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Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers

Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers

  • 40% faster performance than the previous Kindle Fire, with new processor, longer battery life, and twice the memory
  • Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games
  • Fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • Integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo!, and more, as well as Exchange calendar, contacts, and email

All new Kindle Fire – faster processor, twice the memory, longer battery life. The thin, light, and durable design is perfect for entertainment on the go, so you can enjoy movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, apps, and games wherever you are. Kindle Fire includes free cloud storage for all of your Amazon content, and built-in Wi-Fi for fast web browsing.

List Price: $ 159.00

Price: $ 159.00

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  1. clickz4 "clickz4" says:
    7,411 of 7,552 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Compare FIRE HD to the KINDLE FIRE GEN 2, September 14, 2012
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    clickz4 “clickz4″ (Metairie, LA United States) –

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    This review is from: Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 2:29 Mins

    UPDATE: I bought both a Fire HD and a Gen 2. (as a present to my mother in law) My initial reviews were written after playing with them for like 20 minutes. I merged both reviews into one to really compare the two products. I’m still answering questions in the comments if you have any. And see the video that compares the two and gives a mini tour of the Kindle system.

    My Background: I’ve had 4 android phones, I’ve had multiple e-readers and my latest ‘touch’ device is the Le Pan II Android tablet. I’ve worked on several iPads but never been compelled to spend the extra money for one myself. Wife has a first generation Fire.
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    The new Kindle Fire and Fire HD are the second generation color kindle e-reader/media player/tablet devices. The original Fire received a lot of well earned 4 star reviews. It was a great product but at the end of the day, it was a first generation product. It was no iPad slayer. The Fire HD raises the bar and raises it quite a lot. Jeff Bezos said they set out to make the best tablet available period and -in some regards- they did that in spades. In other ways not so much. (more on this below in the closing thoughts)

    HARDWARE:

    BUILD QUALITY:
    - BOTH are top Notch. I didn’t expect anything less from Amazon but they really are solid feeling.
    - FIRE HD lighter and while it is about the same thickness, the edges are rounded more like an iPad. sleeker look and more comfortable to hold.
    - FIRE GEN 2 is heavier and ‘boxier’ built to more fit existing covers I guess. It’s heavier too.

    SIZING:
    The HD is just a bit taller but a decent bit wider than the Fire. — NOTE pay attention to accessories because THEY ARE NOT THE SAME SIZE. The cover from my wife’s Gen 1 Kindle will fit the Gen 2 kindle (sorta) but NOT THE HD.

    THE SCREEN:
    - FIRE HD SUMMED UP IN TWO WORDS Oh. My. The Le Pan, the iPads and the Gen 2 Fire all have great screens. The Fire HD takes them all out. I read somewhere there was polarizing a filter over the Fire HD screen. Polarizers reduce glare by only letting ‘straight’ light though not off angle bounced light. This makes an enormous difference to this display. The off angle viewing is probably the best I have seen in any flat screen. 6 stars.
    - FIRE GEN 2 Still a high quality screen. I’d same the same or better than any other high end tablet on the market.
    - NOTE A few people in the comments asked about the touch response. – I do not have a problem except in the browser, it is sorta too sensitive. If you move your finger smoothly you can avoid the jitters.

    THE WIFI.
    - FIRE HD I admit only the geeky probably care but the wifi rocks. I have a mimo router and one quick copy from my server and I was getting almost 30MB/s. To put that into perspective, that’s about as fast and an external USB Hard drive can push data to your computer. (USB 3.0 will be faster but they are rare today) — The other thing is that I have a long skinny house and when I’m in the back bath, the Le Pan drops off. (ahem not that I surf on the potty or anything, just when I test it, you know.) With the Fire HD I can surf in the back yard.
    - FIRE GEN 2 still got 20MB/sec. But consider this… at that speed you can fill the entire memory in 5 minutes. Seems good enough to me.

    THE SOUND:
    - FIRE HD ok I’m a bit of an audio snob. The sound is fantastic for being a tablet. Which is to say it’s still only marginally acceptable. You can still buy a $15 pair of Koss KSC75 headphones and blow the speakers away BUT I will say this is the first device I would actually listen to music on. The rest I simply don’t even bother. I suspect most people would call the sound excellent.
    - FIRE GEN 2 still have a very good sound. For the spoken word it would be very fine. For music it is lacking in my book.

