This isn’t the primary time we’re listening to about Amazon’s new 10-inch Dire pill. It was initially unveiled again in September together with a slew of different Amazon units. The pill has lastly gone up on the market on the Amazon US web site, beginning at $140.
As a reminder, the Hearth HD (2023), also referred to as the thirteenth gen pill, has a ten.1-inch, 1,200 x 1,920px LCD panel that occurs to be appropriate with Amazon’s Stylus pen and has on0device handwriting recognition. The MFA stylus, bought individually, gives over 4,000 ranges of stress sensitivity and guarantees a “pen on paper” really feel. This characteristic successfully brings the Hearth HD 10 nearer to the dearer Amazon Hearth Max 11, which additionally helps pen enter and begins at $230. There may be an optionally available Bluetooth keyboard case as properly.
The brand new Hearth HD 10 pill guarantees to be 25% sooner than the earlier 2021 mannequin it replaces due to a MediaTek MT8186A (2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz and 6 x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz, plus a 1 GHz ARM Mali-G52 MC22EE GPU) chipset. It’s paired with 3GB of RAM. The combo remains to be fairly funds and never meant to compete with any trendy iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab machine. In spite of everything, the goal use case for Hearth tablets stays fairly totally different and budget-friendly.
As talked about, the Hearth HD 10 prices $140 for the ad-supported 32GB model. Eradicating the adverts will lead to a $154 price ticket. In addition to that, you may also improve the interior storage to 64GB, which retails for $180. The Hearth HD 10 has a microSD card slot, which may formally settle for playing cards as much as 1TB for added house, in case you need to load the machine up with issues like motion pictures.
Whilst you will not get an industry-leading multimedia expertise out of the Hearth HD 10, it’s nonetheless geared up with a stereo speaker setup and a 3.5mm audio jack. You additionally get Wi-Fi 5 (ac) assist for streaming your favourite content material. And whereas Amazon doesn’t share its battery capability, it must be good for as much as 13 hours of use on a single cost. The Hearth HD 10 can cost at as much as 15W, and a full cost ought to take round 3 hours.
Rounding off the specs right here, the Hearth HD 10 pill measures 246 x 165 x 8.6mm and ideas the size at 434 grams, which is a little bit lighter than the earlier 2021 mannequin. The pill can be geared up with two cameras – one on the entrance and one on the again. Each have a 5MP decision, which is an improve from the 2MP 2021 selfie.
As a reminder, like different Hearth HD tablets, the Hearth HD 10 (2023) runs Hearth OS 8, an Amazon Android port geared in direction of Amazon content material. It has the corporate’s personal apps and app retailer pre-loaded and no Google Play Companies. You possibly can, theoretically, sideload some third-party apps, however getting a full set of Google Companies to run is normally a extra concerned “hacking” affair.
Talking of pre-loaded apps, the brand new Hearth HD 10 pill can be obtainable in two children’ variations. The Hearth HD 10 Youngsters and Hearth HD 10 Youngsters Professional. Each begin at $190 and principally differ within the quantity of “padding” added to the case of the pill for further security. The Youngsters model is on the market with some Disney-themed instances as properly. Youngsters modes include a 1-year subscription to Amazon Youngsters+ and a 2-year worry-free assure, which implies Amazon will substitute a damaged pill, no questions requested.