Summary: We were impressed with the makeover of the Fire HD with lots of useable upgrades including a bright HD screen, more storage space, dual-driver speakers with Dolby audio and a long battery life. We truly enjoyed watching our favorite movies and shows on the Fire HD and the price is still affordable making this tablet a great gift to buy for yourself or anyone on your list.
Pros: Beautiful Presentation:, Simple Yet Powerful:, Keeping You Entertained:, Extras That Count:, Balanced Audio:, Screen Upgrade:, Eleven Hours:, Affordability:
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7″ review: does Amazon’s latest light a fire under the Nexus 7?
8 March 2014
Excerpt: Amazon changed the tablet game late last year with the introduction of the Kindle Fire , a $199 7-inch tablet that – while limited by a slim offering of apps and lower-end hardware – really upended the lower end of the market and proved a dramatic success. No other manufacturer could compete on both price and features until Google and Asus dropped the similarly priced Nexus 7 this summer.
Summary: To put a review of the Kindle Fire HD in perspective, you have to peer just a tiny bit into the past. It was barely a week ago that the world watched Amazon begin a magical transformation from that of a humble multinational that retails every product ever made in the world, to that of a consumer electronics powerhouse that wants to bring the fight to Apple on the tablet front.
Pros: Terrific display, Ecosystem with Prime is outstanding, Faster performance all around
Cons: Software can be buggy and sluggish, App selection is still weak, For lean-back experiences only
Conclusion: The first thing users will see when they take it out the box is a very plain, very ordinary looking tablet. It’s unimaginative design is deceptive to the point of doing the device a disservice, as once you switch it on you’re treated to a rich and diverse user experience unlike anything the competition say they may offer. With both the Kindle Fire and Fire HD, Amazon has changed what the sub-brand means and it’s as a result of the hardware on offer.
Pros: Beautiful 7-inch HD display, Excellent stereo sound, Vast library of content, Affordable
Cons: Clunky, generic design, Locked to Amazon apps and content, No expandable memory
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 vs Google Nexus 7 2013 – Tablet Comparison
Good E-Book Readers
15 August 2013
Conclusion: Over the course of this video comparison, we go over the overall e-Reading experience. It is important that we compare these two devices and see how they handle comics, newspapers, magazines, and eBooks. Finally, we wrap it up and run some video and audio tests. Sometimes with tablets, its not the specs written down on paper, but how do they really perform in real world conditions. We seek to really go in-depth with this comparison.
Summary: Before anyone gets confused and starts comparing this with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the other Android tablets out there, it is imperative to specify that this tablet is made to work in the Amazon ecosystem. While it may be Android at the very basic level, the Amazon skin completely takes over. Excellent hardware and display make this a very good device to read text on, and the gaming performance is impressive.
Pros: Sharp and crisp 7-inch display, Good design and form factor, Intuitive Interface wrapped around Android, Unmatched e-book library, Amazon App Store is clean in terms of quality, Pre-registered with your Kindle account
Cons: Android fans will be disappointed, Every opened item adds to carousel, App Store still has some missing links, Power and volume keys are not designed very well
Conclusion: The Amazon Kindle Fire HD certainly puts all the other tablets under $200.00 on notice. The combination of dual-core processors, webcam, 1 GB of RAM, Micro HDMI, and a high resolution display screen absolutely destroys most mid level tablets that are currently on the market. You get tremendous value for your money, even if you are locking yourself into the Amazon ecosystem.
Cons: Severely Limited in What You Can Buy outside the USA, You Have to Be a Prime Member to Enjoy Many Features, Overdrive Library eBooks Could Be Simpler, Audiobook Program Has Few Options for Optimization, Side-Loaded Apps and Content Look Very Pixelated on the Main Carousel
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 VS. Kindle Fire 2012 Model
Good E-Book Readers
1 April 2013
Conclusion: In this video we compare both the hardware and software to give you all the information you need on how these tablets compare against each other. We show videos, music, ebooks, games, internet experience, and much more!
Conclusion: Over the course of this video comparison, we will show you how music, video, ebooks, newspapers, magazines, comic books, and the stores work. If you are thinking of buying these tablets as an e-reader, you won’t want to miss this.
Summary: Final Thoughts
You know after spending a couple of weeks using the Amazon Kindle Fire HD I am actually more impressed than I thought I would be. This really is a sleek little tablet and honestly a tablet I would recommend for someone looking for a tablet to read, watch videos and do some web browsing on. I think there are two categories of people who purchase tablets. The casual crowd that use tablets to read, watch videos and do a few other things.
Pros: Powerful for its size, Amazon UI is perfect for first time users, HD screen, Tied into the Amazon ecosystem, 1 month of Amazon Prime included
Cons: Can only download applications from Amazon’s App store