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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 6.5

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Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Review
With our normal usage, which consists primarily of web surfing and emailing, we're able to soundly get through a solid day on a single charge – so yeah, it's rather average in this day and age.


Amazon seems like they're playing with fire with this tablet, mainly because it's competing in the space as its more prestigious offering in the Kindle Fire HD. Consumers will no doubt take notice of the Kindle Fire 2's $159 price point for a new tablet, but considering that it's only $40 less than the superiorly equipped Kindle Fire HD, we don't see much value or reason to pay less to stick with the non-HD Kindle Fire. In all honesty, you're better off just spending the extra moolah to move up to either the Kindle Fire HD or Google Nexus 7 running unpersonalized Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Software version of the reviewed unit: 10.1.3_user_1326620

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Video Review:


  • Affordable price point
  • Modest performance


  • Lack of personalization
  • Boring design
  • Not enough value over the Kindle Fire HD
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posted on 17 Sep 2012, 08:58 3

1. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Failed to succeesfully create a sequel to the OG kindle fire. the Kindle Fire HD is better in every way

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 11:44 2

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

And nexus 7 is better than fire hd

posted on 17 Sep 2012, 12:23 1

3. Seymour (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)

especially N7's build quality. right?

posted on 19 Sep 2012, 08:47

4. LittlePlum (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)

Can you read a book in the sunlight?

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Display7.0 inches, 1024 x 600 pixels (170 ppi) IPS LCD
TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1024 MB RAM
Size7.44 x 4.72 x 0.45 inches
(189 x 120 x 11.5 mm)
14.1 oz  (400 g)

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