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The first generation of Amazon's tabletKindle Fire HD impressed with great features at an unbeatable price. Now Amazon has the successor Kindle Fire HDX and HDX 8.9 and presented them with high-end hardware. The two models differ only in the size of their screens. Their displays have diagonal of 8.9 inches and 7. With Full HD, the display of small model dissolves and thus reaches a pixel density of 322 dpi, and the resolution of the competitors Google Nexus 7 . With 2560 × 1600 pixels, the 8.9-inch model sets a new record for tablets of this size. So far, we saw as many pixels only on tablets with 10 inches or more.

The processor in both devices, the manufacturer with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800one of the fastest mobile processors. He has four cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and has 2 GB available. Except 16 GB, there are models with 32 and 64 GB of flash memory.Another option is to LTE. Amazon and integrated HDMI sweeps for Miracast to content wirelessly transmitted to a screen. Since only smart TVs one of the last generations dominate the standard and he barely fit for full-HD movies and games, Miracast is not an effective substitute to the no longer HDMI connection.

Even the front camera with 720p resolution is equal to two tablets. The large variation has additionally on the back of a camera with 8 megapixels, LED light, HDR and panorama mode and auto focus. Thanks to an extremely power-saving mode, the battery will read keep reading over 17 hours and 11 hours in normal use. The casing has 1 mm thinner than its predecessor, and uses an aluminum-magnesium alloy Amazon. Nevertheless, the design remains more appropriate. As accessories there are cases that are attached by a magnet.


Although as with its predecessors is the Android operating system is used, but in highly customized version. Who knows Android, it is hardly visible to the user interface Fire OS 3.0. Furthermore, everything is geared to consume books, movies and other media, links in the Amazon store are present on each screen. To install apps from other sources, or play as a little tinkering with the predecessors to the software and possibly a root be necessary.

Another special feature is the so-called Mayday button: White man in the operation of the Kindle Fire HDX not, press the button and one employee on Amazon via video conference on the tablet. Here, the service staff can only see the contents of the device screen and talk about built-in microphone and speaker with the customer. With the permission of the user of the employee takes the control of the tablet and can solve problems remotely.

The tablet will initially purchase only in the USA. But like its predecessor, it is likely that they will come in the next few months to Europe. The smallest model with 7-inch and 16 GB offers the manufacturer for 229 U.S. dollars, 8.9 inch and 16 GB costs 379 U.S. dollars. If you want LTE, it must pay $ 100. For an increase to 32 or 64 GB of flash memory requires the Amazon 7-inch model respectively 40 EUR and 50 EUR each of the larger model.

This Article is Posted on 25 Sep 2013 in Technology Section and Gadgets