Prime Day preview: Get a Fire HD 10 tablet for only $80 on Tuesday

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This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is almost here. The two-day sales event begins at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 13, which means you’re about to see some amazing prices on certain Amazon Fire tablets. When the shopping event officially kicks off, Amazon’s best tablet, the Fire HD 10, will cost just $80 ($70 off), the lowest price we’ve seen for it. 

Amazon also announced that the Kids Edition of its entry-level 7-inch Fire will cost $60, which is $40 off its list price of $100. The Fire Kids Edition includes a case and a year of Amazon’s Kids Plus subscription service, a $36 value.

It’s not entirely clear whether the HD 8 Plus or Fire HD 8 will also be on sale, but we’ll keep an eye on their prices since Amazon often slips previously unannounced deals on its devices into Prime Day. 

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Amazon has come a long way from the first Kindle Fire tablet. The Amazon Fire HD 10 is Amazon’s biggest tablet with a 10-inch screen size and powerful speakers (it now charges via USB-C). Just like its smaller 8-inch sibling, the Fire HD 8, the tablet is packed with benefits for Prime subscribers, making it easy for members to stream and download movies, TV shows and games. The Fire tablets don’t use a pure version of Android, but instead Amazon’s Android-based Fire operating system, and pull apps from the Amazon App Store. You can still get apps from Google Play, but you’ll have to install the store yourself — meaning gaming enthusiasts have access to all of their favorite mobile games for an excellent gaming tablet experience.

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Priced at $100 for the tablet alone, the Amazon Fire 7 is the most budget-friendly option out of the lineup of Kids Edition Amazon tablets. It does a decent job at most tasks and apps, and for just $10 more the bundle includes parental controls, padded tablet case, a two-year warranty and a one-year subscription to Kids Plus (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited), which normally costs $3 a month and gives you access to a bunch of kid-friendly content.

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