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For bigger kids (ages 6-12), there is Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet. New to this generation is 25% faster speeds, higher quality 5-megapixel cameras, and 13 hours of battery life instead of 12 hours. 

Thanks to the 10.1-inch display, you’ll get a larger screen without adding much to the overall cost. The resolution is better than previous generations, with a 1080p Full HD brighter display. It comes with a protective case, a two-year worry-free guarantee, and a year subscription to Amazon Kids+. 

It comes with a slim, kid-proof case and preset age filters for kids ages 6-12. Even with all these improvements, this model is still $10 less than the previous generation, at $190. 

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ZDNET writer Maria Diaz went hands-on with the new Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet and was “pleasantly surprised” by its smooth performance. 

“The Fire HD 10 Kids Pro has proven itself decidedly faster than both generations of the Fire HD 8 Kids tablets we have, and since the older ones were passed down to a four-year-old and a two-year-old, that hasn’t been a problem. However, the seven-year-old and new owner of the Fire HD 10 Kids Pro definitely notices the difference,” she wrote. 

In a Best Buy review, one customer noted, “Once you have learned how to use Amazon Kids to download apps, it works great. My five-year-old loves it. It’s pretty durable considering this has a slimmer case than the old version.”

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Pro tablet tech specs: Display: 10.1-inch 1080p Full HD display | Processor: Octa-core 2.0 GHz | Storage: 32 (expandable by up to 1 TB) | Memory: 3GB | Colors: Happy Day, Mint, and Nebula | Cameras: 5 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 1080p HD video recording | Weight: 23.21 oz | Dimensions: 7.5 x 10.1 x 0.7 inches (with kid-friendly case) | Connections: 3.5mm headphone jack, USB-C 2.0 | Battery life: 13 hours