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Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet Review

Middle of the road performance, but at a jaw-droppingly low price.

November 14, 2011
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Size Comparisons

In the Box

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The Amazon Kindle Fire comes packaged in Amazon's hallmark brown cardboard box, along with a wall charger. Mysteriously absent is a USB cable, but you don't really need one for most content.

Handling

Despite its tiny size, the Amazon Kindle Fire is a bit difficult to hold comfortably. While it is very compact, the boxy edges and surprisingly unbalanced weighting make this a chore to hold over long periods of time with one hand. Though it works at any orientation, you may find yourself holding it by the long edge more often, as it is the easiest way to distribute most of the weight.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Comparison
  12. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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