Amazon updates the Kindle Fire HD with dual-core 1.5 GHz processor and 216 ppi display

The Kindle Fire HD now has a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, 1,280X800 resolution and 8 GB of storage, as well as a lower price than its predecessor.
Codrut Nistor,

Yesterday, Microsoft announced its plans to release new Surface tablets. Today, the time has come for Amazon to strike back with style, as the updated Kindle Fire HD is lighter, faster and even cheaper than the previous version.

While the price is not the main strong point of the slate, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos highlighted it as the revolutionary element of the Kindle ecosystem. "Two years ago, we revolutionized the tablet industry with the breakthrough of $199 / €148 price point for tablets- now we're doing it again with the $139 / €103 price point." he said.

The 7-inch tablet has a resolution of 1,280X800 with a density of 216 ppi and its 1.5Ghz dual-core processor no less than 60 percent faster than the previous Kindle Fire. The operating system has been updated to Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”, which comes with the Kindle Fire HDX as wsell.

The updated tablet also features dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio and  rich selection of Amazon-exclusives, such as Prime Instant Video downloads, Second Screen, Kindle FreeTime, or X-Rays. It is already available for preorder at t and will arrive in stores on October 2. 

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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-25 (Update: 2013-09-25)
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Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.