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first_img Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoForbes.com12 House Renovation Mistakes, In PicturesForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Author Bio Henry T. Casey, oncenter_img Amazon announced this year’s updates to the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets, with the 2019 models providing twice as much storage as their predecessors as well as performance gains. Meanwhile, the Kids edition also comes with a new, adjustable stand.Credit: AmazonBoth Amazon slates retain their previous pricing ($49 and $99, respectively), but they unfortunately include a drop in battery life when compared to last year’s model.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The 2017 Fire 7 started at 8GB of storage with an optional 16GB upgrade. The 2019 Fire 7 starts at 16GB, with the option to pay more (pricing will be announced) for 32GB of internal storage. Of course, you can still expand storage up to 512GB with a microSD card.While the 2019 Fire 7 tablet’s quad-core 1.3-GHz processor resembles the CPU in the previous model, the new chip has a faster core and more memory bandwidth, which Amazon says will provide faster performance. This should translate into consumers quickly and easily switching between apps, streaming movies, and browsing the web.MORE: Best Tablets – Top Tablets on the Market – Laptop MagBut about that battery life: Amazon quoted the Fire 7 (7th generation, 2017) as offering “up to 8 hours of battery life,” and the company is rating this year’s model to last “up to 7 hours.” During our real-world testing, the 7th Gen model lasted 6 hours and 53 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test (Wi-Fi surfing at 150 nits). The upside is that Alexa can now be triggered more easily on the Fire 7, as you just need to shout out the digital assistant’s name. Before, the screen had to be on or the device had to be connected to a power source. Now, you just need to be connected to Wi-Fi. Hands-free Alexa can be turned off, however, which will likely improve battery lifeCredit: AmazonThe big bonus for the new Fire 7 Kids Edition is that its case (unlike those Amazon packed in before) now features an adjustable stand, for hands-free usage, such as watching a show.In terms of what’s staying the same, the slate still packs a 7-inch screen, and Amazon’s quoting the tablet as being twice as durable as the iPad mini. The kids model is essentially the same tablet as the regular non-Kids version, with the same performance boost and 16GB of storage. It includes one year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a 2-year, no-questions-asked warranty in case junior somehow breaks it.Check out our best tablets for kids roundup for more recommendations.Best 2-in-1 Laptops – Laptop/Tablet HybridsHow to Get Google Play on Your Fire TabletBest Cheap Tablets Henry T. Casey, last_img

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