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Old 29-09-2016, 03:09 AM
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Been tempted to get a bog standard Kindle reader for some time but have been thinking it just makes more sense to go for a Kindle Fire. Sure, you lose the benefit with the basic reader of being able to make it out well in sunlight but just seems to make sense.

However, as I'd be going down the tablet route, would it not make sense to shop around for something better? I'm not overly familiar with the market, have had zero interest in tablets before now, I know from when I was working for Amazon a few years back the Fires were pretty good value.

Really, I don't see myself doing a whole lot other than reading - be in on a web browser, from newspaper/magazine subscriptions, or from my Kindle library - so what say you folk of the PROC about this?

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Old 29-09-2016, 05:58 AM
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I have a Kindle fire for the last few Years and I love it. As you pointed out nearly impossible to read in sunlight. I find browsing quick.
As for the kindle library,nearly every book you need is on the torrents sites.
The big drawback is it has no micro hdmi slot so unless you can cast onto tv it is useless for watching anything on a big screen.Also no way of adding SD card.
If you just to read buy the Kindle reader.
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Old 29-09-2016, 12:20 PM
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I had a kindle reader and the display failed on it and its replacement after a few months
Got a Nexus and no problems, just as good for e books
I use bookzz.org to download free books and adiko reader free app
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Old 29-09-2016, 04:37 PM
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I'd say go for the Kindle Fire 7 inch screen. My dad has it and it's great. Has a microSD card slot up to 128gb. Screen resolution is ok, but for £49, can't go wrong. Battery life is brilliant on it too.
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Old 29-09-2016, 06:54 PM
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I'd say go for the Kindle Fire 7 inch screen. My dad has it and it's great. Has a microSD card slot up to 128gb. Screen resolution is ok, but for £49, can't go wrong. Battery life is brilliant on it too.
The new version has a sd slot?n that case buy it the £49 is a steal. How often would you be reading in sunlight
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Old 29-09-2016, 11:59 PM
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The new version has a sd slot?n that case buy it the £49 is a steal. How often would you be reading in sunlight
Yes it does and correction, can take up to 200GB sd card!
Would never use it reading in sunlight.
It's in 4 colours too!


Here's the link to the product: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00Y3TM6...shopall_k_fire

And for £89.99, the Kindle Fire 8: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AHBEJTE

The latter is much better looking, imho.
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Old 30-09-2016, 02:20 AM
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Yes it does and correction, can take up to 200GB sd card!
Would never use it reading in sunlight.
It's in 4 colours too!


Here's the link to the product: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00Y3TM6...shopall_k_fire

And for £89.99, the Kindle Fire 8: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AHBEJTE

The latter is much better looking, imho.
That looks pretty sweet actually!
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Old 30-09-2016, 04:50 PM
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That looks pretty sweet actually!
Exactly! Which one would you go for, the Kindle Fire 7 or 8?
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Exactly! Which one would you go for, the Kindle Fire 7 or 8?
8 looks good, 10 is tempting but quite the jump in price for that.
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Old 02-10-2016, 01:31 AM
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8 looks good, 10 is tempting but quite the jump in price for that.
I'd say 8 is the 'goldilocks' tablet size, really nice slim design too.
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