Black Friday 2013 is upon us again and the shopping spree is on!
Traditionally Amazon Lightning Deals is the place to go on the web for best Black Friday discounts online if you would like to avoid the crowds in the brick and mortar stores. Also, traditionally, Amazon Kindle HD/HDX Black Friday deals are among the most sought after. Latest generation Amazon Kindle tablets are among the best in the industry right now, by some parameters topping even Google’s hallmark brand – Nexus 7 and 10.
While Amazon usually keeps their discounts under wraps until the very last minute, we wouldn’t be surprised if Kindle Fire HD or Kindle Fire HDX were deeply discounted this Black Friday, even for a brief time. For your convenience we’ve setup some links in the right sidebar that you can check current deals with.
Before you head over to Amazon, however, here’s a brief comparison between Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX. While both tablets run the same software (which is a version of Google’s Android OS heavily customized by Amazon with it’s own App Store), they do have significant differences.
New Kindle Fire HD is a 7″ budget tablet with baseline features and performance. It has good display running at 1280×800 (216 ppi) resolution, dual-core ARM 1.5Ghz chip and can last up to 10 hours on a single charge. It weights 12.2 oz. Regular price is $139
Kindle Fire HDX is the same size but packed with more features. It sports quad-core CPU running at 2.2Ghz, a retina-like 1920×1200 (323 ppi) ultra-sharp display and a built-in front-facing camera and microphone to be used with Skype or any other VoIP that you may prefer. It is also lighter than Kindle Fire HD. This comes at a price though. HDX version usually costs $90 more than HD. But perhaps this holiday season this will change???
Kindle Fire HDX also comes in 8.9″ flavor. Larger version includes rear-facing camera. The display runs at stunning 2560×1600 (339ppi) resolution that is approaching 4K territory.
Since both HDX tablets are capable of placing voice and video calls, they have Amazon-exclusive feature – mayday button, that gives users access to online face-to-face technical support in the unlikely case that it will be needed.
Either tablet is a great product and if it were discounted it would be a total steal. But even at regular price it is a great bargain.
Date: November 29, 2013