Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch
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The latest Fire tablet has some top-of-the-line specs and nice software enhancements, but Amazon's closed-off ecosystem will continue to be a sore spot for shoppers who prefer regular Android.
- Great screen
- Strong performance
- Mayday tech support and other helpful software features
- No Google Play access
- $80 more expensive than its predecessor
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch
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- 83AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE6 ReviewsWired80Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-InchThe bigger screen is worth the extra money, and you don’t lose any performance, just some portability. And even though it’s more expensive than its smaller kin, it’s still a great value among full-size tablet options.Gizmodo90Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Review: Bigger Is Still BeautiIt has a great screen, a good processor; it's light as a feather, it's a pleasure to hold. This is a good tablet and worth its price tag. But there are almost certainly better deals on the horizon.Engadget80Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-eThe Fire line just keeps getting better ... The screen is great; processing power has been bumped up considerably; there's finally a rear-facing camera; and the hardware is markedly slimmer ... That said, the limitations of Fire OS versus regular Android will almost certainly continue to dissuade some...Laptop Magazine80Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch ReviewEpic battery life combined with a stunning display, helpful parental controls and instant tech support make the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch an excellent tablet for families or new tablet owners. Amazon Prime members will especially love being able to access tons of content for free.CNET90Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: A must-have tabWith 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.PC MagNot RatedHands On With the New Kindle FiresIt's not trying to build all-purpose laptop PCs like Apple is with the iPad, or to focus on productivity like Samsung is. These are tablets to kick back with and read, watch or play.EngadgetNot RatedAmazon debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7- and 8.9-inch tablThe body of the tablet matches up with a number of those leaks we've seen trickling out over the past couple of weeks. It's a more angular thing, trading last year's rounded edges for slanting slopes on the rear. The speakers have been moved from the center to the top of the devices.CNETNot RatedAmazon unveils a trio of new Kindle Fire tablets sGone is the subtle curvature of last year's models in favor of a much more angular backside that maintains a clear space between the speakers and your coffee table when laid down flat. At 0.82 pound, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is the lightest large-screen tablet I've yet heard of.TechHive80Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review: Unapologetically conteAmazon makes the best content-oriented tablet better with a stunning display, new features that enhance movies and music, and a decent camera.MashableNot RatedAmazonâ€™s New Kindle Fire HDX Tablets Pack in PowAmazon has once again redesigned the tablet's magnesium bodies, although they remain black. Both Fire HDX devices feature sharper edges and noticeable chamfers (or bezels) that actually change in size as you move along the base of the tablets, giving them both an edgier, more futuristic look.TechHiveNot RatedHands-on with Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon's next-generThe 8.9-inch version will run you $379, and sports a 2560-by-1600, 339 ppi display. The new screens are easier to read in harsh sunlight thanks to brighter displays, as well as a new dynamic contrast control that kicks in to increase the brightness of shadow areas in onscreen images.SlashGearNot RatedAmazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-onIf the first-gen Kindle Fire was about providing a cheap, portable window onto the Amazon ecosystem, and the second-gen models simply refined that experience to better compete ... the third-gen Kindle Fire HDX finally feel like interesting devices in their own right.
- 90AVERAGE USER SCORE1 ReviewsEngadget Reader90December 31, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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