New Amazon Fire Tablet gets refresh that includes faster CPU, USB-C Port, Better Battery, and more

Amazon has just unveiled the latest generation of its Fire 7 tablet range, and there’s finally a USB-C port onboard.

The newest iteration of the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets have just been announced, with Amazon claiming that these versions will boast “more speed, performance, and battery life” than their predecessors, along with the introduction of USB-C to replace those outdated Micro-USB ports. 

Amazon says that the tablet’s quad-core processor is “30 percent faster” and that it’ll have 2GB of RAM instead of 1GB. In theory, the extra memory should make it so you can load more web pages at a time, and you won’t have to wait around for apps to start back up as often when you’re switching between them.

“New Amazon Fire 7 Tablet has more speed, performance, and battery life”

The company also says the tablet will last about 40 percent longer between charges, estimating you’ll be able to do about 10 hours of browsing or video watching.

Of course, the headlining feature is how you’ll be charging up that battery. The previous Fire 7 featured a micro-USB charging port, but the refresh replaces it with a more modern connection. According to the company, the tablet comes with a 5W power adapter in the box.

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However these claims of improvement come at a cost, with the prices for each of having been raised by £10 in the UK.

There is one thing missing compared to the previous version which you should know. The new Fire 7 will only come in three colors — black, denim, and rose — instead of the four the previous model was available in.

While the new Fire 7 is available for preorder from today; shipping will begin on June 29.

Previously in the News: Microsoft announces redesigned version of Sound Recorder app for Windows 11

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