What is the price of the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet?

There are two storage choices: 32GB and 64GB, to which you can add up to 512GB more via a microSD card.

The 32GB model stays at the same £149.99 / $149.99 as before and the 64GB is £179.99. That’s with Amazon’s special offers appearing on your lock screen. If you don’t want those, then it’s £10 / $10 more on top of each price.

You have a choice of four colours: black, plum, twilight blue and white. The latter has a white bezel around the screen instead of black, and we think is the best looking.

Amazon Fire HD 10 2019

Is there a new Kids Edition of the Fire HD 10?

Yes. The Kids Edition comes in black and with 32GB of storage (no 64GB option), but you have a choice of pink, blue or purple bumper cases. As usual, you get a two-year warranty which covers accidental damage and a year’s subscription to Fire for Kids Unlimited (FreeTime Unlimited in the US).

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition 2019

That, too, costs the same as before: £199.99 / $199.99. And you can pre-order the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition from Amazon.

For the first time ever, Amazon has also made a Kids Edition of the Kindle eReader

If you're about to buy a tablet for your child, check out our roundup of the best kids' tablets first.

What’s better about this new model?

Design-wise, it looks very much the same, but internally there’s an octocore 2GHz processor, which should offer a decent performance upgrade over the quad-core 1.8GHz chip in the old model.

RAM is the same a 2GB, but there’s support for twice as much removable storage: 512GB vs 256GB.

Battery life has improved from 10 to 12 hours, so you can watch an extra movie on that long-haul flight. And a USB-C port makes it easier to charge (no more fiddling about with a microUSB cable), and it charges faster.

Unfortunately cameras remain the same: 2Mp at the front and 720p at the rear. This is one of the compromises you have to live with when buying a budget tablet. 

Also, note that this new model is not compatible with the Show Mode Dock for the previous generation Fire HD 10.

In terms of software, there's now a picture-in-picture mode which means you can watch a video as a thumbnail while using the web browser, checking your email, reading Facebook or something else. Alexa knows about this new mode, and will automatically put a video in PiP when you're already watching something and ask Alexa to open another app.

For more information, check out our guide to the different Amazon Fire tablets.