The 10-inch tablet gets an optional keyboard và office apps, but it's still best used as a cheap way to lớn access all your Prime nội dung.

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It's still crazy cheap. It’s the easiest way to lớn consume all things Amazon. Productivity bundle makes real work possible, depending on your line of work. Battery life is comparable lớn any other tablet. MicroSD slot for extra storage. 
App selection is limited (no Google Play store). Runs an outdated version of Android. Keyboard bundle lacks a trackpad. Camera is terrible.
The Fire HD 10 isn't the best tablet you're ever going to use. Not even close. But it is cheap, decently powerful, & good enough for many of us.

Amazon's 2021 update to lớn the 10-inch Fire HD 10 mirrors what we saw last year with the 8-inch mã sản phẩm. There are now two variants, one with 3 gigabytes of RAM & a "Plus" mã sản phẩm with 4 GB. Amazon has also added something it calls the Productivity Bundle, which consists of a Fire HD 10 tablet (3-GB RAM model), a Bluetooth không dây keyboard case, and a 12-month subscription khổng lồ Microsoft 365 (which automatically renews if you don't cancel it).

Yes, you read that right. Amazon is positioning the Fire HD 10 as a device you can get real work done on. Surprisingly, this turns out to lớn be true as long as you don't need lớn use Google apps. The Fire HD 10 is still hamstrung by Amazon's Fire OS, which doesn't have the bevy of apps you'll find on Google's Play Store. Still, with a keyboard & slightly better screen, the new Fire HD 10 is something lượt thích a netbook—a small, cheap, capable, go-anywhere device.

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Small Workhorse

The new Fire HD 10 has uniform bezels on all sides, but otherwise isn't much different on the outside. It still sports a 1080p, 10.1-inch display, although Amazon claims it's 10 percent brighter than the 2019 mã sản phẩm. I wasn't able to compare them side-by-side, but I didn't have any trouble using the Fire HD 10 in bright light. The screen isn't going khổng lồ knoông chồng your socks off, but it's fine for browsing the website, watching videos, and anything else you're likely lớn bởi vì with it.

The extra RAM is immediately noticeable. There's no longer any jittering when scrolling, and opening apps is fast & smooth. I didn't notice any pauses or noticeable delays, which have always plagued low-kết thúc Android tablets. Like last year's 8-inch model, this update finally makes the Fire HD 10 fast enough to no longer even realize you're using a low-over device.

Battery life remains at about 12 hours. Obviously, this depends on what you're doing. Streaming back-to-baông xã movies will eat up battery faster than just browsing the website. But it's still within the range of much more expensive sầu competitors. As for the build unique, Fire tablets have always been surprisingly durable despite their bulkiness & plastic shells. I've cracked the screen on two iPads, but I've sầu never had the same happen with a Fire.

If you opt for the Plus mã sản phẩm ($30 more) you get an extra gigabyte of RAM, the option khổng lồ charge it wirelessly (see our guide for our favorite wireless chargers), and some extra colors to lớn choose from. Amazon sent me both the regular & the Plus models for testing. Most of the time I did not notice a big difference, but for only $30 more, extra RAM will make for a more future-proof purchase.

The most interesting tăng cấp is the Productivity Bundle with the Bluetooth keyboard and Microsoft 365 subscription. That latter makes up for the fact that Google software is noticeably absent from the Fire HD 10. That means no Google Docs, Sheets, Drive sầu, or even Gmail (you can connect with Gmail through Amazon's default tin nhắn app). Worse, even the web versions won't load in the included Silk web browser, và there aren't any popular alternative sầu browsers available in the Amazon App Store.

Microsoft 365 is capable of doing everything Google's online office suite can do, but if all your colleagues are using Google, & you need khổng lồ be able to lớn edit shared documents in Google, then that's a moot point. After playing with Microsoft 365 for a week, I actually came to lớn prefer it lớn Google's offerings, but that still doesn't help me long term, since I rely on Google apps for work.