Amazon updates its tablet line: Kindle Fire HD for $139, Kindle Fire HDX 7” and 8.9” on the way
As expected, Amazon has updated its Kindle Fire tablet family. And it’s one impressive update. E-tail giant continues to challenge traditional Android tablet OEMs with incredibly low price points for the quality of devices offered.
Let’s start with its cheapest member – Kindle Fire HD.
It replaces the old cheap and underperforming Kindle Fire, and does that at an even lower starting price point of $139.
Specwise Fire HD comes with:
- 7” 1280×800 IPS display
- 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB (5.1GB available to user) or 16GB (12.2GB available to user) of internal storage
- Bluetooth, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n
- USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 7.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.42″ (191 mm x 128 mm x 10.6 mm)
- Weight: 12.2 ounces (345 grams)
The place of the old 7” Fire HD is taken up by Kindle Fire HDX 7″:
It starts at $229 and comes equipped with:
- 7” 1920×1200 display
- 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 16-64GB of internal storage
- Front facing HD camera
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
- Optional LTE connectivity
- Dimensions: 7.3″ x 5.0″ x 0.35″ (186 mm x 128 mm x 9.0 mm)
- Weight: Wi-Fi—10.7 ounces (303 grams); 4G LTE + Wi-Fi—11.0 ounces (311 grams)
And, Amazon also has a new top of the line 8.9” tablet Kindle Fire HDX 8.9”:
Starting at $379, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” has specs more or less the same as the 7” HDX, adding 8.9” 2560×1600 display and 8 megapixel rear camera to the mix.