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Fire HD 7 Tablet, 7" HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black

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  • Beautiful 7" HD display with over a million pixels (216 ppi / 1280 x 800)
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free - including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games
  • Available in five brilliant color choices
  • Fast quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz for quick app launches and fluid graphics
  • Rear-facing HD camera and front-facing VGA camera
  • Create personal profiles, link two Amazon accounts to share books, apps and games, and set device usage limits for kids
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Engineered by Amazon

Real scenarios, real tablets

The scenarios in our latest commercial were shot in real time using our real tablets. The drop test happens so fast that we had to slow it down using a high speed camera to show the more than 3,300 Newtons of force at the moment of impact.

More than 25 rigorous tests

Our tests are designed to simulate accidents likely to occur during your everyday life, from dropping your device onto a hard surface to sitting on your tablet. Although not indestructible, Fire HD tablets undergo more than 25 durability tests and are designed to withstand forces of 1,000 g’s. In addition to drop tests and tumble tests, our tablets endure a wide range of scrutiny to ensure quality, including impact, torsion, and backpack testing.

Powerful tablet, endless entertainment

Powerful quad-core processor up to 1.5 GHz

The fast quad-core processor consists of two high-performance 1.5 GHz cores and two lower-power 1.2 GHz cores running simultaneously for optimal load balancing and power efficiency. With over 2x the speed and over 3X the graphics performance of the previous generation Fire HD, the quad-core processor ensures faster app launch times, smooth games and videos, and better overall performance.

Beautiful 7" HD display

Fire HD 7 features a 1280x800 high definition Gorilla Glass display with over one million pixels (216 ppi) and a brighter display for vibrant colors and whiter whites. Enjoy a great viewing experience at all angles through an innovative combination of IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter. Compare to 6-inch Fire HD

Virtual surround sound with Dolby Audio

Fire HD 7 with dual stereo speakers is 1.5x louder than other tablets under $150, while still delivering crisp, clear audio without distortion. Innovative Dolby Audio technology emulates a 5.1 multi-channel sound field that dynamically adjusts volume to audio content—creating powerful virtual surround sound and easier-to-understand dialogue in Amazon Video movies and TV shows.

Capture life's moments

Rear-facing camera

Fire HD features a 2MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. Our updated camera app also includes photo editing features and a new camera mode with film strip.

Front-facing camera

Fire HD includes a front-facing camera that is perfect for Skype video calls and taking selfies to share via Facebook or email.

Edit and share photos

Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. Sharing your photos couldn't be easier—simply tap on individual images to email them to anyone you like.

Free, unlimited cloud storage

No more worrying about storage space. Get free, unlimited storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for all photos taken with your Fire devices, plus free storage for all Amazon content. See details

Great for the whole family

Unique profiles for each family member

With Profiles, create unique profiles for up to 2 adults and 4 children so family members can share a tablet and still keep personalized settings like email and social accounts, home screen carousel, and even their own level in games like Angry Birds.

Share content with your family

With Family Library, link your Amazon account to that of your spouse or partner so you can easily share apps, games, audiobooks, books, and Prime Video content (Coming Soon) without changing accounts.

Revolutionary parental controls with Amazon FreeTime

Amazon FreeTime allows parents to create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Also, it's easy to set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading. Show me

Amazon FreeTime camera and photo

Kids can take pictures of the world around them or with the family. Let kids explore their creative side with fun editing tools like adding stickers and drawings on their pictures. Parents can easily print them to hang, choose to share with friends and family, or auto-save to Cloud Drive with free, unlimited cloud storage for photos taken with Fire HD. As always in FreeTime, kids are blocked from sharing photos to social media.

