Amazon’s occasional one-day-only Kindle Fire savings are about to become regular things, as mere weeks after the LTE-enabled HDX 7 dropped to $230, the Wi-Fi-limited 8.9-incher goes for $299. In a 32 GB variation that regularly costs $429, this is one of the hugest Amazon discounts in recent history.
And no, we’re not talking a refurbished device here, but a brand-spanking-new 8.9-inch Android-based tablet with an outstanding 2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution display and punchy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
$299 of course buys you an ad-supported Fire HDX version, aka a “special offers” model, whereas the sponsored screensaver-free slate is $314, marked down from $444. Before invading Amazon’s servers to secure a place in front of the line though, keep in mind it’s that time of the year again.
The time the Kindle Fire family is getting ready to welcome fresh, upgraded members at the dinner table. Also, it’s the time that other key players in the tablet industry are working out the final kinks of their next-gen efforts. Yes, including Apple.
So think long and hard if this 2013 beaut, with “uncompromised” battery life, “console-quality” graphics and unrivaled productivity and accessibility is the right choice nowadays. If it is, then hurry, because the deal ends in less than 24 hours. Tick-tock.