Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (2012 Model) Review – The Best 9″ Tablet?
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is Amazon’s answer to the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+. It is the top of its range and features a choice of two models, along with with and without adverts versions. Once again, Amazon has priced it below their own costs, to enable people to purchase it and be fully exposed to the Amazon store. It’s an unique marketing play, but if you are a person who orders digitally from Amazon often, then it’s the perfect device for you. It is simple to use, fun, works great and above all, looks great.
This 2012 model price has dropped $110. Check out the latest price at Amazon.
Despite its low price, it’s still beneficial to keep an eye out and look out for any Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Discounts that may come to light, as this can potentially save you even more.
What Makes the Kindle Fire HD so Good?
Firstly, access to all Amazon’s wares are available. That’s millions of ebooks, movies, tv shows, games, apps and so on. The device is once again powered by the powerful Android operating system. It comes in a choice of two devices with 16gb or 32gb storage, plus unlimited Amazon Cloud storage (for Amazon products only). So, you know that your Amazon media will always be protected and there for you whenever you need it.
Beautiful HD 8.9″ Screen
The HD screen display is beautiful. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1200 making this the highest resolution tablet device of its size ever. Video is played at a high 1080p and the overall screen pixel resolution is 254ppi. At this density, you are approaching magazine print quality (which is 300ppi).
It has a powerful 1.5ghz dual processor, and features Dolby quality sound to make this the ultimate media machine, for a great low price. And of course it features regular wireless connectivity as most devices have nowadays.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review – Compare with Other Tablets
The main competition for the Kindle Fire HD is the Barnes & Noble HD+ which features similar specs with the main decision here is whether your affiliation is towards Amazon or Barnes. However, there are other devices which could sway you away from either.
The iPad Mini is a tablet recently released by Apple which has similar specs, but is “freer” than either device in that it isn’t affiliated with either company, yet can easily support either companies media via apps. Also, the iPad Mini has the build and reputation of Apple behind it, but it is more expensive.
The Google Nexus is another product that is comparable. Although it has a smaller screen size of 7″, it still packs a powerful punch as it has a faster processor than the Fire, and storage up to 32gb. If you don’t want to be so tightly involved with a store such as Amazon, this is a good alternative, as it runs off the standard Android OS (Jellybean), and provides more flexibility. It’s also cheaper, but remember, it has a smaller screen.
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review – Specs
- Processor – 1.5ghz dual core
- Storage – 16gb or 32gb
- Connectivity – Dual band wifi for faster downloading
- Display – 8.9″; 1920 x 1200 HD; rich colors, deep contrast
- Sound – Dual Dolby stereo speakers
- Camera – Front facing HD
- Other Advanced Features
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review – Summary
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The ads primarily come on as screensavers and the like and do not really impair the use of the device. Also, if you opt to have the ads, you’ll be presented with even more possibilities to saving money as Amazon uses this service to show off more benefits, discounts and special deals for your Fire HD.
If you are happy to be heavily involved in Amazon products, then this is the machine for you. It is significantly cheaper than anything Apple has to offer, and presents similar hardware for the lower price. This Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review says this is the best tablet for its price range. It is very easy to use, so would be perfect gifts for grandparents or people who are not computer savvy too. It’s powerful, fun to use and offers the latest in managing and displaying all your media needs.
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