Another tablet deal, this time its for the previous generation Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet. Upon UK release, this was one of the highest resolution tablets below 9 inchs, featuring an above Full HD 1920×1200 resolution, which is good even today. The screen is beautiful and ideal for LoveFilm (now Amazon Instant Video) and reading magazines. At £127 you are getting a fully supported full size tablet for 7inch tablet price.
So what is the catch?
Well the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not the latest Kindle Fire, which is the HDX range. If you are a hard core gamer, then this might put you off as its 1.5GHz dual core processor isnt a match to the Nexus 7′s Snapdragon processor. However if you are a casual gamer, or just want to watch films, browse online and read then why not save yourself a hundred and forty pounds over the HDX and grab an absolute steal. If you have Amazon Prime you now have LoveFilm (now called Amazon Instant Video) included which for tablets is only available on Kindle Fires. Videos are particularly good on this tablet as the speakers are some of, if not the best of any full size tablet. You also get full access to the Amazon Appstore which is getting better by the day and includes a free paid for app everyday.
If buying for someone who you know would be a “casual” user, or if you dont demand the fastest machine in the world and just want a well built device with a great screen, there isn’t much that comes close to the Fire HD 8.9, except the Nook HD+ which is good but a bit fatter, and cheaper looking and also discontinued.
For Android modders, you can even put KitKat 4.4 on it
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