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With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.
While the design and price of the Kindle Fire HDX hasn't changed on the outside, it's been redesigned inside with a new 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor and 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi.
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 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 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 Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9's been cooped up inside our office for long enough. It's time for it to break out of its corporate prison and see what real life is like.
That's for the 16GB model. Get it with 32GB for only $30 more!
When Amazon launched the Fire TV streaming box, we complained that it was too expensive. This new Stick is somewhat less capable than the box but $60 cheaper.
The 8.9-inch tablet adds item-identifying Firefly function and audio enhancing Dolby Atmos technology.