Over 5,000 kid-friendly titles with FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together kid-friendly books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows—all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to hits kids love from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

Fire HD Kids Edition also available

The Fire HD Kids Edition includes a Fire HD tablet plus 1 of year Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee–for a savings of up to $95. Learn more

Exclusively on Amazon Devices

All New— Apps that are actually free with Amazon Underground

Fire tablet owners have access to a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free. Experience titles from top developers including Disney, Rovio Entertainment, Gameloft, Zeptolab and Sega of America without ever having to pay for the app or in-app purchases.

Immediate video start with ASAP

No more waiting for a video to buffer every time you hit "Play." ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) learns what movies and shows you like and gets them ready for you to watch. The more you view videos on your Fire HD, the more accurate ASAP becomes, dynamically adapting to your viewing habits.

Watch on the big screen

Fling movies and TV shows from your tablet to your big-screen TV using Second Screen. This turns your TV into the primary screen, freeing up your Fire HD to provide playback controls, a customized display for X-Ray, or simply be a place to email, browse the web, and more while you watch a movie. Second Screen is available for Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Firefly technology for music, movies, and TV

On your Fire tablet, Firefly can be used to recognize more than 240,000 movies and TV episodes, 160 live TV channels, and 35 million songs – in mere seconds. See in-scene cast or trivia for identified movies, or add identified content to your shopping cart.

Android apps and tools
Are you a developer? Bring your app or game to Fire OS. Learn more

Find the things you love easier

Updated user interface—Fire OS 5 is the best entertainment experience on a tablet with quick access to the things you do most. The new home screen includes dedicated content pages for books, games, and apps, video, music, audiobooks, and Newsstand, making it quick to pick up right where you left off. Powered by Amazon’s recommendations engine, you can quickly browse books, movies, TV shows, music, apps, and games suggested just for you.

Apps that are actually free with Amazon Underground

Fire tablet owners have access to a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games, and even in-app items are actually free. Experience titles from top developers including Disney, Rovio Entertainment, Gameloft, Zeptolab, and Sega of America without ever having to pay for the app or in-app purchases.

Read faster with Word Runner

Word Runner is a fun new way to read faster. It keeps your eyes focused on the center of the page and brings each word right to where your eyes already are. With dynamic pacing, Word Runner automatically slows down for difficult words, punctuation, and paragraph breaks. And when you first start reading, it gradually builds up to the speed you choose. If you miss something, just tap and hold the screen to activate the "brake." It instantly pauses Word Runner and lets you easily scroll back and pick up wherever you’d like.

No more waiting

With ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction), Amazon movies and TV episodes are ready for you to watch instantly. ASAP dynamically adapts to your viewing habits.

Integrated on-device tech support

Screen Sharing brings Mayday-powered customer service to Fire tablets. Simply call customer service and Amazon experts can connect to your Fire tablet to co-pilot through features by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself, or doing it for you—whatever works best.

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Price Starting at $69.99
Screen Size 6" 7" 7" 8.9"
Resolution 1280 x 800 (252 ppi) 1280 x 800 (216 ppi) 1920 x 1200 (323 ppi) 2560 x 1600 (339 ppi)
Processor Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core 2.2 GHz Quad-core 2.5 GHz
Battery Life 8 hours mixed use 8 hours mixed use 11 hours mixed use 12 hours mixed use
Audio
Mono speaker,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone

Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone
Wi-Fi Single-band Wi-Fi Single-band Wi-Fi Dual-band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual-band, dual antenna
(802.11AC with MIMO+HT80) Wi-Fi
4G None None 4G model available 4G model available
Camera Front-facing VGA camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing VGA camera +
2 MP rear-facing camera
Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera +
8 MP rear-facing camera
Storage 8 or 16 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
8 or 16 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
16, 32, or 64 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
16, 32, or 64 GB
Free unlimited cloud storage
for Amazon content
Dimensions 6.7" X 4.1" X 0.4"
(169 X 103 X 10.7 mm)
7.5" X 5.0" X 0.4"
(191 X 128 X 10.6 mm)
7.3" X 5.0" X 0.4"
(186 X 128 X 9.0mm)
9.1" X 6.2" X 0.3"
(231 X 158 X 7.8mm)
Weight 10.1 oz (290 grams) 11.9 oz (337 grams) Wi-Fi: 10.7 oz (303 grams)
4G: 11.0 oz (311 grams)
Wi-Fi: 13.2 oz (375 grams)
4G: 13.7 oz (389 grams)
Customer Support Email, web, and phone Email, web, and phone
On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone

