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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 1.5GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

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1.5GHz Android 8GB 7" Feb 2014
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The new Kindle Fire HD is a feature-packed HD tablet at a breakthrough price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, lighter design and longer... More
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7 Reasons For

Flash Storage Medium

This tablet supports a Flash storage medium, which is the most frequently supported storage medium on tablets that have been available for more than two years.

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Good Brand

We checked 245 expert and owner reviews for Amazon tablet computers and found that on average Amazon has good ratings. We also found that Amazon has good ratings specifically within its tablet computers range.

Two Built-In Speakers

The Kindle Fire HD is a two built-in speaker tablet computer. Most of the other tablet computers of a comparable age and spec to the Kindle Fire HD have between one and three built-in speakers.

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Flash Storage Medium

This tablet computer has a Flash storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on tablet computers that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Maximum Battery Life

Across all the tablet computers of this spec and age the maximum battery life range from 3h to 1,700h, and the average maximum battery life is 69h. At 10 hours, the Kindle Fire HD has a fairly long maximum battery life compared to most of the other tablets that are a similar age to 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. Across all tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD the display resolution ranges from 800 x 480 pixels (worst) to 2560 x 1600 pixels (best).

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Very Short

With a height of only 10.6 millimeters, the Kindle Fire HD is one of the shorter tablets of this age and type amongst tablets of this age. Across all the tablet computers that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 0.4mm to 650mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

The Kindle Fire HD is not 3G compatible. Most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD are also not 3G compatible.

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD is not 4G compatible. Most of the other tablet computers of this age and type are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

At only 8 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire HD has a fairly small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out more than two years ago. The internal storage capacity of tablets of this type and age range from 0.25GB to 260GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 19GB.

We compared this tablet to all the other 8GB internal storage capacity tablets and we think the Ematic FunTab Pro which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Tablets with a larger internal storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Amazon Kindle Fire HD (16GB and higher rated).

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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. The screen sizes of comparable spec tablet computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Kindle Fire HD range from 3.5" to 19".

Tablet computers with a larger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Ematic EGD078 (7.9" and higher rated).

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Quite Thick

The Kindle Fire HD has one of the thicker thicknesses (128 millimeters) amongst tablet computers of this age. Across all the tablet computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD the thicknesses range from 4mm to 280mm, and the average thickness is 51mm.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Amazon tablet computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.5 gigahertz, the Kindle Fire HD has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire HD.

If this tablet processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Memo Pad 10 ME102A (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Two Processor Cores

The number of processor cores on the Kindle Fire HD is two which is average compared to the other 183 tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire HD that we have assessed the number of processor cores of.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Core
Memory
Internal Memory
Software
Operating System
Platform
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Storage Medium
Display
Screen Size
Aspect Ratio
Display Technology
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Resolution
Camera
Front Camera
Video Recording
Rear Camera
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Networking
4G Compatible
3G Compatible
WiFi Standard
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Jack Size
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Document Format
Subtitle Format
Video Format
Image Format
Audio Format
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
GPS
Design
Size
Form Factor
Colour
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Battery
Battery Recharge Time
Maximum Battery Life
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Thickness
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter
Keyboard Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Manual
Other Features
Kids Tablet
WiFi

2 Awards

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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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