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Amazon launches Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition tablet

Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition tablet now up for pre-order
Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition
This 8-inch slate comes with a year of Kindle Unlimited and a leather cover, has a price of $249.99 USD and can be already pre-ordered.

Advertised as "the best tablet for reading," the Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition brings together three key elements in a single package, namely the all-new Fire HD 8 tablet, one year of Kindle Unlimited that provides access to more than one million e-books, as well as a limited edition leather cover. 

The latest Fire HD tablet to hit the market has an 8-inch display with 1,280X800 pixels, a quad-core processor with speeds up to 1.5 GHz, 8 GB internal storage and microSD slot for up to 128 GB of additional space. The slate also has a front-facing HD camera and a 5 MP image snapper on the back. While these are regular mid-range specs for an Android tablet, the Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition takes full advantage of Amazon's Fire OS special features and includes Blue Shade - "an innovative new feature that adjusts and optimizes the display on your Fire HD 8 tablet to reduce blue light exposure before bedtime."

The price of the bundle is $349.86 USD when its parts are purchased separately, but now the Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition can be pre-ordered for $249.99 USD (with free shipping). The individual prices are $149.99 USD for the tablet, $79.99 USD for the leather case while the 12-month Kindle Unlimited membership can be acquired for $119.88 USD. The Fire HD 8 Reader's Edition also includes free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content. Shipments begin tomorrow.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12- 8 (Update: 2015-12- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.