On-device "Mayday" button +
email, web, and phone
Stay Connected

Web and email

Ultrafast Silk web browser

Amazon Silk is our cloud-optimized web browser, exclusively available on Fire Tablets and Phones. The latest version includes print support and Private Browsing mode. Private Browsing allows you to browse the web without Silk saving a record of what you visit.

All your personal email

The email app on Fire tablets makes sending email, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple. The app provides full support for Exchange, the world's most popular email providers—Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo!, AOL, and many more. Documents saved from email on the tablet will be automatically backed up to Cloud Drive.

Social media

Facebook and Twitter

Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family. Sync Facebook photos, share quotes and passages straight from your book, and more.

YouTube

Enjoy your favorite YouTube videos—easily discover, bookmark, and view video content.

Enjoy photos and videos

Enjoy and share

Relive your most memorable moments in HD. Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. Sharing your photos couldn't be easier—just tap on individual images to email or to post to Facebook or Twitter.

Free, unlimited cloud storage

Photos taken with new Fire tablets are automatically backed-up wirelessly and available across Amazon devices and Cloud Drive apps so you have access anywhere. See details

Import and edit

Fire tablets make it easy to keep favorite photos and personal videos close at hand. Download your albums from Facebook, transfer from your digital camera using the Amazon USB Adapter for Fire Tablets (sold separately), or add photos and personal videos to Amazon Cloud Drive from your PC, Mac, or phone. Editing on your Fire tablet is just as easy—simply select a photo to begin editing or select from many popular apps in the Amazon Appstore.

Be Entertained

Amazon Prime

Free month of Amazon Prime

If you haven't tried Amazon Prime in the past, we'll give you a 30-day free trial. Experience what millions of members already enjoy—unlimited streaming of hit movies and TV episodes, ad-free access to over a million songs, reading a Kindle book a month for free, and Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items. Learn more

Borrow great books for free

Read for free. With Prime, Fire tablet owners can borrow any title from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library for free, as frequently as a book a month, with no waiting and no due dates. Choose from over 800,000 titles, including all 7 Harry Potter books, and over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers.

Prime Music

Prime Music gives Prime members unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs, thousands of custom-built playlists, and personalized stations with unlimited skips. Load up your library with Prime Music. Find more music from your favorite artists, your favorite genres or let Amazon’s personalized recommendations introduce you to your next favorite band. Learn more

Prime Video

Prime members enjoy unlimited streaming of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV shows such as World War Z, Under the Dome, Downton Abbey, Justified, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, HBO shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, and Band of Brothers, plus Amazon exclusives like Alpha House, Creative Galaxy, Tumble Leaf, and many more at no additional cost. Learn more

Prime Video downloads

Exclusive to Prime members, download over half of our collection of Prime Video movies and TV shows. Watch downloaded videos anywhere—on a plane, on vacation, in the car, or wherever you don't have a wireless connection. Prime Video is the only U.S. online video subscription streaming service that offers offline viewing, included at no additional cost.

Built for gaming

All New— Apps that are actually free with Amazon Underground

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are 100% free. Play great titles like Frozen Free Fall, Angry Birds Slingshot Stella, and Sonic Dash from developers like Disney, Gameloft, Rovio Entertainment, and more.

The best HD games

Fire tablets are built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls. Enjoy best-selling HD games such as Minecraft–Pocket Edition, Subway Surfers, Farm Heroes Saga, and Cut the Rope 2.

