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Amazon Fire HD 8 Alexa 8 Inch 16GB Tablet £59.99 Argos
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Posted 18th Dec 2019

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Was thinking of getting these for my twins for Xmas as their old Fire 7s seem to be a bit slow now for them. Best deal that I’ve seen at the moment.
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Get it via Currys currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

Same price, 6 Months Spotify Premium and can trade in an old tablet to get further discount
good price now, seems to be the same price everywhere but as gooner said Currys will get you free Spotify Sadly no time machine but you could have saved £30 buying two a couple of weeks ago
It's still a bugbear of mine that they are allowed to call these HD, when they aren't 1080p, but I am weeing into the wind with that one and will get over it one day.

For just video, these are okay in fairness. Same for the 7. They stream fine, but obviously with lower resolution, you temper expectations.
This is a great deal, 60 quid for a decent tablet is unheard of. However, for me, the extra £40 or so (if you can get a deal on the Fire HD 10) is very much worth it.

A faster Octa-core processor, a larger, brighter screen with almost 30% better PPI, more RAM for multitasking, and larger internal storage. It's all round a far better device and I've heard they use the same processors in the Fire 7 and 8, which are prone to some McLag. The 1.5GB RAM is probably ok for basic usage but really 2GB is the minimum for anyone who actually uses their tablet too.

Hot price for sure, but if you can nab yourself a circa £100 HD 10, you're getting much better value and more futureproof tech
Far better than the 7. Currys a good shout
cactusbrandy18/12/2019 09:55

It's still a bugbear of mine that they are allowed to call these HD, when …It's still a bugbear of mine that they are allowed to call these HD, when they aren't 1080p, but I am weeing into the wind with that one and will get over it one day. For just video, these are okay in fairness. Same for the 7. They stream fine, but obviously with lower resolution, you temper expectations.


HD is 720
FHD is 1080
QHD is 1440

Don't know if the Fire is 720, but that is 'offically' the bottom rung of HD.
n70730118/12/2019 10:44

HD is 720FHD is 1080QHD is 1440Don't know if the Fire is 720, but that is …HD is 720FHD is 1080QHD is 1440Don't know if the Fire is 720, but that is 'offically' the bottom rung of HD.


Oh I know, but it is deliberately obfuscating to the average person and the terms "HD" and "FHD" etc are used interchangeably (rightly or wrongly) by said consumers.

This is 800p, so between "HD" and "FHD". It's still a bugbear, as we shouldn't have terms that can mislead. Less of a problem in TVs these days, as I don't really see any "HD" models - they all tend to stipulate "1080p" and not hide behind the letters only.

Tablets and phones still use the nomenclature to confuse customers though!

p.s. 1440p is more accurately WQHD, unless you're rocking a 4:3 monitor/TV QHD seems to have been adopted by mobile phones and tablets to further muddy the terminologies!
Edited by: "cactusbrandy" 18th Dec 2019
Does anyone know if the Fire HD's bought in stores have the advertising that you can pay extra to get rid of on Amazon? e.g. Fire8 is £59 on amazon with 'special offers' or £69 without the adverts.

Is the one in Currys / Argos with or without the 'special offers'?
cactusbrandy18/12/2019 09:55

It's still a bugbear of mine that they are allowed to call these HD, when …It's still a bugbear of mine that they are allowed to call these HD, when they aren't 1080p, but I am weeing into the wind with that one and will get over it one day. For just video, these are okay in fairness. Same for the 7. They stream fine, but obviously with lower resolution, you temper expectations.


I've just been debating getting my mum a Fire tablet for Christmas and assumed the 8" would be full HD. Thanks for pointing out that it isn't. Now have to decide if I wanted to spend £110 on the 10"
n70730118/12/2019 11:00

Does anyone know if the Fire HD's bought in stores have the advertising …Does anyone know if the Fire HD's bought in stores have the advertising that you can pay extra to get rid of on Amazon? e.g. Fire8 is £59 on amazon with 'special offers' or £69 without the adverts.Is the one in Currys / Argos with or without the 'special offers'?


Never minds, found it.....
"Please note: This version comes with Special Offers, which means you'll receive Sponsored Screensavers and special offers directly on to your device. To unsubscribe from this service you will be charged a one-time £10 payment by Amazon."
cactusbrandy18/12/2019 10:54

Oh I know, but it is deliberately obfuscating to the average person and …Oh I know, but it is deliberately obfuscating to the average person and the terms "HD" and "FHD" etc are used interchangeably (rightly or wrongly) by said consumers. This is 800p, so between "HD" and "FHD". It's still a bugbear, as we shouldn't have terms that can mislead. Less of a problem in TVs these days, as I don't really see any "HD" models - they all tend to stipulate "1080p" and not hide behind the letters only.Tablets and phones still use the nomenclature to confuse customers though!p.s. 1440p is more accurately WQHD, unless you're rocking a 4:3 monitor/TV QHD seems to have been adopted by mobile phones and tablets to further muddy the terminologies!


I haven't seen them used interchangeably; I've never seen Full HD on something that wasn't... but you do have to keep your eyes peeled that you don't accidentally buy something that isn't what you want. Like I almost have with this. I assumed it was Full HD, without checking the resolution.
You can get 720p 32" TV that just say HD. These aren't Full HD, which makes shopping around a bit harder.

Monitors are confusing though. 1080p 2K, 4K, QHD, WQHD, etc etc.
Mr.Nutts18/12/2019 11:13

I haven't seen them used interchangeably; I've never seen Full HD on …I haven't seen them used interchangeably; I've never seen Full HD on something that wasn't... but you do have to keep your eyes peeled that you don't accidentally buy something that isn't what you want. Like I almost have with this. I assumed it was Full HD, without checking the resolution.You can get 720p 32" TV that just say HD. These aren't Full HD, which makes shopping around a bit harder.Monitors are confusing though. 1080p 2K, 4K, QHD, WQHD, etc etc.


It's more in the articles and conversations rather than spec sheets and sales sites, but there are plenty of places that are happy to be light on details for the sake of clarity!
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