Thinking About Getting a Tablet? Here's Why You Should Consider Amazon's

Following Apple's recent product launches, it looks like Amazon is taking this time to improve its own devices. Amazon announced a new Fire HD 8 tablet that — apart from its many other improvements — will also offer Alexa, the brand's own virtual voice service and answer to Apple's Siri.

Below, we've listed everything you need to know about Amazon's latest release.

  • The battery is better: The Fire HD 8 provides an improved 12 hours of battery life.
  • It can survive falls and drops: According to Amazon's so-called "tumble tests," the tablet is more durable than the iPad Mini when dropped.
  • There's more storage: The new tablet has two times more storage than Amazon's previous ones meaning you can opt for a 16GB or 32GB model.
  • You won't be bored: Amazon Prime members have access to all of Prime's movies and shows, which can also be downloaded for offline viewing.
  • Alexa is here: The voice service will be available to assist you with selecting music, answering random questions, giving you a weather forecast, and anything else you might desire.
  • You can't beat the price: Starting at $90 (and $120 for the 32GB option) this tablet is significantly cheaper than Apple's tablets which range from $269 to $799.