Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch

Specifications

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inchNotebook: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch (Kindle Fire Series)
Processor: OMAP 4460
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX540
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.395kg
Sold in: Anglo-America
Average Score: 74.73% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 59%, features: 62%, display: 86% mobility: 98%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 inch

85% Review Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet | Notebookcheck
The redesigned Fire. The $200 original stood alone when it launched, but more and more tablets are now steadily creeping up towards the price point and giving the Kindle Fire series a run for its money. Now with immediate competition, can the Kindle Fire HD 7 rekindle the budget tablet space?
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
Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs new Nexus 7 2 comparison review: Should I buy a Kindle Fire HD or new Nexus 7 2?
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no denying that (on paper) the new Nexus 7 2 is a all-round better tablet than the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. The only question you need to ask yourself is whether its worth the extra £50; we would suggest that it definitely is.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/15/2013
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 Review
Source: Think Digit English
Before anyone gets confused and starts comparing this with the likes of the Google Nexus 7 and the other Android tablets out there, it is imperative to specify that this tablet is made to work in the Amazon ecosystem. While it may be Android at the very basic level, the Amazon skin completely takes over. Excellent hardware and display make this a very good device to read text on, and the gaming performance is impressive. Buy this, if you want to invest in the Amazon ecosystem of books and apps, because there is no access to Google's Play store.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
Should you choose the Kindle Fire HD or the Kindle Fire HD 8.9? There are three key factors: price, screen size and weight. The 7in Kindle Fire HD costs £159 for a 16GB device, and £199 for 32GB. Move up to 8.9in and the prices are £229 and £259. For that extra cash you get a bigger screen that has better resolution - so if watching HD movies is your thing it may be worth the outlay. But if you are a bookworm, the 7in device will offer a better, lighter reading experience. And save you some pennies.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/08/2013
90% Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet Review
Source: Think Computers English
At the beginning of this review I mentioned that I had two tablets already, which I never use. I think the main reason is their size. They are larger tablets, are a pain to take with me places and at that size I am more productive on an Ultrabook. The Kindle Fire HD is different, its small, easy to take with me places and for what I really want to do on it (read & watch movies) it is perfect. The fact that it is tied into the Amazon ecosystem is not really an issue for me and I would consider myself an advanced user. At $199 for the 16GB version I think you are getting a great tablet that is going to do everything you want and has a great ecosystem behind it for constant new content. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Amazon Kindle Fire HD a 9 out of 10 score and our
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
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
Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Nook HD tablet comparison review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you want a tablet with which to actually do things, the Nexus 7 is the only option here. The other two are consumption devices - designed to be used to enjoy music, movies, games and books, as well as email, social media and web browsing. The Nexus 7 also offers greater variety in the places from which you can source media. But it is not nearly as easy to use as the other two. If you want a simple to use device with which to entertain yourself, you can't go wrong with the Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD. And the greater content available for the Kindle pushes us in that direction.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2012
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HD review
Source: T3 English
Amazon knows its market. This is not a tablet for serious gadget obsessives. This is a tablet for serious gadget obsessive's mothers, fathers and kids. It's tablets made even more simple. For people who want a tablet purely as a way to watch films, read ebooks, play music and browse the web this puts everything within one tap of the touchscreen. It's keenly priced and attractive enough to feel like a serious bit of kit. We'd like a 3G version, but there's no doubt the 16GB or 32GB Wi-Fi-only versions will be a massive hit this Christmas.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Apple iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD head to head review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Overall winner: Nexus 7 Having put all three devices to the test, we have to say the clear loser is the Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Boasting average performance and grating software, the tablet doesn't live up to the standards set by its iPad Mini and Nexus 7 competition, even if it is cheap. That said for new users not embedded within any ecosystem, we have to say the Nexus 7 does offer better value for money, costing £100 less than the iPad Mini while boasting better performance, albeit with slightly less solid build quality.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2012
60% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in Android tablet review
Source: Reg Hardware English
On the other hand, if you're technically competent or very patient or are buying it for someone who is happy to use it for little more than consuming digital media exclusively from Amazon and Lovefilm in the comfort of his or her own home, the Kindle Fire HD is undeniably an attractive purchase. The display is beautiful and, once you've set everything up, the device is pretty simple to use. Nor should you ignore the fact that it is significantly cheaper than any of its competitors while offering double their storage capacity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Amazon Kindle Fire HD review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're after a 7in tablet that's very easy to use, you don't need GPS and don't want to stretch your budget to £200, the Kindle Fire HD is a good buy. However, although Google's Nexus 7 has half the storage for the same price, it's more versatile and has a better range of apps and games and is faster, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% ergonomy: 90%
60% Amazon Kindle Fire HD review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Amazon's tablet is a great buy for Kindle fans, has some handy features for business users, and is certainly well-priced. But it's let down by sluggish performance and an unintuitive interface.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Apple iPad Mini vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7
Source: V3.co.uk English
Even though Apple has the gorgeous design and user-friendly OS, and we’re sure the performance will be super speedy like its current iPhones and iPads, the price just doesn’t add up. Paying another £110 on top of the Kindle Fire HD’s price tag for a device that offers the same storage and high quality screen is a tough sell.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2012
70% Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)
Source: PC Mag English
If $160 is your absolute upper budget limit, the Kindle Fire is a great starter tablet, especially for kids. Amazon's simple interface, protected ecosystem, and forthcoming FreeTime controls help make it a gentle introduction to tablet computing, whether you're playing games, reading comics, or surfing the Web.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
67% Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in review
Source: PC Pro English
If you’re into books and movies, we recommend you wait and see what Barnes & Noble’s new Nook HD – a similarly media-focused tablet, launching next month – has to offer before buying. And if you primarily want to play with apps and browse the web, the Nexus 7 remains the most flexible of the low-cost tablets.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 83% performance: 50% features: 67% ergonomy: 67%
Amazon Kindle Fire HD review
Source: Slashgear English
Just like we mentioned above, the Kindle Fire HD is a mighty fine device. Amazon’s increased the speed and performance throughout, improved the display (obviously) and added even more awesome features. If you don’t mind the slightly subsidized feeling, or pay for the opt-out, you’ll surely be in for an enjoyable experience. In the end we can’t help but feel like this tablet is just as much for shopping and browsing Amazon.com than it is for searching the web and enjoying movies.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2012
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HD (7", Wi-Fi)
Source: PC Mag English
Amazon unfortunately overpromised and underdelivered on performance with this tablet. In his presentation, Jeff Bezos strongly implied that the 1.2GHz TI OMAP4460 processor here is faster than the Nexus 7's Nvidia Tegra 3, by cherry-picking stats. But our benchmarks and performance tests tell a more complicated story.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Amazon Kindle Fire HD Review
Source: Stuff TV English
The fact that doesn't seem utterly bonkers shows just how much the Fire HD has got right: a single log-in to unlock a world of media; a simple carousel to browse your content; and a superb video player. There are some rough edges, including so-so web browsing, a weak app store and too-much shouty Amazon marketing. For the price, though, this tablet is impossible to ignore.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

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 4460: Dual Cortex-A9 core CPU part with NEON SIMDs» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.395 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


74.73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Current Prices

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 16GB
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 8GB
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-09-25)