Amazon Fire HD 7 : Hands On

Amazon Fire HD 7 : Hands On

The Amazon Fire HD 7 is the latest in the long-running Fire line of LCD e readers. The all-new Kindle Fire HD 7 is a full-featured HD tablet at a great price. With a new, dazzling HD display, faster processor, better battery life, and lighter design than the previous generation Kindle Fire, the Kindle Fire HD provides best-in-class hardware and the ultimate HD entertainment while still being superb for productivity and easy to use.

Key Features:

  • 7″ HD touchscreen with advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology (1280 x 800) display.
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPU, with 1GB of RAM
  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi, plus updated e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more
  • USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Mac or to charge your device with the included power adapter
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio engine
  • Free unlimited Cloud storage for all your Amazon content
  • Prime members can now download hundreds of Prime Instant Video movies and TV shows to watch anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, or in the car
  • Powered by the latest version of Fire OS—Fire OS 4.0  “Sangria”
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life with reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music
  • 1 Year warranty

 

PROS

  • Great-looking IPS screen
  • Much-improved design
  • Strong Wi-Fi performance
  • Extensive content selection

 Cons

  • Not much different from the previous generation
  • Occasionally sluggish performance
  • Constant sales pitches

Amazon’s Fire HD is a big step forward. The dedicated e-reader is an endangered species. With a crisp screen, long battery life and robust parental controls, the Amazon Fire HD 7 is a very good budget tablet, but it should come with more storage.