Better gaming with GameCircle

Earn achievements, compare scores with friends, or take on the world with global leaderboards. GameCircle titles with Whispersync automatically store your progress in the cloud, so you'll never lose an unlocked level or saved game, even if you delete it from your device.

Play more, pay less

Enjoy great discounts on popular games and apps. Plus, use Amazon Coins to purchase and save on apps, games, and in-app items. Learn more

The biggest movies. The best TV.

The best movies and TV

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and the most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network, including HBO, Warner, Fox, Sony, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM, Universal, Paramount, and more, plus Amazon Originals pilots and series. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

X-Ray for movies and TV

Fire tablets use the power of IMDb to bring Amazon's exclusive X-Ray service to movies and TV shows. Simply tap on any scene to instantly see which actors are currently on screen, jump to other movies in which they star, learn the names of songs as they play, see trivia questions and answers, and explore character backstories.

Immediate video start with ASAP

You shouldn't have to wait 10 seconds for a video to buffer after you press "Play"—it should start immediately. The new ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) feature predicts which movies and TV episodes you'll want to watch and prepares them for playback before you even tap play. ASAP's caching predictions get better over time, so video start times will continuously improve as you use your tablet.

Books and magazines in stunning color

Kindle Unlimited

With Kindle Unlimited, you can read as much as you want, choosing from over 1-million titles and thousands of audiobooks. From mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more, freely explore new authors, books, and genres on any device for just $9.99 a month. Try Kindle Unlimited free for 30 days. Learn more

Lowest book prices

Shop the Kindle Store for millions of books, newspapers, and magazines. Over one million titles are priced at $2.99 or less. Over two million are $9.99 or less.

Share with friends on Goodreads

Find your next favorite book. Now the world's largest e-reading community can connect with the world's largest community of book lovers. Join over 40 million other readers and see what your friends are reading, share highlights, and rate the books you read with Goodreads on your Fire tablet.

Kindle MatchBook

For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases allow you to buy the Kindle or Fire tablet edition for $2.99 or less. Learn more

Read-to-me

With Text-to-Speech, Fire tablets can read English-language content out loud to you, when available from the publisher.

Textbooks for less

College is expensive, but textbooks don't have to be. Save up to 80% when you rent and up to 60% when you buy eTextbooks. Carry less and study anywhere.

Vibrant HD magazines

Our new and improved interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. Plus, most Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Exclusive Kindle titles

Hundreds of thousands of exclusive titles that you won't be able to find anywhere else, including books by best-selling authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, Ian Fleming, Oliver Pötzsch, and Arthur C. Clarke.

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Fire tablets can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.

X-Ray for books and textbooks

Tap on any page as you read to access X-Ray, an easy way to uncover more from the books and textbooks you love. Instantly find chapters and locations that mention ideas, characters, and important places, as well as background info, biographies, and more from YouTube and Wikipedia.

Listen to your favorite books

Audiobooks are great for your commute, while cooking, working out—all those times you can listen but can't read. Audible, an Amazon company, offers tens of thousands of titles, including best sellers, romances, thrillers, and much more. Every book is read by a professional narrator, including leading Hollywood actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal (The Great Gatsby), Kate Winslet (Matilda), and Claire Danes (The Handmaid's Tale).

Choose to listen or read

With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Fire tablet picks up right where you left off listening. You don't have to do a thing—it's automatic. Learn more

Immersion Reading

With Immersion Reading, Fire tablets can now synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience, as well as deepen learning and comprehension. Thousands of Kindle books and companion Audible audiobooks across a wide array of genres are available.

Stay Productive

Fire tablet for kids

Revolutionary parental controls with Amazon FreeTime

Amazon FreeTime is built from the ground up to help give parents peace of mind when it comes to tablet use. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Amazon FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet.

Designed with kids in mind

When kids use Amazon FreeTime, it's like they have their very own personalized tablet. The background color and fonts change to a kid-friendly design, they only see the titles that they have access to see, the home screen carousel shows their recently viewed titles, and they can even navigate visually to content based on characters or topics—for example "Cinderella," "Dinosaurs," or "Puppies."

