Hey everyone, welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Comparison! Today we look at the two latest generation Amazon Kindle Tablets, the Fire HDX 7 and NEW Kindle Fire HD. We put these two devices head to head to see how video, audio, eBooks, magazines, newspapers and comic books look. If you are thinking of upgrading to, or buying one for the first time and torn between what to buy, this review is for you.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 features a seven inch capacitive multi-touch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The resolution is a huge upgrade from the previous generation which only had 1280 x 800. HD videos on Netflix and HD comics from Comixology are the most noticeable improvements. Magazines actually don’t see any improvements as the ones purchased from Amazon seem to be scaled down to be functional on their entire line of devices. In a direct comparison to the 3rd generation Kindle Fire, they looked exactly the same. Underneath the hood is a quad-core 2.2 GHZ processor and 2 GB of RAM. You have different models for storage and the entry level model has 16 GB of internal memory. When you take it out of the box for the first time there is only 8.8 GB of memory to play with and there is no expandable memory via SD.
The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2013 edition features a 7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1280×800. The resolution is not as great as the HDX tablet, but is still fairly respectable compared to most of the competition out there. Underneath the hood is a dual-core 1.5 GHZ processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. The Fire HD does not have a web-cam so it is unable to take advantage of the new Amazon Mayday feature, which gives you on-demand assistance from tech support staff 24/7.
In our heads to head comparison we show you everything these guys can do or can’t do. We put the same magazine, eBook, newspaper, comic book and videos side by side so you can get a sense on any differences and gauge what device might be best suited to you.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.