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Amazon Kindle Fire 8GB 7" Tablet

Android 8GB 7" Slate Nov 2012
Operating System Installed Internal Storage Capacity Display Diagonal Form Factor Release Date
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12 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

This Amazon tablet computer has received seven awards from tablet computer experts.

PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and I4u.com all said that this tablet computer was superb and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

This Amazon tablet computer was given a "Silver" award by both Pcper.com and Custompcreview.com, both of which said that this tablet computer was very good.

The editors of two other expert review sites both said that this tablet computer was good. Hothardware.com gave this Amazon tablet computer an "Approved" award and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on fifty-seven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com the average expert rating of this tablet computer is 72 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. Cnet.com scored this tablet 73 out of 100 and said on CNET.com “The $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry”. Pcmag.com said “The first easy-to-use, affordable small-screen tablet” . Expert website Hothardware.com wrote in their review of this tablet “The Kindle Fire is Amazon's attempt to blaze a trail in the low cost Android tablet market” .

Some customers reckoned that the Amazon Kindle Fire was a bargain for the price. Cnet.com wrote in their review on CNET.com “In the world of tablets, there are great products and there are cheap products.” and scored this tablet 4 stars. Cnet.com also wrote “Very few great, cheap products”. Expert website T3.com scored the Amazon Kindle Fire 5 stars and mentioned “Unlike Apple products, refreshingly cheap” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Expert review site Arstechnica.com wrote in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire six years ago “Nook Tablet are both vying for that special place in consumers' hearts reserved for inexpensive consumption devices.”.

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Easy to Use

Several Amazon Kindle Fire reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Expert website Digitaltrends.com said “The Amazon Kindle Fire strips out frivolous tablet features in favor of a low price, ease of use and outstanding content” and gave this tablet a rating of 4 stars. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned “It's also very easy to use”.

One Amazon Kindle Fire owner thought this tablet had a good interface. Expert website Pcmag.com said in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire “Immediately use, with a simple, clear interface” .

One Amazon Kindle Fire owner who reviewed the Amazon Kindle Fire considered that it had a good experience. Six years ago expert website Maclife.com wrote “While the iPad continues to offer the slickest tablet experience overall, we actually prefer the Kindle Fire for reading books” in their Amazon Kindle Fire review.

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Robust

One Amazon Kindle Fire owner who reviewed the product considered that it was well made. Expert website Techreviewsource.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “A solid little brick at 7.5 by 4.7 by.45 inches (HWD)” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

One Amazon Kindle Fire reviewer who purchased it considered that it was sealed. Six years ago expert review site Techreviewsource.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “There are no slots or tabs; both the memory and battery are sealed in” in their review of the Amazon Kindle Fire.

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Good Size

Two Amazon Kindle Fire reviewers thought it was compact. Six years ago Toptenreviews.com mentioned “The Kindle Fire is a great tablet if you are searching for something that is compact and affordable”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert review site Wired.co.uk wrote “It's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a bag or even the glove compartment of a car”.

Nice Design

Several Amazon Kindle Fire owners who reviewed the product thought it was good looking. Expert website Theregister.co.uk gave it a score of 75 out of 100 and said six years ago “The Kindle Fire is a nice-looking tablet, and, at 200 bucks, Amazon is going to sell a shedload of them” in their review of this tablet.

One Amazon Kindle Fire owner mentioned in their reviews that the Amazon Kindle Fire was ugly. Mobiletechreview.com mentioned in their review of this tablet “And LooksThe Kindle Fire is a basic black slab that's by no means unattractive.”.

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Good Battery Life

One Amazon Kindle Fire reviewer considered that the Amazon Kindle Fire had a good battery life. Expert review site The-Gadgeteer.com wrote in their review of this tablet “The reasons why I like the Fire are its price, compact size, nice display, snappy performance and good battery life”.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who purchased it said that it had good features. Expert website Notebookcheck.net said “Let's face it; the Amazon tablet has less games, less apps, less features, less screen real estate, less customization” in their review of this tablet. Bigpicturebigsound.com wrote six years ago “The iPad peforms better, with better features”.

Flash Storage Media

This tablet supports a Flash storage media, which is typical of many tablet computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Good Connectivity

One Amazon Kindle Fire reviewer who purchased this tablet thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website I4u.com wrote “If you can live with modest connectivity and being solidly tied to Amazon for reading” in their Amazon Kindle Fire review.

Good Brand

Amazon is one of the superior tablet brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Amazon also has good ratings for its tablet computers.

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2 Reasons Against

Not 3G

The Kindle Fire is not 3G. Most of the other tablets of this type and age are also not 3G.

If you want a tablet computer that is 3G then you might want to look at the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2342985_price].

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Not 4G

Like most of the other comparable spec tablets that were released more than two years ago, the Amazon Kindle Fire is not 4G.

If you are looking for a tablet that is 4G then you might also want to consider the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2342985_price] which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Amazon Kindle Fire

Released Over Four Years Ago

This tablet computer was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 7 inches, the Amazon Kindle Fire has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec tablets that were released more than two years ago.

If this tablet display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Samsung GT-N8000 Galaxy Note[plb_2342985_price] (10.1" and higher rated).

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Average Internal Storage Capacity

At 8 gigabytes, the Amazon Kindle Fire has a relatively typical internal storage capacity compared to most of the other tablet computers that have been available for a similar time to the Kindle Fire.

If this tablet computer internal storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Barnes & Noble NOOK HD[plb_1902966_price] (16GB), or the Amazon Kindle Fire HD[plb_2174852_price] (16GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Platform
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Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Storage Media
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Display Diagonal
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Technology
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Camera
Second Camera
Video Recording
Built-In Camera
Networking
3G
Data Network
Wi-Fi Standards
Bluetooth
Top Wi-Fi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
Document Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Accelerometer
GPS (satellite)
Position Location
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Battery
Browsing Time
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Wi-Fi
USB Connector Type

Expert Reviews

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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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