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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch

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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.

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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

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.

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Pros
  • Great screen
  • Strong performance
  • Mayday tech support and other helpful software features
Cons
  • No Google Play access
  • $80 more expensive than its predecessor
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).

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Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

90
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The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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