Friday, October 04, 2013

A New Kindle Fire, Just in Time for the Holiday Season - NYTimes.com

Excerpt from a David Pogue review; must be about time to unveil the 5th-generation iPad and new iPad mini...
"It’s the Kindle Fire HDX. It costs $230, and it’s terrific. The battery goes for about 11 hours, or 17 in a power-saving, reading-only mode. The stereo speakers sound great. The plastic case weighs less than the prior version and has narrower margins around the screen. There’s a mediocre camera on the front for video chatting (not on the back on the 7-inch model). The one big misfire was putting the power and volume keys on the back; you’ll spend the first week hitting the Off button by mistake while trying to turn it up the sound.
The X in “HDX” is a reference to the screen’s clarity. It packs in 323 tiny dots per inch, making it sharper than high definition, and making the iPad Mini’s 163 dots per inch look coarse."
A New Kindle Fire, Just in Time for the Holiday Season - NYTimes.com
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