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

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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.
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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 www.amazon.com/fire-hd and will arrive in stores on October 2. 

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2013-09-25 (Update: 2013-09-25)