“The world’s most advanced tablet,” said Amazon regarding its new Kindle Fire HD.
It may sound like it truly is, after it put a cyclone into the tablet marketplace and compromised Apple’s and other competitors’ attention. Who would not want to dare and try this almost-all-in-one package at a much cheaper price of $199 for the 7” version? Featuring a glare-free all-angle-viewing display, superb booming speakers, direct access to Amazon market for almost anything under the sun, and performer hardware specs, this new Kindle must have a lot to say… or hide.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD comes in specifically two sizes: 7- and 8.9-inch versions. There are not much distinction between sizes in terms of design and hardware, except the bigger and crisper display in 8.9” that has 1920×1080 full HD resolution (the smaller has 1280×800 display), and the price that can get up to $599 depending on the package. But for the rest, there is no big concern at all.
The new Amazon Kindle Fire HD is as simple as it gets: sleek black top finish, rubbery protective layer at the back, the wide black bezels that shines a little under bright light, and a solid sturdy screen. The Kindle has 8.8mm in thickness, which is quite awesome for the power and performance it gives at a lesser weight (13.9oz for the 7” version, and 20oz for the other). There’s a prepared mini-USB port almost invisible on the edges, together with the button-type volume rocker (which sometimes is a bit hard to find), an audio port, HDMI, and grill-type speaker windows on both the left and right side of the device. There’s a HD front camera for Skype, but no buttons below the screen, which is unusual compared to modern tabs and smartphones that offer touch-sensitive buttons.
The display is what the Amazon Kindle Fire HD speaks so much about. Aside from the very crisp display resolution at around 245ppi density, the display also features two unique features: the laminated screen glare diffusion technology and the In-Plane Switching for wider-angle viewing. The former uses a solid display material that comes from the fusion of display panel and the touch-sensitive film, which results in zero-air gap for virtually no glare at all even under a flashlight. The latter uses the IPS display technology to provide a more naturalistic color projection for each pixel, plus a perfect viewing angle powered by the advanced polarizing filter added to the LCD.
The display of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is also capable of 10 multi-touch sensitivity that makes the design much more interactive and responsive than other tablets on the market. However, you might wonder if some people would want to put all fingers down the LCD, thinking that the LCD only offers a limited space for both hands. Nevertheless, the gadget is totally something that you want to bring along, thinking that within its 11 hours of battery life, gaming, surfing, reading, music, and HD movies are always on the go. And adding to the spice of everyday enjoyment with this Kindle is the dual-driver stereo speakers hosted by Dolby, bass is not anymore hard to reach and can be felt in every beat without distortion no matter the range and level. (Don’t worry, also, the automatic mode switching from entertainment to music or whatsoever is intuitive enough.)
One big asset of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD, compared to all the tablets on board, is the market itself. Amazon started as a market, and will continue prospering by engaging into a digital market the world cries for before. With this device in hand, you get instant access to TV shows, HD movies, books, digital magazines, music, plus cloud storage, almost free. If you get a prime account from Amazon, much of these features will knock by your door and are offered for free. Unfortunately, when compared to Android and Google stores, your apps from Amazon will only rely on Amazon, and can only be maximized within a limited number of media.
As for my verdict, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a window to awesome doors for intense entertainment and knowledge base on the go. It is a key to keep you engaged to information without getting bored anytime of the day. But for some things you want to consider, this is not really a performer and some had reported lags and halts in performance. Nevertheless, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is ready to burn your time out even when you’re cooking.
Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet Computer Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 10,000.00 (Starting Price)
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