Amazon has reduced the price of the Fire HD 8 tablet by over 50% to just $79.99. This is the lowest price this tablet has ever been. What’s most interesting is that it appears this is the new retail price of the tablet, as opposed to just being a sale. This is Amazon’s newest tablet, released late last last year in September, and is Amazon’s thinest tablet ever. It features a 1280 x 800 resolution screen and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU. It also has a 720p front facing camera as well as a 5 MP rear camera capable of 1080p video. This tablet comes with 8 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via the built in microSD card slot. Other perks include dual-band 802.11ac wireless and dual Dolby stereo speakers.
Unfortunately, it looks like the price has jumped back up to $149. It’s possible this was a short lived price mistake, considering it didn’t appear as a sale price to begin with, but rather a new retail price.