Kindle Fire HD
Amazon's follow-up to the original Fire gets it right with a great-looking screen, incredible-sounding speakers, and Amazon's huge treasure trove of books, video, and music. Paying $199 for something rarely feels this satisfying.
- Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 14 user reviews
Starting at: $169.99
The good: The Kindle Fire HD has a most impressive-looking 7-inch tablet screen, its speakers deliver killer sound, and its refined interface is the best gateway to Amazon content for Prime members. New enhancements fill its $200 price to the brim with value.
The bad: Performance is sluggish at times and the Fire HD is less comfortable to hold than the Nexus 7. The curated app store means many apps and games are not available. There's a $15 opt-out for ads.
The bottom line: With a beautiful screen, refined interface, and huge coffer of media consumption options, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Kindle Fire as it should have been.
October 31, 2012 9:37 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Eric Franklin
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