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Amazon Kindle Fire HD

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7

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Price $139 to $139 at 3 stores $6 to $249 at 6 stores $379 to $379 at 3 stores $184 to $229 at 7 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 17 reviews 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date September 04, 2012 September 24, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 08, 2013 September 24, 2013
The Bottom Line With a beautiful screen, refined interface, and huge coffer of media consumption options, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Kindle Fire as it should have been. The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet. Armed with a powerful processor and Amazon's exhaustive content library, the Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members.

Basic specs

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Weight 13.9 oz
12.2 oz
0.64 lbs
13.2 oz
10.7 oz
Height 7.6 in
5 in
7.9 in
6.2 in
5 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
Info unavailable 2 GB
OS provided Amazon Android
Info unavailable Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Info unavailable Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Info unavailable
Flash memory form factor Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
1.5 GHz
Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
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