"Even with inherent limitations, I learned to love it."4.0 starson by Reveroph
Pros: -Perfect size
-Bright, vivid screen
-Good battery life
Cons: -No external volume buttons
-Limited access to apps
-Carousel-style interface becomes a chore if you have a lot of apps
-No customizability without third party apps.
Summary: This is a fine piece of hardware for basic internet use, video and audio streaming, reading, and casual games. It's extremely easy to use right out of the box. My Fire is primarily used for reading before bed, and as a radio in the morning. I do, however, have some frustrations about Amazon's imposed limitations. Instead of getting your apps from the vast Android Market, Kindle Fire apps come from the Amazon App Store, which has a much smaller selection (note that the selection of books and movies for Fire is huge, I'm just talking about apps). I'm also a big fan of customization, which isn't AT ALL a feature of the Kindle Fire without third party installations. I've made a lot of tweaks to my Fire to get around the issues, and now I love it, but I did have to jump through some hoops to get the tablet I wanted. Would I buy it again? Probably not; if you value customization and app selection like I do, go for an actual Android tablet. On the other hand, if you just want a well-constructed, budget friendly, easy to use tablet for reading, movies, music, and internet, this isn't a bad choice at all.