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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch

from  $179.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire brings a lot of welcome upgrades and is sure to be a big seller this holiday season.

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Pros
  • Great screen
  • Long battery life
  • Lots of welcome enhancements to Fire OS
Cons
  • No Google Play access
  • Starting price includes Special Offers
  • No video-out port
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

100
Ivoryblue08
The Kindle Fire 7 is amazing! It's lightweight, durable, has a nice design,...read more
100
mackvet
At 71 and computer savvy I am not intimidated by the electronic field. I have...read more
90
jethoman
I was really wanting a tablet was my grad school class. I had bought my textbook...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
82
Average Critic Score
 
90
Engadget
If you're searching for that perfect starter tablet for a loved one, the HDX is a compelling proposition with plenty of user-friendly features and specs that match the Nexus 7 blow for blow.
 
90
TechCrunch
It combines reading, watching and customer support into a package about as thin as a Reader’s Digest. Is it a great general-purpose tablet? No. But if you use it as directed, you’re going to be very pleased.
 
80
SlashGear
It’s fast, portable, and well constructed, and if you’ve bought into the Amazon ecosystem – or are looking for a one-stop-shop in which to set up your digital life, that isn’t Apple – then the Kindle Fire HDX makes a compelling argument to be that shopfront.
 
80
Gizmodo
The Kindle Fire HDX does the things that tablets do, and in almost every case, it does them the best.
 
80
PC Mag
Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is the simplest high-quality small-screen tablet you can buy, and ease of use doesn't come at the cost of performance.
 
90
TechHive
Offering winning "second-screen" content features and real-time video tech support, Amazon delivers a beautifully designed tablet that climbs to the top of the 7-inch heap.
 
80
Time
If you buy into the basic proposition that Amazon is offering, I think you’ll like the Kindle Fire HDX. And stay tuned: The Fire OS 3.1 update, with TV connectivity and other features, should make the HDX feel like a new tablet all over again just a few weeks after its launch.
 
70
USA Today
Amazon now claims more than 80,000 third-party apps in its app store, but that's a fraction compared with what Android and iOS have available.That's one of the reasons why it's still hard to declare the Kindle Fire HDX as the best tablet at any price. But I like it a lot.
 
80
Laptop Magazine
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX packs a gorgeous 7-inch display, a very fast processor and one-touch tech support into a sleeker design.
 
80
GigaOM
I am actively and seriously considering making the ... Kindle Fire HDX as my auxiliary tablet and ebook reader. Yes, it is not cheap, but given how much of my life resides on Amazon’s servers ... and how often I order stuff for my home from Amazon, it will be a worthwhile investment.

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