This week Amazon’s $50 Kindle Fire tablet got serious prime time, together with its other new slates. Now we learn more details about the product that comes in a special bundle, offered in the form of 5 units plus one free, basically a sixpack of tablets for $249.95.
One single model is priced at $49.99 and the fee doesn’t include removing the sponsored screen savers, it appears. The slate ships starting with September 30 and Amazon gives the customers the option to pay a $15 fee in order to remove the ads, saying that they’re keeping their prices low by showing sponsored screensavers. It’s always important to read the fine print, so you know if there’s an extra fee to pay or not.
The device comes with a quad core processor, front and rear cameras, 8 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Amazon didn’t clearly detail what chipset is on board, but some digging has found it’s a MediaTek MT8127, a lower powered chipset, with ARM A7 cores that are quite old nowadays. The resolution is 1024 x 600 pixels, so in the end, in spite of the fact that the price is $50, there are still some downsides.