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Amazon Fire 7" Tablet (2017) • $19.99 [USD - BIG YMMV]

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Amazon Fire 7" Tablet (2017) • $19.99 [USD - BIG YMMV]

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Hey, pretty good deal for anyone looking for a cheap, throw away tablet for a roadtrip or to give to a kid expecting it to be gunked up/destroyed.

Big YMMV, need to ship to an AmeriFriend or have it shipped to Canada via forwarder like CrossBorderPickups.

I actually tried ordering the yellow and red 8gb version myself and was unable to figure out how to add the case for an extra $1.

Yes, there are better options out there, but at this price it's not a bad deal.

Sign up for a trial version of amazon.com prime to get free shipping.

I've ordered a Xiaomi M365 e-Scooter before from Woot, and had no issues having it shipped here via CrossBorderPickups

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Great price, but it's hard to know what you would use it for unless you have something very specific in mind. It's way outdated, both in hardware performance and OS version (based on Android 5, can't be upgraded), not to mention the inherent restrictions of FireOS compared to Android. And the screen is too small for most uses.
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Scote64 wrote: Great price, but it's hard to know what you would use it for unless you have something very specific in mind. It's way outdated, both in hardware performance and OS version (based on Android 5, can't be upgraded), not to mention the inherent restrictions of FireOS compared to Android. And the screen is too small for most uses.
True, not for everyone, might be a good size/price to use as a home automation control panel, or for "freetime" for a toddler.
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remik wrote: True, not for everyone, might be a good size/price to use as a home automation control panel, or for "freetime" for a toddler.
I thought of using my Fire HD 8 tablet as a Home Assistant control panel, but even the 8" screen is just too small, and it turned out not to handle one requirement I had: FireOS can't post notifications from some Google Play Store smart home apps. And that was running on a Fire OS version equivalent to Android 7.1. With the manic pace of updates to smart home devices and apps these days, the chances of them continuing to work on an Android 5 base OS is pretty slim.

Maybe could work as an e-reader, capable of handling colour pdf documents?

Probably too slow and memory-limited for 3D action games, but might work for simple games.

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