Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
Amazon's best tablet yet, the Kindle Fire HDX has the right price, fast performance, and a bucketload of features. It's also packed with more media-based ecosystem goodness than any other tablet, including Apple's and Google's best.
- Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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Starting at: $339.99
The good: The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart UI additions lead to a simple, welcoming experience.
The bad: The remote video viewing feature won't be ready at launch, and ad-free versions still cost an extra $15. The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies, and there's no built-in storage expansion. Lack of Google Play access means many apps still aren't available. The buttons on the back are sometimes hard to find.
The bottom line: With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
October 31, 2013 3:21 PM PDT
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