Product Type: Amazon.com Tablet PCs / eBook Readers
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Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Member Name: sunshine81
Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Advantages: More than just an e-reader
Disadvantages: No mains charger included
This was a bit of an impulse buy, I wanted an e-reader but also the thought of a tablet appealed to me. Looking around the shops, everyone seemed to be crowding around the Samsung tablets, particularly the Note, but didn't feel able to justify the cost. I looked at the standard Kindles and didn't feel this would be enough either.
I therefore felt I was buying a happy medium in the Kindle Fire HD and I love it! It has everything I need in terms of being an e-reader, a web browser, it has apps. Just what I want. It is light and sturdy (I have bought a cover and screen protector for it) and fits easily in my handbag so I can read wherever, whenever.
It was easy to set up and start downloading via Amazon as the instructions are really concise. I am particularly impressed with the screen quality. I had not really had much experience of HD before this, but would say it's definitely worth it.
My only complaint is that is does not come with a mains charger. You receive a USB cable to charge it via a laptop, but it states that charging this way is slow, and yes it is SLOW. Even more annoying, therefore, it that the 'official' mains charger has to be purchased separately at a cost of £17.99 (now £12.99). It's also worth commenting that the books seem more expensive than they used to be, though this would not have affected my purchase.
All in all, I have certainly not regretted this purchase and glad I chose it over a more expensive tablet.
Summary: A definite good buy
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