PSA: Save $20 on an Amazon Kindle Fire HD for Father's Day

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JJ111985

I have a Kindle Fire HD and I love it! It's easy to understand and the interface is perfect. Here's the one I have on Amazon http://amzn.to/11SRHbE. If you're looking for a tablet you should check it out, I think it's very underrated.

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audiomatron

I think I'd rather have a tie - a bow tie, Because bow ties are cool.

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pastorbob

I bought my wife a 7" Kindle Fire HD to replace her old Kindle 2 ereader. She really likes it and does not feel at all restricted with it. But she is not a power user by any stretch of the imagination.

I use an Asus TF300T 10.1" tablet unlocked and rooted that runs Android 4.2 with a custom ROM and an overclockable kernel. (I am using it right now to send this post.)

Before buying it I tried and returned a Samsung Note 10.1" and replaced it with this one. With everything stock the Samsung was faster, but once I customized the Asus it wins the race.

Display quality is about the same. Price of the Asus was much lower.

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Benjo

The wife and the in-laws have 'em and they like it. I'm used to a rooted stock Android 4.2.2 on my smartphone so using it feels limiting at times. Amazon's app store is smaller than Google play but it has a "free app of the day" promotion.

I recommend getting the Kindle Fire if you plan to invest in the Amazon ecosystem or it will be used mainly for content consumption.

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TommM

Anyone have one of these and care to comment on them? I'm still tabletless in a tablet world and have considered these in the past. Just don't know of anyone who has used one and can offer up a recommendation (or not).

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SPreston2001

Definitely get a Nexus 7. The Kindle HD is nice but its too locked down. With a Nexus 7 you have the freedom to do what you want and customize it the way you want it. Trust me I had both and returned the Kindle.

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anc51699

The Kindle Fire HD tablets are nice, but are pretty locked-down by Amazon. As in, you have to buy everything from Amazon. That may not necessarily be a bad thing, depending on what you'll do on it. If you want a less restrictive version of Android, go with the Nexus 7.

I would suggest making your way to a store like Staples or Best Buy that carries both, and comparing the two to see if you like that Amazon-heavy interface/app store or not.

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