What is it?

A budget seven-inch tablet from Amazon which has been updated for 2017. Amazon's latest Fire 7 tablet comes in two storage models of 8GB and 16GB and caters for most consumers looking for an enhanced entertainment experience when on the move.

It can be used for reading books, watching videos, listening to music, browsing apps and playing games.

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Good Points?

This Android tablet costs less than a slap-up meal for two. Boasting a solid seven-inch touchscreen and updated Fire OS software, you'll find it difficult to put down.

The SD card slot allows for further expansion of local storage for access to more games, videos and music. A sturdy build defies the cost and gives confidence even when handing it to a toddler.

With the Amazon Underground app store you get access to free content such as games and other entertainment applications.

Bad points?

There are some scenarios such as playing graphic intensive games where the hardware struggles and a noticeable slowing occurs in its responsiveness.

The low resolution screen could hamper video enjoyment for film buffs but it's more than adequate for the daily commute.

Best for ...

Those looking for a cheap alternative to an iPad that can be used casually without constantly fretting about potentially costly wear and tear as you tote it around day in, day out.

Avoid if ...

You are seeking a polished and high-end product that offers a portable internet connection as the Fire 7 relies solely on wi-fi or being paired with a smartphone.

Score: 8/10.

Amazon Fire 7 8GB, £49.97 (currys.co.uk). 16GB starts at £59.99