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Amazon's new $180 tablet is good, but most people should still get an iPad

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Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus tabletTodd Haselton | CNBC

I’ve been testing Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 Plus tablet for the past several days. It started shipping to customers earlier this week and starts at $179.99, a little more than half the price of the entry-level iPad.

The Fire HD 10 Plus is Amazon’s most high-end tablet and has a few more features, like extra RAM and wireless charging, that make it a better buy than the $149.99 regular Fire HD 10.

Unlike Apple, Amazon’s tablet business doesn’t generate a considerable bulk of the company’s revenues. Instead, they’re just portals into Amazon’s content and services. They’re compelling because they’re cheap but let you stream movies, music and read books. They’re great if that’s all you need out of a tablet. Still, I think most people who can save a bit longer will find they can do a lot more with an iPad.

Here’s what you need to know about the new Fire HD 10 Plus.

What’s goodAmazon Fire HD 10 PlusAmazon

If you’re like lots of people who just want a tablet to poke around some basic games, read Kindle books, stream Netflix and Amazon Prime video or listen to music from services like Spotify, Pandora,