Kindle Fire – Best E-Book Tablet of 2017
Best E-Book Tablet of 2017
There is a lot of hype about the Kindle Fire, but what is it exactly, and what is it capable of? The Amazon Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet which can be used for reading, listening to music, gaming, watching the video, and emailing. If you buy a Kindle Fire directly from Amazon, it will come pre-programmed with your login information so you can just confirm your password and you are all set to begin.
The categories on the home screen are news stand, books, video, documents, music, web and apps, and every e-book you have ever bought from Amazon will be preloaded into the device for your reading pleasure.
The same applies to any music you bought, and of course, you can head to the app store on Amazon and purchase anything else you like. The ‘Amazon Silk’ browser is speedy and intelligent, remembering where you often go and storing your preferences for future online browsing. Sites which do not have mobile versions tend to load well too, including features like embedded video.
The Kindle Fire has 8GB of storage space, which is enough for 800 songs or 10 movies, and there is no option for an SD card like on the Nook tablet. A brand new Kindle Fire costs around $200, which is a fraction of the expense of an iPad, so if you are looking for a tablet which can handle books, music, video, and the internet but are not so bothered about a camera or microphone, then the Kindle Fire is something you should seriously consider.
Webmaster’s foot note: This is one I wanted to ad a personal note too. The Kindle is the one I use to do my entire tablet checking of websites with. Well, that and much more Amazon will give the Apple lovers a run for their money. Amazon shows why it is the true leader in tablets with a more robust interior and everything you could need to get going right in the basic package. From day one it has been trouble free light and a powerful tool to help me make sure our sites are as mobile friendly as possible. You can pay more for the Apple if you like, but personally, all you will be getting is less change back.
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Fire HD 8, 8″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black
Fire HD 8, 8Oh in researching this Oh I just want one myself I mean I have a Fire HDX that is only a year old that I love but this is just so awesome the hardware in it is just impressive. Let’s look… A) Can you say quad core in a tablet freaked wow! And expandable to 128 GB of memory come on this is a tablet I’m beginning to think Amazon hires wizards to take desktops and magically shrink them or something. This system is showing why in my opinion Apple’s are nice but the true leader is Amazon they win on what is in them, services included in the purchases and price is what I would consider so far below the over inflated Apple is just going ahead and spend the money on the Apple if you just like throwing money away but if you want to do real tablet computing look no further than the Kindle series. Only real choice is which screen size is right for you. Now normally I am of the mind bigger is better I mean my desktop is quad 27 inch curved LED monitors, so I like my real estate but in a tablet I want on the go computing and want it in a fairly compact model for weight reasons. Now like I said this is the main choice in my mind is size pick what works better for you just keep in mind bigger will also add weight so over X hours of use this becomes noticeable. My thoughts may not be yours.
Tips for Choosing the Best Tablet
One of the first tablets was the iPad in early 2010, but tablets have come a long way since then. The iPad was not the first tablet ever made, but it is one of the most iconic. A lot of people automatically buy an iPad if they want a tablet, but what is the best buy for you? Today there are lots of different tablets available, including the iPad, Nook, Kindle Fire, and much more, so it can be confusing to pick just one.
If you want something for general use, a tablet small and light enough to hold in one hand, and something which a color screen, offering you the possibility of buying apps, music, video or ebooks, then the Kindle Fire is a strong contender. It is too small to replace your laptop but a handy addition to your other gadgets. This device is not the best if you are planning to use a tablet for work, but it is perfect for entertaining, whether you fancy playing games, watching a movie or relaxing in bed with a gripping e-book.
A Kindle Fire is only 7 inches long so it can be slipped into a large pocket or small bag, unlike an iPad which is too big to do that with. If you are buying your first tablet and you do not necessarily need a camera on it, then the Kindle Fire might suit you perfectly, especially if you love the fact it is small and lightweight yet easy to use, with hours of battery life before it needs charging.
