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Amazon unveils next-gen Kindle Fire HDX slates, and more

Amazon unveils its new Kindle Fire HDX, refreshed Kindle Fire HD tablets.

Published Wed, Sep 25 2013 10:31 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

Amazon has announced its third generation Kindle Fire slates, which bring the Kindle Fire HDX branding with it. The US retail giant has also unveiled a refreshed version of its Kindle Fire HD tablets, which have seen a drop in price.

Amazon unveils next-gen Kindle Fire HDX slates, and more |

The Kindle Fire HDX arrives in two sizes: 7-inch and 8.9 inches, with both slates seeing some nice increases in horsepower and specs. Both HDX models feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC (2.2GHz quad-core processor), 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of on-board flash storage, and high resolution displays. The 7-inch model sees a 1920x1200-pixel display (323PPI) but the 8.9-inch features a gorgeous 2560x1600-pixel panel which provides 339PPI.

The 8.9-inch HDX also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, too. Better yet, the 8.9-inch HDX is 34% lighter than its predecessor. Moving onto the software side of things, the new HDX slates are running Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" which provides a bunch of new features such as X-Ray for Music, Prime Instant Video downloads and updates to all of the pre-installed apps.

The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch pricing starts at $229 for the 16GB version, but for $40 more you can nab yourself the 32GB variant. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch model starts at $379 for the 16GB version, with the 32GB version costing $50 more.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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