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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)

fyyrest0rm's picture
Written on Friday, November 8, 2013
Pros: cost, crystal clear display, tablet + reader
Cons: glass glare, no google play store

As an avid reader, I was excited to get my hands on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch tablet. While other Kindles are strictly eBook readers, the Kindle Fire family includes a great many features that are found on other traditional tablets. The Kindle Fire is basically Android-based, but it uses a slimmed-down version of the operating system. Because of that the Google Play store is not available on the device. Instead, Amazon has its own app store for customers to use. While the number of apps available in Amazon's store is great, it simply doesn't compare to the official Android store.

Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch
Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch

Other than that, however, the Kindle Fire HD 7-Inch is absolutely spectacular. The display is bright and the colors are brilliant. The weight of the device is a bit much, and after a while my arm gets tired of holding it, but it is still relatively lightweight when compared to other tablets.

Perhaps the best part of this tablet, however, is that aside from the tablet functions, it is actually an excellent eBook reader. The only real issues with using the Kindle Fire as an eBook reader, however, are two-fold. First, the Fire uses typical backlighting, which quickly tires the eyes. Second, unlike other Kindle devices with e-Ink technology, the glass produces a great deal of glare when used in direct light or sunlight. That being said, though, anyone looking for a nice little tablet at a great price will likely find the Kindle Fire perfect.

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Type: Tablet
Brand: Amazon
Category: Gadgets
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