Amazon Kindle Fire 7"

Specifications

Amazon Kindle Fire 7"Notebook: Amazon Kindle Fire 7" (Kindle Fire Series)
Processor: OMAP 4430
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX540
Display: 7 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.413kg
Price: 200 euro
Average Score: 71.9% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 54%, features: 46%, display: 83% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 61%, emissions: 98%

Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire 7"

84% Amazon Kindle Fire 7" Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
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 its parts?
Amazon Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Fire has thinner borders around the screen than the Fire HD, and looks less clunky and old fashioned. It still won't win any style awards, and it's not especially light at 400g - the same weight as the Fire HD, give or take. The Fire measures 189 x 120 x 11.5mm, making it 17mm shorter and a fraction thicker. Its design is different to the Fire HD in that it's very similar to a traditional E-ink Kindle, and designed to be used in portrait mode.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2013
70% Amazon Kindle Fire HD review: now cheaper but is it a good buy?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Kindle Fire HD wasn't the best 7in tablet when it launched in 2012, and even at the new lower price, it can't really compete with newcomers including Tesco's Hudl. The Fire HD locks you into Amazon's world, which still lacks the breadth of choice compared with Google Play.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 80%
Amazon Kindle Fire vs Kindle Fire HD comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Although a £129 tablet sounds tempting, the Kindle Fire isn't nearly as good as the Fire HD. It really is a no-brainer to spend the extra £30, since you get an extra 8GB of storage, a higher-resolution screen, better speakers, volume buttons, an HDMI output and twin antennae for the Wi-Fi radio (and Wi-Fi also works on 5GHz, which means it's much faster if you own a compatible router). Bear in mind that Google's Nexus 7 is more versatile than both Kindles and doesn't lock you into buying content from Amazon.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/19/2012
Google Nexus 7 vs Apple, Samsung and other tablet rivals
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall it looks as if the Nexus tablet has got its main competition licked, although like every new player in this market it will struggle to take on Apple's iPad. Perhaps it's just down to Microsoft and its Surface tablets to challenge the Cupertino giant.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2012
100% Amazon Kindle Fire review
Source: T3 English
When reviewing the Amazon Kindle Fire we found ourselves constantly revisiting the price point and, with that firmly in mind, were probably willing to cut it more slack than we might have had it cost the same as the Motorola Xoom, or Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
60% Amazon Kindle Fire
Source: Techtree.com English
For Rs 14,000, the tab offers a good capacitive touchscreen, a long battery life, and decent multimedia options. However, the lack of an app store and Cloud support (for India) is a letdown. Moreover the sparse connectivity options also weakens the device's case as a good tablet. However, if you are looking for a budget tablet, the Kindle Fire is definitely is a better option than Reliance 3G Tab and the Spice Tab Mi-720.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
The Kindle Fire: The End of Books?
Source: Tom's Guide English
Unless you have someone begging you for a tablet for the holidays, we suggest holding-off until after the new year, and waiting for Amazon's next tablet offering. Purchasing the Fire will make you an early adopter, rushing to buy a tablet from a company that is new to this game. Plus, with quad-core tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime now and/or soon hitting the market, you might be thankful that you waited.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2011
75% Amazon Kindle Fire
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Kindle Fire is a nice-looking tablet, and, at 200 bucks, Amazon is going to sell a shedload of them. Its flaws are well balanced by the low price, and it's a logical upgrade if you're already a Kindle owner and you want to buy videos, music and apps from Amazon, not just books.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
Amazon Kindle Fire Review: Can $200 Buy a Great Tablet?
Source: PC Perspective English
Overall, the Fire strikes me as a tablet for people who don’t like tablets. It’s for the person who would never think of connecting an external keyboard. It’s for the person who doesn’t see the point of holding up a screen and swiping around to navigate the web when they can plop down in front of a PC. It’s for the person who wouldn’t touch Android gaming with a ten-foot pole. For this user, most of the Fire’s downsides are irrelevant, and it all comes down to watching movies, listening to music and reading books. My only question is - how many consumers fit this niche? I guess we’ll find out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2011
70% Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Source: Techspot English
My out of the box experience with the Kindle Fire was not as good as I had expected. Sure, the very initial setup was a breeze, since it logged in my Amazon account automatically (which it won't do with devices bought at retail stores or ordered from Amazon as gifts), but the user interface somewhat got in my way, and the touchscreen didn't always seem to respond well in my first hour of use. Having to hunt down the missing hardware button functionality for home and volume also took some getting used to. But after a day or so of using it, I'm pretty much settled in. I initially thought I would end up returning the Kindle Fire, but now I think I'm going to keep it. I like its media consumption abilities, and I like the compact form factor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Kindle Fire Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Kindle Fire is a device that does exactly what Amazon wanted it to: it is affordable and provides an easy way to consume more content from Amazon. This is definitely not a “killer” for larger and faster tablets, but at the very basic level, it is a good multimedia player with a store access, and it is basically the best mobile interface to Amazon.com.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2011
Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Source: Netbookreviews.net English
Amazon have really struck gold with the Kindle Fire. They have managed to produce a high quality tablet at a price that many thought impossible. Sure, the Fire isn’t as feature packed as the iPad, lacking a camera and other features such as GPS, but when you compare $199 to $500+ it really is quite remarkable just what you get for your money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2011
Amazon Kindle Fire review
Source: Liliputing English
The Amazon Kindle Fire is a good, but not great device for reading books, watching movies, playing games, and surfing the web. But for $200, you’d be hard pressed to find a better device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2011
50% Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: Which Should You Buy?
Source: PC World English
Winner: Neither
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Amazon Kindle Fire
Source: PC World English
The Amazon Kindle Fire makes trade-offs to achieve a $200 price. It's easy to dismiss some of the compromises and weaknesses of the Kindle Fire as the sacrifices necessary to achieve a price point, but the reality is that the Fire may not meet your expectations if you're looking for an Apple iPad 2-like tablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire
Source: PC Mag English
The Kindle Fire is one of a kind, at least this week. It's the first affordable, easy-to-use general-purpose tablet. It doesn't replace the Apple iPad: It complements the iPad, which is bigger, more powerful, more expensive, and has far more apps. While there are other good small tablets out there, most notably the Acer Iconia Tab A100, they're also more expensive and just more fiddly. While geeks have more options with a "generic" Honeycomb tablet, non-geeks get less guidance as to what to do with them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire Review
Source: Stuff TV English
Amazon’s laser focus on media means the Fire is a superb value cloud gadget, but it’s no iPad killer
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Amazon Kindle Fire review
Source: PC Advisor English
In many ways, the Amazon Kindle Fire isn't trying to beat the iPad or the Android-tablet masses at their own game. The Kindle Fire is doing its own thing, and going after a totally different audience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2011
Is the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire a Good Tablet Option for Students?
Source: Student Buying Guide English
At the end of the day you have to decide what your needs are and which tablet device might suit you better. Sure, there are a ton of other tablet options out there, but frankly I think it’s going to come down to Apple and Amazon being the big players in the tablet market. If you’re starting to shop for a tablet these are the two to start with when looking. If you need a fully fledged tablet that would allow for video chat, using productivity apps and taking advantage of a vast library of software already available then the iPad is the way to go if you can afford it. If you just want something for being able to browse the web or watch movies on the go, so long as you know you’ll have access to wi-fi where you plan to use it, the Amazon Kindle Fire is a good fit.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2011
Amazon Kindle Fire eyes-on [Video]
Source: Slashgear English
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2011
Amazon Kindle Wi-Fi vs Sony Reader Wi-Fi (PRS-T1) e-reader head-to-head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
It's a tough choice. On one hand, the Kindle is perfect for those on a budget as it's cheap, has a long battery life and plenty of content. However, for an extra £25, we're tempted to go with the Sony Reader as it's lighter, has better build quality and touch-screen functionality that makes it so much easier to use.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2011