Set screen limits

Many parents choose to limit their kids' screen time, but doing so without the proper tools is difficult. With Amazon FreeTime, parents can set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories—like games and video—while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Over 10,000 kid-friendly titles with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows—all the types of content that kids and parents love. From just $2.99 per month, enjoy unlimited access to content including titles from Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, PBS, and more. Learn more

Fire HD Kids Edition also available

The Fire HD Kids Edition includes the latest Fire HD tablet plus 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, Kid-Proof Case, and a 2-year worry-free guarantee—up to $95 in savings. Learn more

Enjoy Anywhere

Buy once,enjoy everywhere

Content on hundreds of devices

At Amazon, we make it easy for you to access your content on other devices. The books, videos, apps, audiobooks, games, and music that you buy for your Fire tablet can also be enjoyed on Amazon apps for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, game consoles, TVs, and more.

Whispersync

Start streaming a movie on your Fire tablet, pause, then resume watching the same scene on your TV. Whispersync remembers how much you've watched, read, listened, or played, so you can pick up right where you left off, no matter which device you are using.

Your content in the cloud

Free cloud storage

With every Fire tablet, you get free, unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content including any photos you've taken with your Fire tablet, so you can rest easy knowing that you'll never accidently lose the content you love.

Store your music

Import your entire music library to Amazon Music and play it on your Fire tablet—just tap "Music" on your homescreen to get started. Browse and search your library, create and manage playlists, play your music from the cloud, or download for offline playback. All your Amazon digital music purchases and your first 250 imported songs are stored free.

Free unlimited cloud storage for photos

Your Fire tablet includes free unlimited storage in Amazon Cloud Drive for all photos taken with the device, 5 GB of storage per account, for photos and files you upload from your phone and computer, and free storage for all Amazon content. Access all your Cloud Drive content on your Fire tablet by going to Photos and Docs. See details

Cloud collections

Organize your content library into Collections like "Favorite Books" and "Sports Apps" that are synchronized with your other Kindle e-readers, Fire tablets, Fire Phone, and reading apps.

Technical Details
Display7" high definition touchscreen; 1280x800 resolution at 216 ppi, video playback up to 720p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter
Size7.5" x 5.0" x 0.4" (191 mm x 128 mm x 10.6 mm)
Weight11.9 ounces (337 grams)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
CPU & RAMQuad-Core: 2 @ 1.5 GHz + 2 @ 1.2 GHz , with 1 GB of RAM
Storage8 GB (4.5 GB available to user) or 16 GB (11.6 GB available to user) of internal storage
Battery LifeUp to 8 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, and 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 TimeFully 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 ConnectivitySingle-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 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
4G ConnectivityN/A
PortsSlimPort enabled USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port to connect to an HDTV or VGA monitor with an adapter or to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter
Audio3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus
Content Formats SupportedKindle (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)
SensorsAccelerometer, gyroscope
Camera SpecsVGA Front-facing Camera. 2.0 MP rear-facing HD camera
Location ServicesLocation-based services via Wi-Fi
Available ColorsBlack, White, Cobalt, Magenta, Citron
Additional FeaturesExternal volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories support
Accessibility FeaturesScreen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. Screen Reader features IVONA's award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary. Learn more
System RequirementsFire HD 7 is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
Warranty and Service1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire tablet is subject to the terms found here
Included in the BoxFire HD 7 tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide

Customer Questions & Answers

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By JJCEO #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on October 3, 2014
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I purchased the original Kindle Fire in 2011 and the second generation Kindle Fire in 2012. I gave my original one to my grandson and he is still using it for apps and reading. I liked both of them and I have to tell you that they have held up very well. One is over 3 years old and the other is 2 years old and I have not had any issues with them. Since I have not upgraded in 2 years I thought I would get a new one with a larger memory and a faster CPU and a higher resolution display. There are many improvements beyond even those features.

