Kindle Fire HD heats up the low end
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It's doubtful consumers will buy a $199 tablet for the Dolby audio, but having two speakers is an added bonus. The new Kindle Fire HD takes its cue from last year's Kindle Fire price point but adds a better viewing experience at 1280x800 HD display with anti-glare technology that includes a polarizing feature. Consumer Reports found it was easier to read in the brightest of lighting conditions, which for tablets is a big deal.

While the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire is targeting the iPad, this version of the device is clearly aimed at Google's Nexus 7. Amazon, however, has one more clever move to undercut the Nexus 7.


  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated September 12 2012 11:41 AM ET
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