1. RavenSword's Avatar
    So, I've been giving thought to purchasing a kindle fire HDX 7inch tablet to read my kindle books on and listen to my amazon music and watch my instant videos and prime videos on, but was wondering if there was a point when i already own a iPad 4 that can technically already do all this.

    The biggest selling point for the HDX would be the smaller size (I find the iPad to be too large to utilize comfortably in bed)

    Does anyone else use a kindle fire in addition to their other tablets? Do you use it only for amazon content?
    02-09-2014 03:22 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't have one, but my brother does, and he rarely uses it. If your iPad 4 is too large for you, consider the iPad Mini or the iPad mini with retina display. Personally, I prefer to use my Kindle Paperwhite for reading ebooks because, for me, it's a more pleasant reading experience with no eye fatigue.
    02-09-2014 03:30 PM
  3. RavenSword's Avatar
    I don't have one, but my brother does, and he rarely uses it. If your iPad 4 is too large for you, consider the iPad Mini or the iPad mini with retina display. Personally, I prefer to use my Kindle Paperwhite for reading ebooks because, for me, it's a more pleasant reading experience with no eye fatigue.

    Yeah, I'm more than likely going to get a iPad mini soon because, while I find uses for the larger iPads size, there's more cases where I want a smaller iPad

    Just thought the HDX would be a cheaper option.
    02-09-2014 04:33 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    How is this Apple news?
    02-09-2014 05:13 PM
  5. Speedygi's Avatar
    Kindle Fires don't run every Android app out there which is a non starter for me.

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    02-09-2014 06:39 PM
  6. acadia11's Avatar
    Yes, my mom has it, she's 65 and I think has every piece if tech under the sun, kindle, kindle fire, iPad mini, iPad air, iPhone 5, she got the 5 on launch day!!! I called her and was like you are ridiculous! And she buys all this stuff herself it isn't gifts .... Then again when I was in middle school and cable modems were first coming out , our area was one of the test beds , and she was the one that saw the ad and ordered the service.

    Oh yeah ... The fire is actually pretty good device! I like the iPad more but it's a solid piece of hardware. It's bulkier for sure than the mini.


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    02-09-2014 06:57 PM
  7. Speedygi's Avatar
    I don't have one, but my brother does, and he rarely uses it. If your iPad 4 is too large for you, consider the iPad Mini or the iPad mini with retina display. Personally, I prefer to use my Kindle Paperwhite for reading ebooks because, for me, it's a more pleasant reading experience with no eye fatigue.
    I actually second the Kindle Paperwhite recommendation, as I have a Kindle myself. The display is just so gentle on the eyes that it's really a joy to keep reading that book you wouldn't otherwise read on a smartphone screen. It helps my reading speed drastically.

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    02-10-2014 12:16 AM
  8. taz323's Avatar
    Haven't heard anything bad about the Kindle, for me the iPad 4 works great for me.
    02-10-2014 01:16 AM
  9. acadia11's Avatar
    I actually second the Kindle Paperwhite recommendation, as I have a Kindle myself. The display is just so gentle on the eyes that it's really a joy to keep reading that book you wouldn't otherwise read on a smartphone screen. It helps my reading speed drastically.

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    Kindle paperwhite and kindle fire are two different things one us an ereader the other a tablet. Kindle paperwhite IMHO best ereader out there, I also have it, for sure I choose it over my mini r for reading!


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    02-10-2014 02:01 AM
  10. BBFunGuy's Avatar
    The HDX does not allow a HDMI cable attachment, unlike the previous model, which is a shame. It still seems a lot better value than the iPad Mini, in terms of hardware. Is it not basically a small iPad 2, whereas you have upgraded to the iPad 4. Sounds like a recipe for disappointment.
    02-10-2014 08:47 AM
  11. Speedygi's Avatar
    Kindle paperwhite and kindle fire are two different things one us an ereader the other a tablet. Kindle paperwhite IMHO best ereader out there, I also have it, for sure I choose it over my mini r for reading!


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    I wasn't referring to the Fire, my Kindle is in actual fact a third gen, which is probably prehistoric by now.

    But the display a Kindle (not the Fire) has since the first always had the gentle touch.

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    02-10-2014 12:00 PM
  12. acadia11's Avatar
    I wasn't referring to the Fire, my Kindle is in actual fact a third gen, which is probably prehistoric by now.

    But the display a Kindle (not the Fire) has since the first always had the gentle touch.

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    The original poster asked about the kindle fire


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    02-10-2014 12:13 PM
  13. Speedygi's Avatar
    The original poster asked about the kindle fire


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    I addressed the mention of Kindle Paperwhite and have given my view on the Fire prior to that. Look carefully at what was written.
    02-10-2014 12:14 PM
  14. Ariyala's Avatar
    I have a Kindle Fire. I LOVE it ONLY for reading books and shopping on Amazon. I do everything else on the Mini iPad. I tried to use it for a tablet, but I just don't like the Android system at all.
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    02-19-2014 11:27 AM

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