Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Lightning Review
I know, I Know, we are a little late to the party with our Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review. Amazon’s largest tablet priced at $269; what you have here is a tablet that sports an 8.9-inch HD display, 1GB of ram, a dual-cor processor, and 16GB of Storage.The Design of the Kindle Fire HD is slightly changed from its predecessor, with a thinner profile and matted finish at the back. The sides of the device are downturned from front to back, on the right you have your headphone jack, volume rocker, and power/ sleep button . Along the bottom you’ll find a Micro USB and Micro HDMI jack (you can mirror content to a big screen). The Fire has a soft-touch black backing, with a thin plastic strip spanning the length of it that houses a set of stereo speakers.
The Kindle fire 8.9 like its 7-inch HD siblings handles and performs the same. Applications open up faster and games run smoother. There is still some lag and I do wish amazon went with a quad- core processor here- but it does handle well and the Amazon ecosystem is ever so present on the device, with out any trace of Android anywhere. One interesting addition are the ads in the lock screen, which I do actually like, gives you something different to look and try out every time. Though you do have a larger viewing area. I for one am glad Amazon didn’t go the 10-inch router with this tablet. In terms of performance the Kindle fire HD handles very well with its dual-core processor and 1GB of ram which goes a long way. The are a few changes I would love to see in the future; such as sporting a Quad-core processor and a UI overhaul. But I will say the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 still handles well and is a solid consumption tablet for the entertainment minded consumer.