In comes the Kindle Fire HDX. It is solid. It supports Dolby Digital, packs a quad-core processor and has a beautiful screen. Here's some things to consider.....
Amazon has today unveiled its new third-generation tablet called the Kindle Fire HDX. Like its predecessors, the device is available in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variants, and both feature speedy quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, high-resolution displays, 2GB of RAM, and stereo speakers.
The larger model also offers an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which is a first for the Kindle Fire lineup.
In addition to the new models, Amazon has refreshed the KindleFireHD to add improved displays, faster processors, and Amazon’s latest software.
There is a big improvement over its predecessor, and it gives the Kindle Fire family a better chance of competing with other affordable slates like the Google Nexus 7. Starting at $229, The 7-inch model offers a 1920×1200 display with 323 pixels-per-inch, as well as up to 11 hours of battery life during “mixed use,” and up to 17 hours of battery life while reading.
The 8.9-inch model, has an even sharper 2560×1600 display with 339 pixels-per-inch, which makes the Retina iPad’s 264 pixels-per-inch look pretty disappointing. It also offers 12 hours of battery life during “mixed use,” 18 hours of battery life while reading, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.
Both HDX variants pack 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, 2GB of RAM, dual stereo speakers, front-facing HD cameras, and 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of internal storage. 4G LTE connectivity is also an optional extra for both models, and both ship with Amazon’s latest Fire OS 3.0 operating system, which comes with features like X-Ray for Music, and Prime Instant Video.
Amazon is also introducing a new feature with these devices called “Mayday button,” which “delivers revolutionary live tech support—one touch connects you to an Amazon expert who can guide you remotely through any feature—24×7, 365 days a year.”
As for the KindleFireHD, 7-inch model, which offers a 1280×800 display with 216 pixels-per-inch, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, stereo speakers, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD offers a 1920×1200 display with 254 pixels-per-inch, the same 1.5GHz processor, a front-facing camera, and up to 64GB of storage with the 4G model.
The refreshed Kindle HD also comes with Fire OS 3.0 pre-installed.