Comment

PowerVR SGX540:

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


OMAP 4430: SoC with two ARM Cortex-A9 cores including NEON SIMD engine and a PowerVR SGX540 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.413 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Amazon: The US online shop markets its own tablet computers


71.9%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Devices with the same GPU

» Panasonic Toughpad JT-B1
OMAP 4460, 7.0", 0.549 kg
» Asus Fonepad
Atom Z2420, 7.0", 0.34 kg
» Motorola RAZR i
Atom Z2480, 4.3", 0.126 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch
OMAP 4460, 7.0", 0.395 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1")
OMAP 4430, 10.1", 0.585 kg
» Toshiba AT200
OMAP 4430, 10.1", 0.535 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» NVIDIA Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Acer Iconia B1-721
Mali-400 MP, Mediatek MT8312
» HP Slate 7 Plus 4200ef
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 3
» Huawei MediaPad 7 Vogue
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620
» Google Nexus 7 2013
Adreno 320, Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064A
» Acer Iconia B1-A71
SGX531, Mediatek MT8317T
» Lenovo Ideapad A1 VD21EGE
SGX530, OMAP 3622
» HTC Flyer 7-Zoll WiFi + 3G
Adreno 205, S2 MSM8255
» Acer Iconia Tab A100
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250)
» Creative Ziio 7
unknown, ZiiLABS ZMS-08
» Dell Streak 7
GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), Tegra 2 (250)
» Yukyung Viliv S7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 500, Atom Z520

Devices from the same Manufacturer

» Amazon Fire
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 4.7", 0.16 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch 2013
unknown, OMAP 4470, 7.0", 0.3 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 7.0", 0.303 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch
Adreno 330, Snapdragon 800 MSM8974, 8.9", 0.4 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch
SGX544, OMAP 4470, 8.9", 0.567 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)