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Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers

Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers

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List Price: $ 199.00

Price: $ 199.00

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  1. TL says:
    19,554 of 19,940 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    You Get What You Pay For, September 17, 2012
    By 
    TL

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    This review is from: Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    I’ve been an iPad user since the original came out. I also have an iPad 3. I have worked in IT for the past few years so I would say I am pretty excellent with technology and fancy new devices. With that introduction out of the way, I will be reviewing key points that I have seen touched upon in other reviews. Here goes…

    BUILD
    The device feels nice and solid. I’m a small surprised at how heavy it is, but that’s not necessarily a terrible thing. The rubberized backing is always nice for added grip. It’s not as nice as say unibody aluminum, but it’s not $500 either.

    SCREEN
    The screen is fantastic. But my problem is the same as when iPad got Retina Spectacle, other than the OS, most apps look rather pixelated. A lot of the games I tried are not high definition, at smallest amount not high enough to look smooth on this screen. Hopefully apps get updated to higher resolutions.

    LOCK SCREEN ADS
    Yeah there are ads on my lock screen. I’m not sure why this is such a huge deal. How much time do people really spend looking at the lock screen? The first thing I thought when I saw the ads is WOW the pictures are really crisp! The ads are there to subsidize some of the $200 price tag. I might pay the $15 to get rid of them so I can customize it, but I might not. I feel like this has been blown out of proportion by other customers.

    SOUND
    The sound from the speakers is fantastic. Much better than you would get from more expensive devices, very crisp and sterile. I have the official Amazon case on and it has not affected the sound at all. Not anything much else to say, I doubt anyone will complain about this.

    CRASHING
    I’ve had two apps crash on opening. I don’t know if it is the app or the OS. It’s probably everyplace in the middle. Again, not a huge deal for me. If it crashes, then I just tap it again and it works. I’ve also watched a few movies using the built in player as well as Netflix and Amazon Prime. No crashes for me at all. I’m sure OS stability will be improved as time goes on.

    OVERALL SATISFACTION
    Compared to my iPad 3, obviously the Fire HD is not as “excellent” so to speak. I mainly got it because I wanted something smaller. I also mainly used the iPad to surf the web, watch videos, and play some simple games. The Fire HD accomplishes this and does so much more. If you are in the family tree way an iPad killer, or a desktop replacement, or a productivity machine, then you should look elsewhere.

    I bought this to be a media device, and I believe that is what Amazon meant this to be. In this regard, I reckon this is a fantastic device. In fact, I chose to keep this and sell my iPad 3, which will give me another $200+ to spend on other things. Just remember, this device is not for everyone. If you want a media device, you will be pleased with this. Do not expect an iPad for $200.

    UPDATE 9/18/12
    Just wanted to add a few more things I have noticed over the past 24 hours.

    - Power/Volume Buttons: There are a bit hard to push, which is somewhat alleviated by having the official case. Maybe it’s because I’m a longtime iPad user, but this will certainly take some getting used to.

    - Screen Glare: It took me a small while to see, but I was playing a Seek & Find game while on Caltrain, with the bright Palo Alto sun bright right on me, and didn’t have any distress seeing the screen. I remembered that Amazon mentioned how the screen was changed to reduce glare, and they did an incredible job.

    UPDATE 9/20/12
    Two days later and I am still very pleased with the device. Here are some more thoughts from me:

    BATTERY LIFE
    I have been playing Enigmatis (a hidden object game) for about an hour and a half each day on my commute. This drains about 15 – 20% of the battery with the screen brightness nearly at the highest setting. Again, not iPad gold standard, but still very excellent.

    SYNCING MUSIC
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and used an app called Simple Phone Transfer to get all my music from iTunes onto the phone. It transferred everything, including baby book covers, and I was hoping to find something like that for this device. I tried iSyncr, a $3 app, which did the job, but did not sync over baby book covers. I uploaded all my music into the Cloud, then downloaded it from Amazon, which increased the audio quality for a lot of my songs and added artwork, but this still did not show up on the device.

    I got very frustrated getting all the baby book artwork over and eventually just gave up. It’s not a huge deal but I am kind of anal about those kinds of things. Just a heads up if anyone else out there is crazy about it like I am.

    UPDATE 09/21/12
    I got a call from Amazon Customer Service about this review, which surprised me very much. They advised me the best way to get the artwork to show up is have the songs in both the Cloud Player as well as the device, which I know does work fine. I was…

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  2. W. Hall says:
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    4,342 of 4,519 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Exceptional, September 17, 2012
    By 
    Kate “I Heart Books” (Buffalo, NY) –
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    This review is from: Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    I have been an Amazon customer for years having owned the first gen Kindle and currently the 6″ Kindle. I have bought the 1st gen Fires for my children for Christmas last year and I have bought both the touch and 1st Fire for my father.

    I already own an Ipad and did not feel the need to own a Fire, since I believe they duplicated the same function. I did but place an order for the Paperwhite, but after thinking about it, why not own a full functional device that is more than just an ereader.

    I like the eInk displays and how light the regular Kindles are. One of my main gripes about tables are that they are heavier and you cant read the screen in bright daylight. I’m not really sure why the daylight is such a huge deal for me, since I probably only read outside when I’m on vacation (2x a year).

