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Amazon Kindle Fire OMAP4430 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Tablet

OMAP4430 1.2GHz 8GB 7" Nov 2012
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Kindle FireAll New Powerful ProcessorWith a new 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, Kindle Fire is faster and more fluid than ever. Move seamlessly across apps and open titles quickly at a touch.... More
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Good Expert Reviews

Tablet computer expert review website gadgetmac.com scored this tablet computer 80%. This means that tablet experts are not that keen on this Amazon tablet computer.

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We checked the user and expert reviews of hundreds of tablets to determine an average rating for each tablet manufacturer. On average tablet computers manufactured by Amazon have good reviews from owners and experts.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of OMAP4430 processor tablets that are a comparable age to the Kindle Fire range from 1GHz to 1.2GHz. When compared to other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire that we have assessed, the Kindle Fire's processor clock speed of 1.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Very Short

The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the shorter OMAP4430 processor tablets that have been on the market for around the same time as the Kindle Fire (only 11.5 millimeters) amongst OMAP4430 processor tablets of this age. The heights of tablet computers of this spec and age range from 11mm to 260mm, and the average height is 160mm.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 120 millimeters, the Amazon Kindle Fire is fairly narrow compared to most of the other tablets that came out more than two years ago. Across all the OMAP4430 processor tablets that have been around for a similar time to the Kindle Fire the widths range from 120mm to 260mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Not 3G Compatible

Like most of the other tablets of a comparable age and type to the Kindle Fire, the Kindle Fire is not 3G compatible.

If you are looking for a tablet computer that is 3G compatible then you might want to consider the Blackberry PlayBook[plb_1787938_price], or the Samsung GT-P5100 Galaxy Tab 2[plb_1586408_price].

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Not 4G Compatible

The Amazon Kindle Fire is not 4G compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other tablets of a comparable spec and age to the Kindle Fire are also not 4G compatible.

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Very Short Maximum Battery Life

The Amazon Kindle Fire has a quite short maximum battery life (only 9 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec tablet computers that were launched around the same time as the Kindle Fire. Across all the tablets that were released around the same time as the Kindle Fire the maximum battery life range from 9h to 1,700h, and the average maximum battery life is 510h.

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Very Thick

Across all the tablets of this type and age the thicknesses range from 9.6mm to 190mm, and the average thickness is 32mm. The thickness of the Kindle Fire of 189 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst similar spec tablet computers that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire

Released Over Three Years Ago

Amazon released the Kindle Fire over three years ago.

Two Processor Cores

Compared to the other nine comparable spec tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire that we have assessed the number of processor cores of, the Kindle Fire is a two processor core tablet computer which is average.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2 processor core tablet computers currently available including the Samsung GT-P5110 Galaxy Tab[plb_1556980_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 7 inches, the Kindle Fire has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other tablet computers that came out around the same time as the Kindle Fire.

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 8 gigabytes, the Kindle Fire has a relatively average internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablets of a similar spec and age to the Kindle Fire.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
24 November 2011

It would only be natural that our first case review for Amazon's latest budge Kindle Fire tablet would be Amazon's very own protective sleeve, the Zip Sleeve. As most of you Kindle Fire users may... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers amazon 8gb16, amazon kndfr8, amazon 8gb16g, amazon 8gb16gb, amazon kndfr8w, amazon kndfr8wi, amazon kndfr8wif, amazon kndfr8wifi
Barcodes 00814916014385, 00848719002621, 00848719003499, 00848719003772, 00848719008630, 00848719039900, 00848719062854

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