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Amazon Kindle Fire

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and portability. The screen and size are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the reliability, while the storage and battery get negative comments.

usability, size, screen, portability, value for money

battery, storage

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Fire is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Review

 

Complete Amazon experience. Amazon caught the tablet world by storm when the retailer announced its first multimedia tablet for just $199 USD. Is the performance and hardware reflective of the budget price? or is the Kindle Fire greater than the sum of...

Entry-level price ; Excellent connectivity to Amazon services ; Great screen quality w/ Gorilla Glass ; Good speakers ; Acceptable performance ; Acceptable battery life

Little to no extra features ; No expandability options ; Screen can be too small for some ; No haptic feedback ; No dedicated Home/Back buttons ; Glossy surface

Amazon was able to fit good performance, good build quality and good software in its first generation budget tablet. Successors to the Kindle Fire should hopefully only become better from here

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Kindle Fire Review

 

For months prior to the Kindle Fire announcement, pundits were quick to label it “iPad killer.” However, Google has more to fear than Apple: the 7-inch device further fragments Android with a slick new UI that completely disguises (and improves upon)...

Amazon Prime members get additional perk of 100,000+ free movies and TV shows plus Kindle Owners’ Lending Library for $79/year. More user-friendly than any other Android-based device on the market. Perfect for frequent Amazon shoppers, who are treated...

Screen is too small for comfortably reading magazine content without zooming. Limited app selection, especially for Google lovers. Some popular apps blocked from installation at launch (Plex, Zinio, doubleTwist). Facebook “app” just a shortcut to...

While the iPad continues to offer the slickest tablet experience overall, we actually prefer the Kindle Fire for reading books, and the 7-inch form factor is a nice middle ground between smartphones and a 10-inch tablet. You’ll have to pry the iPad 2...

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Kindle Fire Review

 

In this Kindle Fire Review, we are going over its usage model, the dual cloud+local storage and other elements that define the Kindle fire as a mobile portal to Amazon

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Amazon Kindle Fire Review

 

I'll be honest here (I always am?): I don't understand the iPad comparison. The Kindle Fire and iPad 2 couldn't be more different. They are vastly different sizes, shapes and prices. They even serve slightly different functions. The search for an iPad...

EDITORS' CHOICE

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Amazon Kindle Fire

 

Easy to set up ; Easy to use ; Easy to explain ; Simple design ; Cheap price ; Great content ; Portable

No microSD, Bluetooth, camera ; Can get oddly sluggish here and there ; Needs more RAM ; Small 7-inch screen

Amazon has upped its game with the Kindle Fire. The device is the most focused tablet on the market.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Misfires

 

All eyes are on Amazon's Kindle Fire to provide fresh competition for Apple's iPad 2, today's dominant tablet. Not so fast: Beneath Kindle Fire's slick veneer and unparalleled shopping integration lies a tablet that fails to impress as either a tablet...

Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos ; Smooth integration of cloud and local storage

Sluggish performance ; Interface still has some bugs ; Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets

The 7-inch, Android-based Amazon Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.

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Kindle Fire review

 

When planning my review of the Kindle Fire, I knew I'd need two things: time, and a big list of music, movies, and books I wanted to dive into. I say that because I assumed going into the review that the Fire wasn't about to take...

Great Amazon content ecosystem ; User friendly, consistent UI ; Affordable

Software can be buggy ; Amazon Appstore has limited selection ; Uninspired hardware

There's no question that the Fire is a really terrific tablet for its price

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Kindle Fire

 

It seems like ages since Amazon introduced us to the $199 Fire at a hectic New York City event, but in truth that was only about six weeks ago. Maybe our perception of time is warped because we've been hearing talk about this 7-inch Android tablet for...

Incredible price ; Very solid construction ; Easy access to lots and lots of premium media

Middling performance ; No Android Market access ; Occasionally clumsy interface

Amazon's first tablet can't quite match the experience of the competition, but for half the price it doesn't have to.

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Amazon Kindle Fire

 

Editors' note (September 25, 2013): The product reviewed here has been discontinued. Read all about your current Kindle Fire options here .

The Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet that links seamlessly with Amazon's impressive collection of digital music, video, magazine, and book services in one easy-to-use package. It boasts a great Web browser, and its curated Android app store includes most...

The budget price means no premium features (3G wireless, cameras, microphone, GPS, and location services are absent), but the biggest issues are its paltry storage (only 8GB of storage--with no expansion slot), lack of Bluetooth, and limited parental...

Though it lacks the tech specs found on more-expensive Apple and Android tablets, the $199 Kindle Fire is an outstanding entertainment value that prizes simplicity over techno-wizardry.

Editor's Choice!

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Amazon Kindle Fire

 

The quality of pages, on the other hand, is very high. The Silk browser supports Flash and displays full desktop Web pages; you can flip between pages with tabs, and bookmark pages to pin to your home screen. Although the browser doesn't automatically...

Incredible value for the price. Sharp, bright, hi-res screen. Extremely easy to use. Free cloud storage for Amazon content

Sometimes sluggish. Screen can be very reflective. Limited on-device storage

The first easy-to-use, affordable small-screen tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire is revolutionary.

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