You can use the “Configure and Add to Cart” button on the right side of the screen to double the on-board storage from 8 to 16 GB for $20, or disable the Special Offers for $15. If you buy it with the offers and should discover you find them annoying, you can pay that $15 at any time you own the device to remove them.
That’s a decent price for a media tablet, especially the 6” version. You can find other Android tablets that cheap, but not ones with the kind of polish you find on a name-brand Amazon device. If I were a little financially better off right now, I’d be tempted to grab one just to try it out.
The one drawback to it is that it’s locked into Amazon’s ecosystem—you can’t buy titles from Google’s app store, just Amazon’s (unless you’re willing to follow some of the tutorials out there to let you sideload), and can’t use any of Google’s services either such as the Gmail or Maps apps.
On the other hand, there are probably a lot of Amazon customers who couldn’t care less about that sort of thing unless they’re hooked on titles like Plants vs. Zombies 2, which you still can’t find on Amazon’s store. You can even snag apps from some of Amazon’s competitors, such as Netflix and Hulu. No Nook Reader or Kobo apps, but it does have Overdrive for library e-books as well as some of the generic EPUB readers such as Moon+ or UB.