Amazon Kindle Fire HD Review
A Good Contender in the Highly Competitive Tablet Market? We Think So…
The main rival to the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Apple iPad. When the original iPad was released, it created such a storm that I wondered if any company could ever hold a candle to it. When the "new" iPad (3) was released a few years ago, I felt a little deflated. That was the one I was going to spend my hard-earned money on.
At the time, I hoped for a few things such as native 1080p output through HDMI (without the need for an adapter). Plus the ability to use external memory cards such as the SD range. The advanced apps coming onto the market now take up a lot more space but alas, they never came.
Yes, the retina screen is amazing but not enough to make me want it just yet.
Also, for me the iPad has always been a tad too large for many things. I would rather use a Mac Air for portability and was intrigued when Apple announced a newer, smaller version of the iPad, the iPad Mini (see above).
Amazon then released the latest top of the range upgrade to their Kindle (which we already own and love). It is called the Kindle Fire HD. Wow. Now my thoughts are changing and my budget could be heading Amazon’s way soon.
The Kindle Fire HD comes in two sizes, 8" and 10" (above) versions. They have varying capacities from 16gb, 32gb to 64gb (10") expandable to 256gb with the microSD slot. You also have 4G as an optional extra.
Here are the main specs (8"):
The Kindle Fire HD also has HDMI out. This means you can stream all your movies directly to your HD TV or monitor at home…nice! But, it doesn’t have any way to connect external storage. However, Amazon do give you unlimited cloud storage to securely store all your images and movies. Which is also very nice!
Where to buy
So, before you upgrade your ageing, original iPad or buy your first tablet device, be sure to check out what else the Amazon Kindle Fire HD has to offer. Prices as at March 2018.
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