Kindle Fire? Is it a good kindle or tablet?

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June 26, 2019 / By Cadogan
Question: i was wanting to get it for chrismas, and i told my mom i would reall read books on it. is it any good for read without the ink like display? or is it just a good tablet for the price? is it any good at all?
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Alen Alen | 5 days ago
Hi, Jon Sinko, it appears that Kindle Fire is getting pretty bad reviews from pro electronic reviewers that actually got it and played for several days - see below. Take a look at recently announced Nook Tablet instead - it's been getting rave reviews and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life, the best screen, double the RAM and space for apps/photoes/movies, microSD slot and a microphone for Skype. WIRED: Silk...sounds great in theory, but throughout my five days of testing, I found that total web page load times took anywhere from 100 to 300 percent longer on the Fire relative to an iPad 2. And, yes, I made every effort to mitigate testing variables. Machines were restarted, caches were cleared, unused browser tabs were killed, and more. I even tested both tablets just two feet away from my WiFi access point to reduce signal strength as a variable. Besides poor load times, the Fire’s browser lurches in fits and starts when swiping through already loaded web pages. And sometimes the browser doesn’t react to touch gestures at all, requiring that oh-so-annoying second tap or swipe instead. Pinching in and out of magnified views is also a test of one’s loyalty — this action looks like choppy stop-motion video on the Fire, whereas on the iPad 2, it’s fluid and seamless. NY Times: Most problematic, though, the Fire does not have anything like the polish or speed of an iPad. You feel that $200 price tag with every swipe of your finger. Animations are sluggish and jerky — even the page turns that you’d think would be the pride of the Kindle team. Taps sometimes don’t register. There are no progress or “wait” indicators, so you frequently don’t know if the machine has even registered your touch commands. The momentum of the animations hasn’t been calculated right, so the whole thing feels ornery. The built-in Web browser...it’s not clear what all of that gains you: nytimes.com takes 10 seconds to load, eBay.com takes 17 seconds, Amazon.com takes 8 seconds. The iPad took about half as long each time. ...if you’re used to an iPad or “real” Android tablet, its software gremlins will drive you nuts. Gizmodo the Fire is very responsive, most of the time. Most of the time, yes. But when it's not, it's awful. There's absolutely no excuse for a machine with these guts to be unable to turn pages with zero lag. It has two cores, for Chrissake. What are they being used for? Lag is, other than using your tablet to bludgeon someone to death, the worst possible sin of portable computing.
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Alen Originally Answered: Do you prefer to read on a Kindle(Or any tablet) or a Book?
The Kindle is preferable, it weighs same as one paperback in which you can carry over 1100 book titles and be able to download books within 60 seconds. You can find paid titles as well as tons of free titles to enjoy. Then you have the option to borrow books from Amazon and the nearest library if they offer eBooks. Reading on eInk screen is merely like reading from a book, so the only thing you'll miss would be the feel and touch of the paper, keep in mind that once you get the eBook reader, it doesn't means you cant actually once in a time read from actual books. Kindle vs Real books, discussion on which option is better between these two: http://compare-e-readers.com/KindleVsBook The touch of the book and feel of it sure is fun to have an obviously the part of showing off your collections of books, but when required, you cant actually carry all those books around with you as its a lot of weight, so kindle paperwhite comes in handy at this point, you can simply carry around like a whole library in your hands. The tablets on the other hand use LCD screen, which are not that best option if you just want for reading purpose as they give bit of a headache and eye-strain. But if you want a device for entertainment as well as for reading, then only the Tablet like Kindle Fire HDX would be good for you. Hope this helped!
Alen Originally Answered: Do you prefer to read on a Kindle(Or any tablet) or a Book?
I prefer reading from an actual books. I bought a kindle but it is just not the same. I am very luck to have a good source of used books in my area and i am stocked up with a huge selection now in my home. I like the feel of having a book in my hand and pages to turn. I like the idea of shopping for a book and finding different titles of interest and being able to scan a book before buying or borrowing the book from the library. It is less limiting when I can walk about all the different sections of a library or a store in my quest for a different type of reading. I guess we are just old school in our reading. I sometimes feel like the Twilight Zone character that Burgess Meredith portrayed who finally had time for his reading - broke his glasses but I think he found another pair after the episode was over.
Alen Originally Answered: Do you prefer to read on a Kindle(Or any tablet) or a Book?
I prefer Kindle Paperwhite for most fiction. A lot of books these days are printed on crappy cheap paper in smaller fonts designed to save money by making the book be fewer pages long. And some physical books are just plain unwieldy - like the 2nd book of Kingkiller Chronicles which is over 1000 pages long. And my house is FULL of books, most of which I will never read again. Right now we are working at boxing up books and taking them to the library for their sales. I do buy physical for some books... - Anything with color photos I care about - cookbooks, craft/art books, manga, etc - Any books I plan to loan around to extended family (I buy used hardcovers for that) - Books I REALLY want to read that are not available in electronic form. - Books with special binding or special printing that enhances or is required for the reading experience (one example is the new book S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst - that has colored writing in the margins and physical enclosures like postcards)

Tamela Tamela
for the price its extremely good it has a modified verison of the andriod os and has a lot of amazon servicces backing it up like streaming movies reaading books playing games good thing i got amazon prime so i can watch unlimted movie streaming when the kindle fire comes out:D
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Tamela Originally Answered: Kindle fire vs. ipad 2?
Hi, j.dty, if you want the best get iPad as it is a much better device that has a larger screen, two cameras, and over 500,000 apps/games in iTunes store. However, it is also much more expensive, heavier and less portable to take with you on the go. Kindle Fire is not a replacement as it is one underpowered device. Nook Tablet from Barnes & Noble clearly is the superior device. Not just 11.5 hours battery life but 9 hours of video playback time - that's vs. 8 hours for reading and 7.5 hours of video playback on Kindle Fire. 1.0 GB RAM Vs. 512 MB RAM of Kindle Fire, 16 GB content capacity plus 32 GB via microSD card vs. 8 GB capacity of Kindle Fire with no expansion slot. Fully laminated HD screen for reduced glare vs. no lamination of Kindle Fire. Bulit-in and optimized Netflix and Hulu plus with millions of movies/shows vs. 100K movies/shows of Amazon store. Many popular apps in Nook app Store (like Angy Birds, Pandora, QuickOffice, etc.) Nook Tablet has built-in mic for Skype voice conferencing and dictations to speech recognition software and it weights only 14.1 oz. Nook already has Cloud as all eBooks in your online library are stored there as well as downloaded to your device. Also, If you walk in with the Nook to Barnes & Noble store, you’re allowed to read ANY available eBook for free while in the store via free provided in the store Wi-Fi and you get free technical support in case of issues in any of the store. In addition, Nooks (since Nook Color) are the darlings of the root'ing community especially because they have microSD slot (not on Kindle Fire or iPad) thus Nooks can be rooted by burning OS image on the microSD card and booting off it without rooting the actual device and voiding the warranty. On Kindle, once you rooted there's no coming back.

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