Thursday, October 10, 2013

A New Kindle Fire, Just in Time for the Holiday Season - NYTimes.com

The The “X” in the Kindle Fire HDX is a reference to the screen’s clarity. It packs in 323 tiny dots per inch, making it sharper than high definition.
If it’s October, that must mean the holiday buying season has begun — and that means Amazon will offer a new color tablet.

It’s the Kindle Fire HDX. It costs $230, and it’s terrific. The battery goes for about 11 hours, or 17 in a power-saving, reading-only mode. The stereo speakers sound great. The plastic case weighs less than the prior version and has narrower margins around the screen. There’s a mediocre camera on the front for video chatting (not on the back on the 7-inch model). The one big misfire was putting the power and volume keys on the back; you’ll spend the first week hitting the Off button by mistake while trying to turn it up the sound. Read more...
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