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Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Tech Review

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Posted November 27, 2012 - By Moye Ishimoto

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is here! So maybe you're in the market for a new e-reader. Or maybe you're want something that's cheaper than the iPad. Whatever the case is, Matt Mira and Candace Bailey take a look at the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 for Gadget Pr0n on Attack of the Show, with its 1920x1200 HD display, a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, free unlimited cloud storage and more for only $300. 

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Find the written review after the jump.

What You Need To Know

  • The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is basically the Kindle Fire HD 7 with a larger screen.
  • The design features a large black border, which we found to be a good place to keep your thumb while reading.
  • The beveled back resulted in a more comfortable feel and the rubber layer helped a lot with the grip.
  • Our biggest problem with the design is the buttons, which are very difficult to find with just your finger.
  • The 8.9" IPS screen display is just like the original Kindle Fire, so the viewing angles are great.
  • The resolution is boosted up to 1920x1200, which isn't as high res as the iPad but much better than the iPad Mini.
  • The color is excellent and video looks great on the screen.
  • We did find the display to be even brighter than the last one, so this was an added bonus.
  • The 8.9 features the same hardware as the HD 7 wit a dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM, which is perfectly fine for Amazon's light software.
  • Media played perfectly and games ran smoothly.
  • The speakers are probably the best we've heard on a tablet.
  • Amazon has gone in and completely changed the interface and there's an Android OS buried under their new UI.
  • There is still a carousel effect to the apps and overall, it felt very snappy and not at all sluggish.

Price

  • $299

Rating

  • 4.5 Seals of Approval out of 5.  (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Amazon's media selection is truly exceptional.
  • This is a tablet that's more focused on entertainment than productivity.
  • It's $200 less than the Retina iPad.

 

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