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Kindle Fire—now with a stunning HD display, faster processor, and longer battery life.

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Pros

It’s much more affordable than other brands and the previous generation Fire

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It has a clear display

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Everything works quickly

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Cons

It doesn’t have a camera or a microphone

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It has less power, less battery life and weighs more than many new tablets

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The Kindle Fire HD 7” Tablet comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor to provide speed for videos, apps and games. It includes 1GB of RAM and internal storage choices of 8GB or 16GB. It has a 7-inch touchscreen with a high-definition resolution of 1280 by 800. Additional features include Wi-Fi connectivity, a USB port and parental controls. 

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Features

  • HD display (216 ppi / 1280x800)
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Fast web browsing
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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What's Included

  • Kindle Fire 7" HD tablet
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • 5W power adapter
  • Quick Start guide
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Technical Details

  • Display: 7" high definition touchscreen; 1280x800 resolution at 216 ppi, video playback up to 720p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
  • Size: 7.5" x 5.0" x 0.42" (191 mm x 128 mm x 10.6 mm)
  • Weight: 12.2 ounces (345 grams)
  • CPU & RAM: 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, with 1GB of RAM
  • Storage: 8GB (4.7GB available to user) or 16GB (12.0GB available to user) of internal storage
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary
  • Charge Time: Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
  • Ports: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to charge your device with the included power adapter
  • Audio: 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio engine
  • Content: Formats Supported Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope
  • Location Services: Location-based services via Wi-Fi
  • Additional Features: External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers (no microphone support)
  • Accessibility Features: Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Kindle Fire features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in dictionary
  • System Requirements: Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
  • Warranty and Service: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms 
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Fire OS 3.0

The Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" includes cloud services, media libraries, a content-forward user interface and other features.

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Wed & E-mail

  • Silk Web Browser - This browser is cloud-optimized and fast 
  • Personal E-Mail - The e-mail app allows you to use your personal email from a variety of providers 
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Social Media

  • You can easily connect with social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube 
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Photos & Videos

  • You can view photos and video with the photo app, and share them on social media 
  • You can download images from a computer, phone or Facebook 
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Television Viewing

  • You can put your tablet monitor onto the television screen with a Miracast-enabled accessory or TV.
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Audiobooks from Audible

You can listen to books with Audible Audiobooks. The Whispersync feature allows you to switch between reading the Kindle book and listening to the audiobook version.  

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Kindle for Work

  • E-Mail and Documents with ActiveSync, Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Kindle at the Office - connect to the company Wi-Fi network 
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Kindle FreeTime for Kids

  • Parents can control children's use with Kindle FreeTime 
  • Kindle FreeTime is personalized for kids
  • You can get FreeTime Unlimited with books, educational apps, games and other entertainment from $2.99 a month
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Compare Chart

 
 
  NEW - Kindle Fire HD NEW - Kindle Fire HDX NEW - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
         
         
Price $139 $229 $379 $269
Screen Size 7" 7" 8.9" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (254 ppi)
Processor Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Dual-Core 1.5 GHz
Battery Life 10 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use
17 hours when reading
12 hours mixed use
18 hours when reading
10 hours mixed use
Audio Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers,
Built-in Microphone
Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
4G None Optional Optional Optional
Camera None Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing HD camera
Storage 8 or 16GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16GB or 32GB on Wi-Fi device
32GB or 64GB on 4G device
Dimensions 7.5" X 5.0" X 0.42"
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
7.3" X 5.0" X 0.35"
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
9.1" X 6.2" X 0.31"
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
9.4" X 6.4" X 0.35"
(240 X 164 X 8.8mm)
Weight 12.2 oz (345 grams) Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11.0 oz (311 grams)
Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (374 grams)
4G: 13.5 oz (384 grams)
20 oz (567 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone
Email, web, and phone
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Capacity Options

  • 8 GB
  • 16GB
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