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Price drop alert: This Amazon tablet makes an awesome gift for the holidays — on sale for $40

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Earlier this year, Amazon re-designed its Fire 7 to be lighter, faster and more stylish than previous models. The best part, however, is despite the upgrades, the price for the top-rated tablet stayed stable at just $50.

Even better? The Fire 7 tablet just got even more affordable.

Right now, you can pick up the Fire 7 for just $40, or 20 percent off retail. At this super low price, it’s almost an impulse buy!

The all-new Fire 7 features a 7-inch IPS (in-plane switching) display with better color accuracy and viewing angles compared to LED screens, plus it comes with 1GB of memory and 16GB of on-board storage — which is expandable up to a whopping 512GB via microSD card. It also features up to seven hours of battery life on a single charge, while its 2-megapixel front and rear-facing cameras are perfect for video chatting and selfies.

Best of all, the Fire 7 comes with every Amazon service built-in, including Prime Video, Audible, Amazon Music and Kindle for access to millions upon millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books and games all in the palm of your hands. It even includes Alexa for hands-free navigation and quick voice searching.

For only $40, the Fire 7 is a really good “more bang for your buck” tablet for people who want to read books, watch movies and TV shows, listen to music and surf the web on-the-go.

This is the all-new Fire 7. (Photo: Amazon/Yahoo Lifestyle)

Shop it: $40 (was $50), amazon.com

The Fire 7 has thousands of rave reviews. Here are just a few of them:

“This thing is a really good value,” a happy shopper shared. “Its really cool how much this tablet does and how little it cost compared to a iPad. It only focuses on the things you actually need it for. No useless added features like the iPad is packed and cluttered down with. Its perfect for my child. She had a iPad mini. The iPad had no blue light filter. The Fire does. It actually loads faster than the iPad as well. The screen doesn't have glare like the iPad did. Its literally perfect for my child. Parental settings are perfect and easy to access. It does everything I want. It has a curfew setting and others specifically mentioned for child use. I will be buying more for the rest of my household and myself.”

“I couldn't be more pleased with this Amazon Fire product,” another five-star shopper wrote. “That was just the start. I wanted to go on a two week trip across country and didn't want to carry my big laptop as a carry-on. But, I wanted a bigger screen than a cell phone for reading books and checking email. The Amazon Fire was the perfect solution to my problem. The day I got it I started setting up Kindle and using the internet. It performed beautifully on the plane. Once I got to my destination I started seeing what else I could do. I was able to easily get into my email and Facebook within minutes. The only thing this little wonder won't do is make a phone call. Everything else is easy and intuitive. Love it!”

The Fire 7 comes in four delightful colors: Black, plum, sage and twilight blue. It’s also available in a bigger 32GB model, which is also on sale for $60, nearly 15 percent off retail.

Shop it: Fire 7 Tablet, $40 (was $50), amazon.com

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