Kindle Fire (2012)
The original Kindle Fire gets a processor speed upgrade, its RAM doubled, and includes Amazon's new Kindle Fire interface. At $159, it's difficult not to include this on any and all gift lists.
- Overall score: 7.2 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $159.00
The good: The Kindle Fire (2012) improves on its predecessor in three key ways: faster performance, a better interface with cool new features, and a significant price reduction.
The bad: Designwise it's the same Fire from 2011 with no HD video support, no camera, no HDMI, no storage expansion, and no volume buttons.
The bottom line: The Kindle Fire (2012) takes it up a notch in value, but is tethered to the same design oversights of the original.
October 31, 2012 9:37 PM PDT
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