Amazon Kindle Fire

74
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

Amazon Kindle Fire review

Amazon's first tablet can't quite match the experience of the competition, but for half the price it doesn't have to.

Pros
  • Incredible price
  • Very solid construction
  • Easy access to lots and lots of premium media
Cons
  • Middling performance
  • No Android Market access
  • Occasionally clumsy interface
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Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

60
marcdryan
I just finished packing up my Kindle Fire to return to Amazon. Let me say in...read more
90
rmcvey
I am growing to really like this device. It's obvious that Amazon designed...read more
70
falleninsea
It’s strange that I keep finding myself saying “for the price” when I...read more
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7.1
Average Critic Score

Design and form factor

7.1
 

Display

7.1
 

Storage capacity

5.3
 

Features

7.0
 

Durability

8.0
 

Ease of use

7.4
 

Portability (size / weight)

7.6
 

Battery life

7.0
 

How It Stacks Up

82

Engadget

82
 

Critic

87
 

User

80
 

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82

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Critic

82
 

User

67
 
74

Engadget

74
 

Critic

73
 

User

80
 
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