    SPEED: Both are quick with the HD being quicker. The Le Pan II is no slouch but I think the HD edges it out. Since the Le Pan apparent died this morning it’s hard to compare. :-(

    NOTE: IT DOES NOT COME WITH A WALL WORT CHARGER It comes with a micro USB cable that can be used with your existing USB wall worts. (ie your cell phone charger) You can buy a rapid charger for it or even plug it into your computer to charge. This is an odd choice from Amazon IMO.

    NOTE 2: Unlike the Gen 1 Fire, (and contrary to what you might have read) the new Kindles DO NOT support flash. Rumor has it you can hack it to install Flash I have not tried yet. I’ll try to run this down by this weekend.

    NEW FEATURES (as promised)

    EXCHANGE CALENDAR SYNC:
    BOTH – Exchange on the Fire (both) just rocks. I really like the calendar app. The contact manager can’t keep up with the one on the iPad but it is sufficient. Ditto the email. But the setup was easy and it seemed fast. Love it.

    SKYPE:
    - FIRE HD Spent…

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  2. Lisa says:
    1,434 of 1,481 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful product and incredible support from Amazon!, October 1, 2012
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    Lisa

    This review is from: Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    I purchased the Kindle Fire ten months ago for my daughter. Three weeks after she got it, it was stolen. Amazon worked with our police department to find the person who had taken it. Amazon first put a hold on the person’s account and shut down the Kindle Fire so it wouldn’t work. Then, once Amazon had a subpoena, Amazon gave the police all the information the thief had registered to my daughter’s Kindle Fire and the police were able to recover it and get it back to us. Since that time, we have purchased an additional Kindle Fire and, just recently, a Kindle Fire HD. We use them like iPads at a fraction of the cost and the number of free books and apps available is unmatched by their competitors. Our oldest Kindle Fire (ten months old) just stopped charging and I contacted Amazon via Live Chat. Immediately, they said they would send me a replacement Kindle Fire and would also email me a printing label for free shipping to return the defective one. Their customer service is incredible! The Kindle Fire itself is amazing. The internet is fast; connects perfectly to all wi-fi; the graphics are clear and sharp; the books and apps offered are endless. My teenager listens to Pandora on it constantly. I’m always reading. My husband checks the sports scores. My young sons are always playing the game apps. We have them protected in KlearKase protectors and have found them to be well-made, quality devices. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a Kindle Fire to anyone of my friends and family.

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  3. Me "Me" says:
    1,237 of 1,285 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best value, September 21, 2012
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    Me “Me” (Florida) –

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    This review is from: Kindle Fire 7″, LCD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    I just received my kindle fire today. I had a hard time deciding between the HD, this, and the paperwhite. I decided on this one, because I really thought I’d like the immersion reading. I have an audible account and I’ve been reading along to the audiobooks. It’s amazing how fast I can get through the books (at 3x speed) and I really retain the info. The immersion reading is super-easy to use and definitely worth upgrading to this. The whole point of the kindle is to read more, and this new feature makes it possible to read 2 or 3 times as many books in the same amount of time. I’m an average-speed reader and was able to read 4 books (with the help of the audiobook reading pace) in the last 30 days and one was the 800+ page Stephen king, “11/22/63″.

    I also tested out the text to speech. It’s a lady’s voice and much, much, easier to understand than the text to speech on my kindle keyboard. It also has many speed options and I think it reads faster than my kindle keyboard version. I am very, very pleased with it.

    It is much more responsive than the previous kindle fire I’m upgrading from.

    If you are worried about the free offers, don’t be. I DETEST commercials and advertising so much, I quit reading magazines and watching television. The offers only show on the startup, no big deal. I already took advantage of a $5.00 credit for amazon video. I was able to rent two movies and it only cost me 89 cents, when it was said and done, and I was planning on renting Hunger Games tonight, anyway. So, so far, I don’t mind the offers at all.

    My favorite feature is the immersion reading and the text-to-speech improvements. I also downloaded all the free kindle books with the free audiobooks for the immersion experience. These are books I always wanted to read,but never had the discipline to just read them. Reading and listening to those books are worth the price of this new gadget, IMO.

    Way to go, Amazon, for a great product and a great price!

    P.S.
    I have an iPad, and the last time I went on vacation, I left it at home and brought only my fire and kindle keyboard. I didn’t miss my iPad at all and this new gen fire is even better. Seriously, it’s that good.

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