Impressive Amazon features and an outstanding display make the the Fire HDX 8.9 one of the best and most affordable media consumption tablets.
Armed with a powerful processor and Amazon's exhaustive content library, the Kindle Fire HDX delivers incredible value for its price, especially for Amazon Prime members.
If you're looking for a pure media consumption experience, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 delivers better than any tablet before it. People looking for something more utilitarian, however, will want to look elsewhere.
The 2013 Kindle Fire HD works perfectly as an e-reader with a few extra tablet features, but users looking to take full advantage of Amazon's ecosystem should pay more for the Fire HDX.
The choice between the Fire HDX 7 and 8.9 will come down to personal preference. Do you want an excellent small tablet or an excellent large one?
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is already out. The 8.9-inch version hits in November with some key upgrades over the 7-inch version.
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The online retailer offers the option of buying the Kindle Fire HDX and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in four installments paid over nine months.
That's $79 less than you'd pay for these two items separately. Oh, yeah, and it comes with a $15 Instant Video credit, too.
The 8.9-inch tablet adds item-identifying Firefly function and audio enhancing Dolby Atmos technology.
Amazon's 7-inch tablet sells for $100 with a two-year contract or $50 when purchased with the Fire Phone.