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This week, Amazon announced its yearly refresh of many of its products including the eero Max 7 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi router and Fire TV Stick 4K Max 2nd Gen (2023)

As part of the launch, they also revealed the next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets, which include the Fire HD 10, Fire HD 10 Kids, and Fire HD 10 Kids Pro. The new devices have significant improvements in speed, design, camera features, and battery life, aiming to offer a rounded experience for all family members.

All-New Fire HD 10

Features

  • Faster Performance: This tablet comes equipped with a powerful octa-core 2.0 GHz processor and 3GB RAM, claiming a 25% speed advantage over its predecessor.
  • Display Quality: A 10.1-inch, 1080p Full HD display with 1920 x 1200 resolution promises vibrant visual output.
  • Entertainment Options: From streaming services like BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and Prime Video to gaming options like Candy Crush and Roblox, it’s tailored for diverse digital consumption.
  • Battery Life: Offering up to 13 hours of battery life, the tablet is engineered for long-lasting usage.
  • Durability and Design: Although thinner and lighter than previous models, this version maintains durability through a strengthened Aluminosilicate glass screen.
  • Camera Upgrade: It sports an upgraded 5MP front-facing camera suitable for video calls and social media activities.
  • Storage: Available in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options, it also supports up to 1TB of expandable storage via microSD.
  • Family-Friendly Settings: Amazon Kids services enable parents to set screen limits, educational goals, and manage content for up to four child profiles.
  • Sustainability: The packaging is made of 99% wood fibre-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

Pricing and Availability

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Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, built for relaxation, 10.1'... Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, built for relaxation, 10.1"... No ratings yet £119.99Amazon Prime

The Fire HD 10 is available for pre-order, starting at £149.99. Shipping will commence next month.

Fire HD 10 Kids and Fire HD 10 Kids Pro

Features

  • Age-Appropriate Design: The Fire HD 10 Kids is designed for children aged 3 to 7, whereas the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro targets older children, aged 6 to 12.
  • Amazon Kids+ Subscription: A one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription is included, offering a plethora of educational and entertainment content.
  • Parental Controls: Amazon’s parental controls make it easier to manage screen time and digital content via the Amazon Parent Dashboard.
  • Case and Durability: Both models come with a kid-friendly case designed to withstand bumps and drops, coupled with a two-year worry-free guarantee.
  • Creative Music Feature: An upcoming feature called Music Maker will allow children to create their own compositions, expanding the tablets’ educational appeal.

Pricing and Availability

The Fire HD 10 Kids and Fire HD 10 Kids Pro are priced at £199.99 and are also available for pre-order. Both tablets come with 32GB of storage, and shipping will begin next month.

Final Thoughts

The next generation of Fire HD 10 tablets aims to offer an enhanced user experience with improved performance, screen quality, and battery life. Particularly noteworthy is the inclusion of child-friendly features and robust parental controls in the Kids and Kids Pro versions.

At £150, the new Fire HD 10 is a good choice for anyone wanting an affordable laptop that is primarily used for media consumption. These are excellent tablets to use for travelling and I have used them many times for long-haul flights.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023, 13th Gen) vs Fire HD 10 (2021, 11th gen) Specification

NameFire HD 10 (2023, 13th Gen)Fire HD 10 (2021, 11th gen)
Year Launched20232021
Generation13th Gen11th Gen
Screen Size10.1 inches10.1 inches
Screen Resolution (pixels)1920 x 1200 IPS1920×1200 IPS, Square (1:1) pixels, 16:10 aspect ratio
HD SupportFull HD Support, 16:10 aspect ratioFull HD Display
Abstracted LCD density224 PPIhdpi
RAM3 GB3GB / 4GB
Internal Storage32 GB / 64 GB32/64 GB
External StorageMicroSD up to 1 TBmicro SD up to 1TB
PeripheralsStylus (sold separately), Keyboard (sold separately)n/a
System on a Chip (SOC) platformMediatek MT8186AMediaTek MT8183 (64-bit octa-core)
Application Binary Interface (ABI)32bit / 64bit32bit/64bit hybrid
CPU2 x A76@2.05 GHz, 6x A55@2.0 GHzMT8183, 64bit, Octa core up to 2GHz
4x Cortex-A73, 4xCortex-A53
GPUARM G52MC22EE @1 GHzARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU up to 800MHz
WifiDual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 3-axes accelerometer
Bluetooth5.3 LE5.0 LE
Location servicesWiFi-basedWiFi-based
Initial Fire OS versionFire OS 8Fire OS 7
Latest Fire OS versionFire OS 8Fire OS 7
Android version & API levelAndroid 11, API Level 30Android 9, API Level 28
Heap size (default)128 MB128 MB
Heap size (large)384 MB256 MB
Front-facing camera5 MP2 MP
Rear-facing camera5 MP5 MP
Camera AutoFocusn/aNo
MicrophoneYes – singleYes, 2
SpeakersDual speakers – Dolby Atmos
Multi-touch5 – simultaneously5-point
ConnectorsUSB-C, microSD card slot up to 1 TB, audio jack
AccelerometerYesYes
CompassNoNo
GyroscopeNoNo
Light sensorYesYes
Proximity sensorNoNo
ModelKFTUWIKFTRWI (3GB), KFTRPWI (4GB)

Last update on 2024-04-18 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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