Kindle Fire HD review
By Preston Gralla | Computerworld US | Published: 14:00, 15 September 2012
The Kindle Fire HD is not a general-purpose tablet, despite Amazon's claims that it's "the best tablet at any price". It's really not.
Instead, despite some shortcomings, the device is a simple, elegant way to tap into the vast Amazon ecosystem of books, media, movies, music and video, and it does a superb job of it.
If you're looking for a true general-purpose tablet in the smaller 7-inch size, you should look elsewhere, especially to the Google Nexus 7, which takes full advantage of the latest Android iteration, Jelly Bean. But if you're a fan of Amazon and its entertainment services, buying this tablet is a no-brainer. Even if you already have a first-generation Kindle Fire, you may want to try it out. Once you see the improved screen and new features such as X-Ray for Movies and X-Ray for Books, you may well decide it's time for an upgrade.