I have to tell you that overall I am impressed with this new one. I didn't feel the need to purchase a Kindle Fire every year and when I purchased the next one I wanted it to be a definite upgrade step to what I had. I stayed with the 7 inch size as I like to portability and weight for long term reading. I alternate between the Kindle Paperwhite for reading in the daytime and at night sometimes and I use the Kindle Fire for reading in the evening and at night plus browsing the internet and getting email. This new Kindle Fire HD 2014 version is very fast and easy to use. Setting it up for the internet and downloading my apps and books was a breeze. I like the fact that the larger memory allows me to carry more apps and books. The higher resolution of the screen is helpful in reading books as the text is clearer and easier on my eyes than the older Kindle Fires we own. The screen is better for playing apps and watching videos and movies and it is worth the upgrade from the older Kindle Fires.

I like that this version has both a front and rear facing camera. I use the camera a lot on all of my tablets and I own many Apple iPads, Apple iPhone and Android tablets.
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The Fire HD 7 is a great entry-level Fire Tablet that includes a 7" 1200x800 216 ppi pixel density display. Pixel density wise, this is the lowest off all the Fire Tablets but is still decent enough where you're going to get a nice picture on the display. It's by no means an "iPad killer" or "Galaxy Tab killer" and you really shouldn't purchase it for that purpose. This particular model is really tailored to reading Kindle books, streaming video, browsing the web, checking email, and so forth. Bottom line, It's a great deal at $139. I'm going to compare the features of the HD 7 with the features of the other Fire Tablets to help you make an informed decision on which model to go with:

*** DISPLAY ***

The display is a 7" 1200x800 resolution display with a 216 ppi pixel density which is not great, but not horrible either. It is the lowest pixel density of all the Fire Tablets with the Fire HD 6 coming in at 252 ppi, the Fire HDX coming in at 323 ppi, and the Fire HDX 8.9 coming in at 339 ppi. The human eye really can't distinguish individual pixels beyond a density of about 300 ppi so you're not going to be getting a noticeably pixelated display by any means. All in all, this is a nice display.

*** PROCESSOR, GPU, AND ON-BOARD STORAGE ***

The Fire HD 7 comes with a respectable 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with enough power to run almost all of your content with ease, including smooth video playback. It comes with a mediocre 1 GB of RAM which really is not sufficient in my opinion but it is what it is. THis is not an iPad or Galaxy Tab killer by any means, but it gives you just enough power to use the essential Amazon services you need.

The HD 7 is substantially less powerful than the Snapdragon 2.2 GHz and 2.
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I'm writing this review with the benefit of being an experienced Kindle Fire user vs. someone brand new to the Kindle family. In summary, for $139 you are getting a good deal on a tablet computer - especially if you compare it to the $500 or more you can spend on a Wi-Fi version of the iPad. Overall, if you consider the price and the functionality I think this is a great tool / toy if you watch a lot of video or play a lot of games on your device: the video quality is outstanding and you can really tell a difference between this and last year's Fire. If you are a first-time tablet buyer, where price vs. value is a key consideration, or if you are looking for an affordable tablet for the kids, I'd recommend this "regular" Fire HD vs. a more expensive version. If you're comparing last year's HD model to this version and it is operating fine, I'd say save your money and continue to get your money's worth out of that one.

My review below compares a lot of the features of this version of the Fire to last year's Fire HD but also some of the features for a first-time user.

Consistent with my experience with setup of previous models of the Fire, setup took a while: despite being a brand new product, the Fire attempted to download and install several operating software updates. You just need to be patient while it downloads and installs.

Screen Display / Video Playback:

This version of the Fire has a great screen display and looking at the technical specs Amazon made some major changes in the display / resolution, and the picture appears more crisp: I compared the viewing experience watching an episode of The Lost Ship. The display on this Fire was one heck of a lot better in terms of sharpness than last year's model.
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