Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comparison

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (2013)
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

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Price $269 at 2 stores $339 to $379 at 3 stores $189 to $259 at 11 stores $119 to $139 at 3 stores $154 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.9 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 12 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date September 05, 2012 November 08, 2013 May 10, 2013 September 24, 2013 September 25, 2012
The Bottom Line If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere. 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. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. 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. The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.

Basic specs

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Weight 20 oz
13.2 oz
0.64 lbs
12.2 oz
1.13 lbs
Height 9.4 in
6.2 in
7.9 in
5 in
9.45 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
OS provided Info unavailable Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Info unavailable Android 4.0.3
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Info unavailable IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Flash memory form factor Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
2.2 GHz
Info unavailable 1.5 GHz
1.5 GHz
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