Fire HD 10, 10.1″ HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black
Fire HD 10, 10.1Ok this is really more of a footnote review as much of what I said in the 8 inch applies here. The main difference in this model unlike previous releases of Kindles is the size. Now with that said you can see what is in it by reading the review for the smaller screen they, for the most part, have the same guts which are just downright awesome. If you want a personal look read my seven inch HDX model is what I have although in researching these I am in love with this, and you know I not only know geekdom but live the computing walk so for a tablet series to even catch my eye let alone get my brand of approval is a huge testament to the quality and total service that you get with your purchase. Kindle just plain rules sorry Apple users but Kindle just not only kicks Apple but it leaves no prisoners. So back to this the main difference does you 1) need the bigger screen and 2) do you want the bigger screen because need and want are two very different question to ask yourself. You need it if you are looking to run a business from the road. You want it if you like big mobile movies and such. You need it if you use it as a mobile computer you want it if it really looks cool. Now with that said remember size means extra weight which if you are propping it up in landscape mode and almost using it as a notebook then weight might not be much of a factor but if you are holding it in portrait and using it as a clipboard then weight might be a serious factor so keep all that in mind when deciding on which model is right for you.
Kindle Fire HDX 7″, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB (Previous Generation – 3rd)
Kindle Fire HDX 7This one I can write about personally I got it about a year ago so I would be able to test mobile layouts on my sites and make sure I am serving up user-friendly tablet layouts. After much researching and of course comparing it to the Apple IPad, I decided on the fire HDX 7 inch for a few reasons. Seven inch because when I checked browser states the 7 is actually far more popular than the bigger screens, and I wanted to see the tablet world as the vast majority of my users did and therefore decide to resist the temptation to go bigger. I also at the time chose the Kindle over the Apple for a few key reasons here they are. A) Kindle just plain kicked the butt of the Apple with what is in it. The processor was more robust, memory was double that of the Apple and believe it or not Amazon service is just awesome. Amazon also sends you a machine that is good to go everything, and I do mean everything you need is in it I first downloaded some apps until I realized the Kindle apps were just better, easier and did the job so much better. It is fast, crystal clear and a nice size to weight ratio. All in all, if I had to pick starts, it would be 5 out of 5 now with what I use for a desktop that is saying a lot. As you know, we are geeked to the max our systems are just downright kicking butt and take no names. So for me to be impressed by a computing system is a huge compliment. I can’t wait to see the new generation.
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
Kindle Fire Wi-Fi, Full Color 7With more than 11,000 5-star reviews, this has to be one of the most popular items on Amazon. It seems that everyone is crazy about this little device! It feels a little heavier than older Kindles so if you are upgrading from an older model bear in mind you might need to rest this one on your lap rather than just reading one-handed. It is only a few grams difference though so you might not even notice. You get 5GB of free online cloud storage with the Kindle Fire, which is an enormous amount. This Kindle can also handle MP3, magazines, and video. It makes a fabulous Christmas or birthday gift, or you can buy yourself one. The resolution is high, and it is simple to work, making this Kindle Fire an absolute pleasure to use.
Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB
Includes Special Offers (Previous Generation – 3rd)
Kindle Fire HD 7The rubber back on this is nice to grip, and the Kindle feels solid and sturdy in your hand. The display is excellent, and the speakers give high-quality sound. This is not in the same league as an iPad, but it is not supposed to be. Instead, it is more of a media device which you can use for entertainment – reading, watching videos and listening to music. It is half the price of an iPad too, so if you are looking for something to keep you entertained without the high price tag Apple likes to put on its devices, the Kindle Fire 7" could be absolutely perfect for you.
Kindle Fire Accessories
If you are going to buy a Kindle Fire 10, you might be interested in getting some accessories too. It is worth protecting your Kindle Fire with an Amazon Kindle sleeve, so you might like to choose a red, green, gray, black or blue nylon sleeve with a zippered closure. This will protect every angle of your device and keep it free from scratches. The sleeve is light enough not to add extra bulk but thick enough to offer a high level of protection.
Another option is a leather cover, in black, brown, charcoal, green or pink. Choose the Marware CEO Hybrid if you want a 100% leather case which will allow you to stand your Kindle up for hands-free reading. This case has padded tabs in the corners for added stability and protection. There is also a hand-strap so you can hold your Kindle in a comfortable one-handed grip.
Something else you might like to consider as one of your Kindle Fire 10 accessories is an ‘Armor Suit Military Shield’ which is a screen protector. This is UV-resistant for anti-yellowing and very transparent. The self-healing technology will get rid of any minor scratches on the film, and it has been precisely cut for a perfect fit.
Do not worry about getting scratches on your new Kindle Fire 10 if you are using one of these. The screen will also be protected from rain, debris, sand, and dust. This screen protector peels off easily and does not leave behind any stickiness, but once you have tried it, you will probably want to keep it on for the life of your Kindle Fire 10.
Kindle Fire Video Review
Watch this video review of the “iPad mini vs. Kindle Fire HD.”
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