Amazon Kindle Fire: Pros and Cons | Tech Guru Blog

Kindle Fire

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is the latest device to enter the ever growing list of available tablets PCs.  While the Kindle Fire offers a lot of features at a super low price, you may still be asking yourself if this tablet is right for you.  In this article, we examine the pros and cons of the Kindle Fire.


  • It runs Android OS so you will be able to access thousands of existing apps.
  • It features a super fast web browser that supports Abode Flash.
  • It provides access to Amazon’s large library of Kindle books, movies, music, magazines and more.
  • Unlimited streaming of thousands of popular movies and TV shows is available via the Amazon Prime Subscription.
  • It offers the best price of comparable tablet PCs.


  • Its 7 inch screen is smaller than some of its competitors, such as the iPad (9.7″) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1″).
  • It doesn’t run the tablet version of Android (Honeycomb).  Thus, there may be some compatibility issues down the road.
  • It has the lowest amount of internal storage space (8GB) among comparable devices.  Note however that it includes free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
  • It doesn’t include common options such as a camera, microphone, bluetooth, or an SD card slot.

While there are a few cons that give me pause (relatively small internal storage and no SD card slot), I believe the Kindle Fire will be a winner.  It features much of what most users want in a tablet and accomplishes it with a super low price.  I suspect the Kindle Fire will sell like hotcakes this Christmas (2011).  Is the Kindle Fire the best tablet of 2011?  Is it the tablet you should buy?  Check back here for our review of the Amazon Kindle Fire when it ships on November 15th, 2011.

List Price: $199 Click for best price on Amazon Kindle Fire.


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