So, as the apple ipad at last gets a completly smaller version, the Kindle Fire HD gets a rather larger one.
Both types are, essentially, similar as the modern variants of their respective series. On the other hand, both are oddly sized additions to their respective families. The apple ipad Mini is 7.9 Inches and so isn’t, accurately speaking, a 7 Inch tablet and, to not be beaten, this new Amazon kindle fire is 8.9 Inches so is therefore not, strictly speaking, a 10-inch version of the (usually 7-Inch) Amazon kindle fire hd.
Traditionally, tablet pc’s come in 2 sizes, 10″ and 7″, and both sizes have their advocates, just as much as both sides have advantages and disadvantages. I confirmed this new Kindle Fire in an attempt to find if larger actually is better…
Maybe I’d have been more contented comparing the Kindle Fire HD to a Google Nexus as an alternative. The Nexus 7 is, in fact, the one tablet in Kindle Fire’s price range that matches it for efficiency, specifications and reputation.
Initially a 7″ tablet, the 10″ Nexus 10 was released to about as tepid a welcome as George Costanza’s wig and sold pretty poorly from there. In fact, there’s only around 680,000 Google nexus 10 models presently in use, which looks terrible, particularly in comparison to estimated 6.8 million Nexus 7 tablets.
Why is this? The Nexus 10 was nearly as good a pc tablet the Nexus 7 (and also the Asus nexus 7 is an incredibly, excellent tablet). However, for some reason, it just did not cut the mustard.
Perhaps it’s a size thing. Larger tablets simply aren’t as lightweight (or as inexpensive) as their lesser counterparts. Basically, it seems that when individuals go big, they go iPad.
Seemingly, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is identical classy, cosmopolitan accessory as the standard Kindle Fire HD, however it’s just a little bit bigger this time around. This means these have a similar duel WiFi aerial, the same amazing array of downloadable apps and content and also the same particularly designed Dolby surround sound system.
The 8.9 version + Kindle Fire HD is a great deal more expensive than the 7″ model. For example, I can buy a 7 Inch Kindle Fire HD (with free delivery, no less) from Amazon for £160, but the 8.9-Inch version, which is, barring one or two minor differences, the identical tablet, will set me back about £230. That is a lot to consider.
Now, I have talked (at great duration) about the Kindle Fire HD in a variety of other places, so I’ll basically summarise here in order to save space and avoid repeating myself.
The Kindle Fire HD is really a stunning success of condensed computing; it offers a simple, likeable user interface, outstanding media playback with a fine array of applications to boot. The Kindle Fire HD is a wonderful all rounder that offers great value for money is a very good choice for that commuter, first-time buyer and/or the casual user.
Experienced programmers may find the Fire HD restrictive (Amazon are notoriously heavy-handed about what you can and can’t install, for instance) and its not on the level of an apple ipad or even a Surface in terms of processing muscle. However, it is an outstanding product overall.
The 8.9 Inch version differs in only the one, achingly obvious, way.
The size increase does benefit from a bigger screen, that’s a real boon to a visually impaired user, but beyond that, this indicates slightly superfluous. The increased size makes the Kindle Fire HD feel that much more cumbersome and clumsy, whilst also making it less prone to fit on your bedside, or as snugly right into a handbag or rucksack.
The disparity in size is not as harsh as the 10″ model would have been, but it is certainly noticeable. #On the# one hand, it is nice to possess increased choices, but on the other…
Fundamentally, the smaller size of the Kindle Fire HD is among its main selling factors. Cheap and cheerful, the 7 Inch Kindle Fire HD was seemingly made for livening up tedious train journeys, replacing the book on your nightstand and like a perfect journey companion on the last-minute getaway. Conversely, the 8.9″ version lacks the majority of these charms, whilst at the same time also missing the processing muscle of the 10″ tablet.
This new Kindle Fire HD remains to be a exceptional tablet, but the size (along with the cost) increase doesn’t seem prone to make it many new friends. Do not get me wrong, I’m a fan of the series, but I forecast this one sharing a similar fate to the Nexus 10.