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Is a Kindle Fire a good tablet for web-browsing/email/casual stuff like that?

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User Info: Mwulf

Mwulf
4 years ago#1
I have a paperwhite and I love it, but don't really know anything about the Fires. And while I realize this is kind of off topic, tablets are technically personal computers, so please excuse me just this once.

Anyway, my mother's birthday is coming up and she's wanted a tablet for a long time. I'd like to give her one, but I can't afford an iPad. I just got an email from Amazon advertising a new sale ($70 off Kindle Fires) and that seems like a really good deal. Would a Fire work well for my mother? She'd mostly just use it for web-browsing, email, and casual apps like weather I imagine. And, of course, eBooks and music.

And if you guys know of any other good tablets in that price range that might be a decent alternative (no more than $200 USD) I'd appreciate any input.
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User Info: OmegaReaper21

OmegaReaper21
4 years ago#2
Sure it is, I would recommend rooting it to make it a standard android device though (which I know really doesn't sound like something you would want to do).

I believe the Google Nexus 7 are around $200 and I have heard nothing but good things from it.

User Info: Mwulf

Mwulf
4 years ago#3
Hm... Nexus 7 is $230, that's a bit much for me. She has a prime account, so she'd get all those benefits with the Fire--video streaming, cloud saving, etc. So I guess I'll go with that.

What are the benefits/risks of making a Fire into an Android device? Would I still be able to buy stuff from Amazon or is it like CFW on a PSP? Would it void the warranty or something like that?
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sonicteam2k1
4 years ago#4
damn the Nexus 7 went up in price. It was $199.99 when I bought them for my wife and sister
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reincarnator07
4 years ago#5
Try and find the old Nexus 7.
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User Info: r0ge00

r0ge00
4 years ago#6
sonicteam2k1 posted...
damn the Nexus 7 went up in price. It was $199.99 when I bought them for my wife and sister


The $230 price is for the 2013 Nexus 7. It's pretty fair, considering the hardware inside.

User Info: PhilOnDez

PhilOnDez
4 years ago#7
As long as she never needs to print anything it should be perfectly fine, or if she has a machine to print with already obviously.
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User Info: Mwulf

Mwulf
4 years ago#8
You can't print like an email or anything from a Fire HD?
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User Info: HighOnPhazon

HighOnPhazon
4 years ago#9
Fire HD is too restrictive, It's basically an Amazon device and nothing more. You can browse but it's on a stock browser that frankly sucks.

Get any android tablet. i recommend a Samsung Note or Nexus 7. I have a Samsung Note 8 and it's incredible.
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Sienrurouni
4 years ago#10
I love my fire and wouldcertainly recommend it.
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