/>
X
Why you can trust ZDNet ZDNet independently tests and researches products to bring you our best recommendations and advice. When you buy through our links, we may earn a commission. Our process

'ZDNet Recommends': What exactly does it mean?

ZDNet's recommendations are based on many hours of testing, research, and comparison shopping. We gather data from the best available sources, including vendor and retailer listings as well as other relevant and independent reviews sites. And we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to real people who already own and use the products and services we’re assessing.

When you click through from our site to a retailer and buy a product or service, we may earn affiliate commissions. This helps support our work, but does not affect what we cover or how, and it does not affect the price you pay. Neither ZDNet nor the author are compensated for these independent reviews. Indeed, we follow strict guidelines that ensure our editorial content is never influenced by advertisers.

ZDNet's editorial team writes on behalf of you, our reader. Our goal is to deliver the most accurate information and the most knowledgeable advice possible in order to help you make smarter buying decisions on tech gear and a wide array of products and services. Our editors thoroughly review and fact-check every article to ensure that our content meets the highest standards. If we have made an error or published misleading information, we will correct or clarify the article. If you see inaccuracies in our content, please report the mistake via this form.

Close

Amazon updates the Fire 7 with USB-C, improved battery life and a small price increase

Amazon's least expensive Fire tablet finally joins 2022 with its latest update, but it comes at a cost.
jason-cipriani-author.jpg
Written by Jason Cipriani, Contributing Writer on
fire-7-colors-2.jpg
Image: Amazon

Amazon on Wednesday announced that it has refreshed its entry-level Fire 7 tablet. The company's most popular tablet happens to be its cheapest, but it's getting slightly more expensive with a price increase from $49.99 to $59.99. 

What do you get for the extra $10? Amazon has swapped in a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, replacing the micro USB port previously used. You also get double the memory, which should help performance, and up to 10 hours of battery life, an increase of 40%. Speaking of performance, Amazon claims the processor is 30% faster than the previous generation Fire 7, which was released in 2019. 

The new Fire 7 is available to preorder right now, but deliveries aren't expected until June 29. Again, you can get the Fire 7 for $59, which comes with 16GB of storage. Or you can double the storage amount to 32GB for $79. Either model comes in black, denim, or rose color options. 

Amazon also updated the Fire 7 Kids Edition version of the tablet, which includes the same tablet we just outlined, along with a protective case, a subscription to Amazon Kids+ for the first year, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. 

The Fire 7 isn't going to be the most impressive tablet on the market when it comes to its display quality or performance, but at $60, it's a fantastic tablet for kids, or for someone who needs a device to browse the web or watch an occasional video. Preorder one if you're in the market for a new Fire 7 tablet

Related

Amazon Fire TV Stick: What it is and how to use it
replace-this-image.jpg

Amazon Fire TV Stick: What it is and how to use it

Streaming Devices
The best early Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals under $100
blink-security-camera

The best early Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals under $100

Deals
The best early Prime Day 2022 TV deals
Three Amazon Omni Series Fire TVs on a blue and white background. There is a basketball hoop and dinosaur behind the TVs

The best early Prime Day 2022 TV deals

TVs