Excerpt: With so many tablets on the market, it’s tough to decide which one to choose, though at the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to personal preference, whether it’s due to the operating system, size or loyalty to a particular brand.
Summary: With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
Pros: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart U...
Cons: The remote video viewing feature won't be ready at launch, and ad-free versions still cost an extra $15. The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies, and there's no built-in storage expansion. Lack of Google Play access means many apps still aren't available. The buttons on the back...
Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-end tablet at a mid-range price
7 November 2013
Conclusion: The latest Fire tablet has some top-of-the-line specs and nice software enhancements, but Amazon's closed-off ecosystem will continue to be a sore spot for shoppers who prefer regular Android.
Pros: Great screen, Strong performance, Mayday tech support and other helpful software features
Cons: No Google Play access, $80 more expensive than its predecessor
Summary: Epic battery life combined with a stunning display, helpful parental controls and instant tech support make the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch an excellent tablet for families or new tablet owners. Amazon Prime members will especially love being able to access tons of content for free.