The Buyer's Guide

Find it, buy it and tell us how you really feel.

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon Kindle Fire

product image
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.

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

Read Full Review
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
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.

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

74
 

User Reviews

70
Charlie
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
70
carlosvasquez
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
90
Thom92
loved it took it with me always however it was stolen in jan of this year and...read more
Write a Review

Score Breakdown

 
80
Average user Score
 
70
Charlie
10.10.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
70
carlosvasquez
05.19.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
Thom92
03.17.13
loved it took it with me always however it was stolen in jan of this year and i need to replace it
 
60
boobay
12.13.12
A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
 
70
Njans
10.19.12
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
70
ShadowBallerX
08.14.12
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
kanjisasahara
08.07.12
It does everything I want to do well. Reading books, streaming video, and catching up on news with the various apps. It lacks features in other tablets, but for the price and capability I can't ask for anything better. If you don't want or need the capabilities of an iPad but still need a tablet, then go for the Kindle Fire, you won't regret it.
 
80
texaschance
08.05.12
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
70
lilbukka
07.25.12
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
adisan
06.26.12
great for books, books with no pictures, but again just great. audio and video is good. flash sometimes works and the browser sometimes suck, together with flash.the display is just great, perfect rez and aspect ratio for this size.i can connect it to a computer through an USB cable, great and just simply drag and drop docs, that's is just plain simple use. want more? you have to root it and turn it into what it's not, an android tablet what it's an amazon tablet and all the good features are on the amazon side where money can be made (by amazon)

Related Video

Amazon Kindle Convert

Amazon Kindle Convert

Posted 02.03.15

The Latest

07.05.19
This week in tech history: Amazon's 25th birthday
07.05.19 in

This week in tech history: Amazon's 25th birthday

Amazon is one of the most influential companies of the internet age, but it's also one of the most controversial.

View

Sponsored Links