Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" 

Released September, 2012
  • Wi-Fi
  • 7"
  • 1280 x 800
  • 16 GB
7.8 Out of 10

The new display is much nicer, a 1,280 x 800 IPS panel with a pixel density of 216 ppi.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)
When viewed next to the Nexus 7, the Kindle Fire HD’s display is clearly crisper and has better contrast, though neither can compete with the latest iPad’s Retina display.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Kindle Fire HD 7"
6.5
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Kindle Fire HD 7"
10.0
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Kindle Fire HD 7"
9.3
Battery life, SunSpider and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kindle Fire HD 7"
7.2
Reviews from wired.com

7.8

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kindle Fire HD 7"
7.8

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7"


8.0
It turns out “cheap” was quite the trump card, and despite its many quirks, the Fire was a huge smash.

6.3

Overall

7.2 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Price

But things are different now, and other manufacturers have come out with devices that hit (or come close to) that magic price point.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)

Operating system

Some sites lacks the smooth scrolling evident in the rest of the operating system.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)

Display

It won’t eliminate glare entirely, but it does have less glare than the iPad and Nexus 7, making it easier to use in less-than-optimal lighting situations.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)

Weight

But what the Fire HD has gained in 2-D real estate, it’s lost in height and weight, measuring 1 millimeter slimmer and 18 grams lighter.
by Wired (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Screen resolution 1280 x 800
Screen size 7"
Pixel density 215 ppi
Built-in light LED backlight
Screen type LCD
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns No

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device Yes
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers Yes
Evernote integration Yes
Landscape mode Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Parental controls Yes

storage

Internal storage 12.6 GB
Expansion slot None
Memory 16 GB

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity Yes

technical specs

Document support
  1. AZW
  2. KF8
  3. PDF
  4. PRC
  5. MOBI
  6. TXT
  7. AAX
  8. DOC
  9. HTML
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. BMP

bookstore

Uses an open platform No
Bookstore Kindle Store
EBookstore size 4 M book
Free content free content 2.5 M books
Customer loyalty program Yes
Average NYT best sellers price $9.24
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, audio-books and blogs
Has retail store locations No

form factor

Size 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm
Weight 395 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes
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