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Initial post: Nov 28, 2012 8:09:00 AM PST
I want to purchase the Kindle Fire HD for the purpose of playing games either alone or with our grandkids. What is the advantage of purchasing the 32GB over the 16GB?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:10:43 AM PST
quilt lover says:
More storage. There is no way to add additional memory, so if you can afford it, go for the one with more storage.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:11:13 AM PST
16 more gig. If you're not going to download video, 32GB is probably a lot more than you'll ever use.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:15:51 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2012 8:16:42 AM PST
If you think you might download (as opposed to streaming) videos, or if you'd like to put a lot of music on it, go for the higher storage. For games and other apps, you might just want to go with the smaller. Also, game apps you buy at Amazon can be stored into the cloud, so you can keep some games loaded (and stored on your Kindle) but keep the ones you are not currently using in the cloud, then dowload when you want to play. This works out well if you have wifi conveniently available.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 9:51:08 AM PST
S. Beardsley says:
I've been debating the 16 GB vs 32 Gb also. I'm planning on using ours to watch movies, but can anyone tell me if a 1.5 GB download speed (it's the fastest we can get in the rural area we live in) is fast enough to stream movies without interruption? If not, I'll go with the 32 GB and plan to download movies.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:53:12 AM PST
The best way to tell that is to just stream something. There's free stuff to stream at Hulu and Crackle.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:02:58 AM PST
quilt lover says:
We can stream ok where we are, but with satellite there is a monthly download limit so you should check into that.

Posted on May 31, 2013 1:49:50 AM PDT
I am having the same problem, but I figured for 30 extra bucks for double the memory, why not? That way I know I will have enough space and will help the download speed. I have the 1st gen Kindle Fire (8gb) and have had problems streaming/downloading Amazon Instant videos because it said I had too much content downloaded and not enough space for the one movie/show I was trying to watch. So, I had to un-download all my books, which was only about 200) and a few apps (I really only have about 50 of those) just to watch one show. Since I do not want to do this again, I am going with the highest gb I can. Now, I just not sure of the "special ads"... It says it is only on a locked screen and will not interrupt anything that you are doing so I can save a little bit of money there.
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