The Fire HDX 8.9 is the most powerful of Amazon’s new lineup of consumer-oriented slates for 2014. The device runs on a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, which Amazon claims has a 70% faster GPU than the previous Fire HDX model. It sports an 8.9-inch display with 339 ppi resolution and Dolby Atmos audio, designed to entice consumers who use their tablets as an entertainment device.
This tablet also includes a front-facing HD camera and an 8MP rear-facing one, capable of shooting 1080p video. The device has a micro-USB port for charging, which can be transformed to an HDMI, VGA, or USB port via SlimPort adaptors.
- Best-looking tablet screen on the market
- Slim, lightweight design
- Good performance
- Long battery life
- High-quality Camera
- No microSD memory card slot
- Heavy Amazon advertising
Quick TakeThanks to its outstanding hardware, the 2014 version of the Fire HDX 8.9 is one of the very best mid-size tablets on the market. The strong ties to Amazon’s webstores might turn away some potential customers, though.
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