Amazon Gives the Fire HD 10 USB-C and Faster Performance for $149

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Amazon today announced its upgrading the Fire HD 10 tablet with some new features. Most notably, the new tablet comes with a USB-C port, replacing the ever-aging microUSB port. With the new port, Amazon has added fast charging which can get you to 100 percent in a more timely manner than before.

That’s not the only area of the tablet that’s getting faster, though. Amazon also says the new Fire HD 10 comes with a faster 2.0GHz processor paired to 2GB of RAM. That doesn’t sound like much, but for the device’s asking price, it’s a pretty solid package.

Amazon is also upgrading the software on the tablet. The new Fire HD 10’s marquee software feature is a new picture-in-picture mode for watching Amazon Prime Video while performing other tasks. That means the tablet is at least running Android Oreo which is an improvement over whatever it was running before (likely Nougat or Marshmallow).

Rounding things off, the Fire HD 10 sticks with a 10.1-inch 1920×1200 display, up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life, 32GB or 64GB of storage (although this time with the option of upgrading to 512GB with the new microSD card slot), Dolby Atmos audio, “enhanced” Wi-Fi, the same cameras, hands-free Alexa, and Kindle reading features like X-Ray and ASAP.

The new Fire HD 10 will go on sale for $149.99 on October 30th. It’ll ship in Black, Plum, Twilight Blue, and White. It’s available for pre-order starting today.

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