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Initial post: May 31, 2014 3:18:48 PM PDT
16gb vs 64. what does more gb do for me?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 3:19:46 PM PDT
It means you can download and store more content on your Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 3:20:13 PM PDT
Artist says:
It gives you more storage space onto which you can download more content. If you want to download a lot of movies or audio books, get as much as you can afford, because you can't add it afterwards.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 3:24:50 PM PDT
thnx. just returned a galaxy tablet that limits the amount of games etc that you can store on the sd card. If I get a 64gb kindle, do I get to use all that space for storage of my choice?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 3:26:02 PM PDT
thanks. I would want to store photos, games, maybe movies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 3:46:42 PM PDT
Yes, it's not partitioned so you can store whatever you want.

BTW -
16GB (10.9GB available to user)
32GB (25.1GB available to user)
64 GB (53.7GB available to user)

Posted on May 31, 2014 3:49:46 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Fires do not have removable storage (SD cards, etc.) so what comes built in is all there is, unless you have a wifi-accessible external storage device.

You can store anything you want in the space available, which is about 5 or 6 GB less than the full stated capacity because the OS and other system files take up some space.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 4:02:15 PM PDT
Artist says:
I mentioned movies and audio books because they are usually the largest files, especially HD movies.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 5:15:30 PM PDT
thanks!

another question...I have an HD 8.9 but find it hard to surf the net with it. Is the HDX better?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 5:16:11 PM PDT
thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 5:16:22 PM PDT
thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 6:16:58 PM PDT
GnomeEd says:
Define Hard To Surf. Is it slow? Is the keyboard. Is it something else?

What browser are you using?

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 6:22:00 PM PDT
silk browser. (it is a browser?) I swype on the keyboard. Sometimes I get lost waiting for a page to load.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 7:26:11 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
Games are apps and there is a limit to the number of apps you can install on any Android device and both the Fire an the Galaxy Tab are Android devices.

That limit doesn't apply to movies and TV and books, etc. Just to apps.

With the Galaxy Tab you can have an SD card to install all your media. With a Kindle Fire you can't. You're limited to onboard storage. Since movies and TV are very large files you'll find that you're fairly limited with 16 gig if you download movies and TV shows. If you don't it might be enough but I'd still opt for 32 gig at least.

Personally I'd rather have the cheaper Kindle fire with more storage than the more expensive model with less storage. I always get as much storage as I can afford on devices that don't have a micro SD card slot.

Barry

Posted on May 31, 2014 7:55:31 PM PDT
Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 8:48:25 PM PDT
Artist says:
Is you 8.9 slow everywhere, or just with your home connection. Usually, you device being slow has to do with the speed of your internet connection.

In reply to an earlier post on May 31, 2014 8:56:45 PM PDT
I usually only use it at home, but have strong wifi/internet for my phone and pc. Thanks!

Posted on May 31, 2014 10:47:54 PM PDT
Retired EE says:
There is no limit to the number or size of apps you can load on any Android tablet as long as storage space is available. The 1st gen Fires had a storage limit that was set to much less than the total space available. Most devices with SD cards can save a portion of most apps or their data to the SD card, those having OS 4.2.2 or later. They are still limited by the internal storage space because a portion of every app must be stored in internal storage. App storage capacity is increased by the space on the SD card when available. Neither the Kindle, Nexus or iPad tablets have an option for SD cards.

Posted on Jun 1, 2014 9:27:29 AM PDT
thank you so much for the info. I bought a samsung tabpro to replace a netbook that ran xp. It kept freezing and I discovered that I couldn't stream my amazon videos. I returned it before 30days and got an amazon refund. I also have a hd kindle 8.9 which is a few years old. I have pretty much decided that the kindle hdx 8.9 should be a good netbook replacement because of all the good info on this forum.
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