    Anyway, I cancelled the Paperwhite and ordered the Fire HD. I like it. It is portable, I never take my Ipad everyplace, just too huge. I uploaded my entire music library from Itunes to Amazon Cloud, (so much for life locked down Apple!) and of course all of my books are on it. I evenly borrow books from my local library and was often frustrated that when I was away from home I could not search for books on my regular Kindle, becuase the experimental browser was just not functional enough.

    The sound is incredible as everyone has said, as well as the spectacle. No need to go into detail about what everyone else said. My only gripe is that the touch screen is not really as responsive as I would like, but it still works fine. The spectacle does cut the reflection and you can read out doors. That is not to say there is no glare, it’s just not an unreadable LCD screen any longer.

    As far as the ads go, I don’t find them obtrusive. I like knowing what other people bought or may have looked at. What’s the huge deal? If your acquaintances recommend something to you, do you get mad? Same thing here to me.

    I like that I can sync my send by e-mail and now, really use the Prime streaming video service. Yes, I know I could use the app on my Ipad, but like I said, I like it all packaged neatly here.

    My only question is how many HD movies/TV shows can you download to the device? I like to download them when I travel and delete when I get home.

    If you are an Amazon user, you should know that this tablet is no uncommon that any other device (Apple?) that tries to get you completely integrated into their system. Should not really be a surprise to anyway that all of the shopping experiences point to Amazon.

    I am pleased to have a tablet that is portable and simple to use.

    Fantastic job Amazon.

    My word to the rest of the “reviewers” don’t really own the product, but write reviews on products that you don’t own, to grip about a feature you read about. It’s silly and clutters the reviews for those of us that really like reading what other people are saying about a product.

    **Update 10/1/2012**

    After having my fire for a few weeks I still have very few complaints. I pretty much carry it with me whenever I am out of the house. I like having the selection to read or if there way available wi-fi watch a movie. I wish it came with 4G but I bet it would make the price out of line with other small tablets.

    The only cons I have is the typing experiences. It seems there is not predicitive text for the Silk browser which makes typing a small tough. I hear though there will be an update.

    I dislike fingerprints on the screen when reading, but easily remedied with s soft cloth.

    I have read 3 books and I am on my 4th and the screen is no issue whatsoever. This was my largest concern before purchasing. I have no issue whatsoever. Just so you know, I read a lot and like the Eink Kindles, so this was an experiment to see if I could read for long periods of time with no eyestrain. Not an issue at all.

    All in all I still like it. I have not used my Ipad since getting my fire.

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    Oct 1, 2012 5:13:28 PM PDT

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We’re glad you’re enjoying your Kindle Fire HD, and we are particularly excited to see your encouraging observations regarding the spectacle and sound quality, as the team worked really hard to build an brilliant experience.

    We wanted to answer your question about storage. HD content is much larger than SD content, which is why Kindle Fire HD starts at 16GB – an HD device with 8GB would simply not be enough. On average, a 90 minute HD movie is 2GB and a 45 minute HD TV episode is 0.9GB. With your 16GB Kindle Fire HD, you can have up to 6 HD movies or 13 HD TV episodes. This number will vary depending on the other bits and pieces you have stored or installed on your device.

    We hope this information helps.

    Thanks,
    The Kindle Team

     
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  5. Anonymous says:
    2,694 of 2,841 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Reviews From an iPad User, September 18, 2012
    By 
    W. Hall
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    This review is from: Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers (Electronics)

    Ciao- This is taken from the perspective of a very dire hard Apple/iPad fan. Here goes.

    First, this product is unquestionably incredible. I really went into it in the family tree way to dislike it. I even tried to cancel my order, but I was too late and it was delivered. Thus, I opened the package in the family tree way to have not anything but complaints compared to my iPad3 (or no matter what its called).

    Pros:
    - Image quality is stunning. Really really huge
    - Build quality is, I reckon, really better than the iPad (which shocked me)- The reason is that I HATE holding aluminum in my hands for a long time. It doesn’t breath and when I’m on a hot aircraft, I really despise it.
    - Form factor is FAR FAR better than the iPad. Keep in mind, I travel to China and back all the time, so I really want something that is very portable. The form factor is 100% perfect for traveling.
    - Flawless integration with Amazon’s ecology- This is really the reason I bought it (and size). I really sit there and smile when I use this to get to movies, tv, and all my books and magazines. SMOKES the iPad.
    - Usability it huge. I just turn it on and it works.

    Why only 4 stars?
    - 5 stars to me earnings 100% perfect. This is not 100% perfect, but its pretty darn close
    - No mount? Really? C’mon. It takes hours to charge via usb. I just sort of feel small changed a small. I just used my iPad’s USB charging plug and it works fantastic.
    - I’ve had to restart it 2 era in 4 days. It seems to just sort of get confused when I’m really hammering on it. Restarts take about 30seconds so its no biggie.
    - Amazon needs more apps, terribly. Granted, all I want is books, video, web browsing, send by e-mail, and calendar. It does all this perfectly. But more choices would be nice.

    By and large, I’m guessing my iPad will make its way to the kids now over time. If you travel a lot, want your amazon content, and do basic send by e-mail/web/calendar, etc… this device smokes the iPad. I can’t believe I’m saying this.

    Hope this helps.

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