner. And that appears to be the case with tablets, because the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been slashed down by $40 by the good people at Amazon.
In effect, you can get the Kindle Fire HD tablet for the same regular pricing for the regular old Kindle Fire (non-HD) tablet of the same 7-inch size. As a quick refresher, this tablet gets a 1280×800 HD display, Dolby audio and dual-driver stereo speakers, dual-band and dual-antenna Wi-Fi for over 35% faster downloads, a high performance 1.2GHz dual core processor, front facing HD camera, and unlimited cloud storage for all of your Amazon content. You also get Kindle FreeTime to better control over how your kids use the tablet.
Yes, the next-generation Kindle Fire HD is probably going to be announced in the next couple of months, but considering that you can get the current 7-inch Kindle Fire HD for just $159.00 including free super saver shipping, I’d say that’s a pretty good deal. That’s for the 16GB model with special offers. You can bump up to 32GB for $30 more, remove the special offers for $15, or get the offer-free 32GB model for a net price of $204. Regardless, all four versions are $40 off the regular price.