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The husband and I mostly watch news on this every morning over breakfast. Just set it up on a stand and we have a mini TV right on our dining table since our TV isn’t placed in a way that we can comfortably view it from the dining area. Here’s what I think about it after using it for almost a year.
- The next generation of our best-reviewed Fire tablet, with up to 12 hours of battery life, a vibrant 8″ HD display, a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and Dolby Audio. More durable than the latest iPad.
- 16 or 32 GB of internal storage and a microSD slot for up to 256 GB of expandable storage
- Now with Alexa, for quick access to the information and entertainment you want. Ask questions, play music, check your calendar, get the news, weather, and more – just press the home button and ask.
- Enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, Kindle eBooks, apps and games – including Netflix, Facebook, HBO, Spotify, and more
- Prime members get unlimited access to over a thousand books and magazines, millions of songs, and thousands of movies and TV episodes – at no additional cost
- Watch downloaded videos anywhere with a Prime membership, Netflix plan, or Showtime subscription
- Enhance your entertainment experience with features you only get from Amazon, including ASAP, X-Ray, On Deck, Blue Shade, and FreeTime Parental Controls
- Definitely cheaper than the latest iPad.
- Battery lasts up to 12 hours or even a day or so if not used excessively.
- The size isn’t too big nor too small.
- Good audio quality.
- clear display
- Not a bothersome to carry when traveling.
- Available in 4 colors.
- Camera works just fine.
- Easy to navigate.
- Shopping on Amazon is just a tap away.
- I haven’t experienced any crashing so far. It’s been fast and responsive especially when watching videos on Youtube or reading books via Kindle.
- Probably (because I’m not a parent) safe for the kids to use with the FreeTime Parental Controls.
- The Alexa feature isn’t available in Japan.
This is clearly an alternative to an iPad if you’re only looking for something basic. By basic, I mean without the smart pen or the likes of it. You can use it both for entertainment and personal stuff.