Amazon’s always done well to make its Kindle line of tablets and ereaders very affordable, which means they’re really attractive when they go on sale. This weekend, Amazon is offering both the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HDX at a discount. According to Crave, the retail giant is dropping all prices by £25.
The Kindle Fire HD started shipping in the UK on October 24 while the Kindle Fire HDX started shipping on November 19. The Kindle Fire HD is normally priced at £119 for the 8 GB model and £139 for the 16 GB model. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX usually costs £199 (16 GB), £229 (32 GB), and £259 (64 GB). If you want to drop the special offers promo, ditching Amazon's ads, you can expect to pay £209 (16 GB), £239 (32 GB), and £269 (64 GB) for the various models of 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is priced at £329/£339 (16 GB), £369/£379 (32 GB), and £409/£419 (64 GB).
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX features a 1920 x 1200 resolution (323 ppi) and a front-facing HD camera whereas the 8.9 inch model has a heftier 2560 x 1600 resolution (339 ppi), an HD camera on the front and an 8MP camera on the back. This camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilization, and a wide-aperture 5P f2.2 lens. Both are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2.2 GHz, Adreno 330 graphics, 2 GB of RAM, and a battery promising up to 11 hours of mixed use and up to 17 hours of reading. They run on the Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito."
The new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet features a slimmer, lighter design to match the HDX models, as well as the new Fire OS 3.0 platform, dual speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, and a slightly faster dual core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz (1.2 GHz on the older model).