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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.5GHz 16GB 7" Tablet

computershopper.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star
1.5GHz Fire OS 16GB 7" Apr 2014
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The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design.... More
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18 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This tablet computer received an "Editor's Choice" from Computershopper.com who said that this tablet was brilliant.

One additional expert review site decided that this Amazon tablet computer was good. This tablet received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this tablet computer is 76% based on thirty-three expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, T3.com and PC Mag.

Reasonably Priced

Several Amazon Kindle Fire HD owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Four years ago expert website Pcmag.com scored the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4 stars and wrote “With a solid design, top-notch media store, affordable data plan”. Three years ago expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “Great hardware for the money”. Expert review site Phonearena.com mentioned “Sticking firmly with the 7-inch tablet model, we’ve seen Amazon’s name rise to fame thanks partly to the super affordable price point it introduced with i” in their review of this tablet.

Several customers considered that this tablet was a bargain for the price. Expert review site Engadget.com said “It was cheap” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review. Expert review site Reviewed.com wrote “While it does offer a great bargain for beginner tablet users”.

One person wrote that it was cheap. Pcmag.com said “Amazon has built a killer budget media tablet in the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewers agreed that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “With its excellent 1080p screen, impressive speakers” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review and scored the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 4 stars. Wired.co.uk said “It has a great screen, decent speakers and easy access to the biggest library of content in the world” in their review.

Robust

A number of Amazon Kindle Fire HD owners who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD considered that it was well made. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com said “It's fantastically thin — more so than an iPad — inside an equally light (but very solid) package” and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who reviewed it considered that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Mobilechoiceuk.com said in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD three years ago “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is a no-brainer for Amazon fans, providing a tough and sleek way to enjoy all of your apps, books, magazines, music” and gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Nice Design

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Mashable.com wrote in November last year “Too wide Design is average No carousel Average performance” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago Laptopmag.com mentioned “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch 4G LTE has a gorgeous 1920 x 1200-pixel display, powerful speakers” in their review of this tablet.

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Easy to Use

Two Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewers who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire HD considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Gizmodo.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “It's by far the most comfortable tablet to hold”. Expert review site Technobuffalo.com wrote in their review “It's one darn comfortable device to hold”.

One person reckoned that this tablet had a good experience. Cnet.com wrote in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review on expert review site CNET.com “If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience”.

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Good for Games

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good playing games on. Expert website Itproportal.com gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and said “There are better choices for gaming” in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review.

Good Size

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewer who purchased it considered that it was a good height. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote three years ago “What was so recently the very height of sophistication has quickly become the norm”. One customer thought the product was thin. Last year Mashable.com wrote “Thin Light Big Screen Excellent content consumption platform Great price”.

Good Connectivity

One Amazon Kindle Fire HD reviewer who bought this tablet considered that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Goodhousekeeping.com said in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review “It features two WiFi antennas for faster browsing”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed this tablet concluded that it was good for watching movies. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote in their Amazon Kindle Fire HD review on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 are grown up e-readers that are also great for watching movies and films, browsing the web, sending”.

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Amazon Has Good Tablet Computer Reviews

On average Amazon tablet computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all tablet computers produced by Amazon.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Kindle Fire HD is a two built-in speaker tablet computer.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many tablets of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD the maximum battery life range from 3h to 1,700h, and the average maximum battery life is 69h. With a maximum battery life of 10 hours, the Kindle Fire HD has a quite long maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablets that have been around for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD.

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1280 X 800 Pixels Display Resolution

The Kindle Fire HD has a maximum display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. That's 67% more display resolution than a 1024 x 600 pixels tablet, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all tablets of a similar type and age to the Kindle Fire HD ranges from 800 x 480 pixels to 2560 x 1600 pixels.

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Very Short

Tablet computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD have heights of between 0.4mm and 650mm, and the average height is 140mm. The Kindle Fire HD is quite short (only 10.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Most tablets of a comparable age and type to the Kindle Fire HD are not 3G compatible. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is no exception to this as it too is not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not 4G compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other tablets that have been around for a comparable time to the Kindle Fire HD are also not 4G compatible.

If you want a tablet computer that is 4G compatible then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price].

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 7 inches, the Kindle Fire HD has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst tablet computers of this age. Tablet computers that have been around for more than two years have screen sizes of between 3.5" and 19".

We compared all the other 7" tablets to this tablet computer and we think the Huawei MediaPad[plb_1498227_price], and the Trekstor SurfTab Xiron 7.0[plb_2139067_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Amazon tablet screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung SM-T360 Galaxy Tab Active[plb_2535757_price] (8") which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Cores

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a two processor core tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD have between one and seven processor cores.

We compared this tablet to all the other 2 processor core tablets and we think the Huawei MediaPad[plb_1498227_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a tablet with more processor cores then you might want to consider the SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro[pl_2263979_price] (4 processor cores), or the SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro[pl_2333487_price] (4 processor cores) both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Thick

Comparable spec tablets that have been available for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD have thicknesses of between 4mm and 280mm. With a thickness of 128 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD has one of the thicker thicknesses amongst tablet computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Released Over Two Years Ago

Amazon released the Kindle Fire HD over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.5 gigahertz, the Kindle Fire HD has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the LG V500[plb_2625050_price] (1.7GHz), or the Samsung SM-T9000 Galaxy Tab Pro[plb_2263979_price] (1.9GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD has a pretty average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been around for more than two years.

If you would prefer a tablet computer with a larger internal storage capacity then you might want to look at the Samsung SM-T320 Galaxy Tab Pro[plb_2333487_price] (32GB), or the Microsoft Surface Pro[plb_3099306_price] (64GB) which also has a higher rating.

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3G Compatible
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Bluetooth
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Micro-USB 2.0 Port
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Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
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WiFi

2 Awards

computershopper.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

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17 December 2015

The $99 Amazon Fire Kids Edition tablet comes with tons of kid-friendly content, impressive parental controls and a two-year guarantee, but it won't last long on a charge...

29 September 2015

No one product can be all things to all people, that's the point of variety. It's why Apple now has multiple sized iPhones and iPads and why Amazon continues to try filling in the gaps on its... Read more…

Thin Light Big Screen Excellent content consumption platform Great price
Too wide Design is average No carousel Average performance

Edition 6-inch tablet comes with 8GB or 16GB storage and gives you full parental controls, while allowing your kids to learn, grow and have fun using the latest portable technology. The tablet... Read more…

Powered by Android, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" has a single layer of glass for the touch screen that reduces glare, making it easy to see even in overhead light. It features two WiFi antennas for... Read more…

7 November 2014

When the Amazon Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet was announced, I was intrigued by the ?Everything Kids love. Everything Parents Want.? tagline, and I immediately preordered. These 6? and 7? HD...

17 January 2014

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is slightly larger and slightly faster than the 7-inch version, but other than optional LTE it doesn't bring much more to the table...

21 October 2013

What was so recently the very height of sophistication has quickly become the norm, and there's an increasing demand for tablets as day-to-day workhorses rather than status symbols or... Read more…

8 October 2013

Here we're comparing the new 7in Tesco Hudl against both the 7in Amazon Kindle Fire HD and its bigger brother the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch . The Hudl costs £119 inc VAT in the UK, and the Kindle... Read more…

15 August 2013

IPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review The iPad mini and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 share similarities. They are both...

26 June 2013

The Kindle Fire HD will be available from June 27, 2013 in the Indian market and can be purchased on www.amazon.in. The tablet is available in two variants?16GB and 32GB versions, which are priced...

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