Amazon has released their most powerful tablet yet. The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9, with an 8.9″ HDX Display, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE, as well as 32 GB of storage space. The unit is selling for $429 at Amazon as of the time of this posting.
Some of the newer features on the Fire HDX include the all-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more.
This tablet has an incredibly light design, and weighs only 13.2 ounces. The exclusive 8.9″ HDX display has over 4 million pixels (339 ppi / 2560 x 1600). You can enjoy more than 33 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, Android apps and games as well as a beautiful 8 MP rear-facing camera and front-facing 720p HD camera.
The Fire HDX comes with an ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor for quick app launches and fluid graphic displays for your favorite games and movies. The Fire HDX can be held very easily in one hand. The capacitive touch layer is integrated directly into the glass display. The innovative magnesium unibody is molded from a single piece of die-cast, machined magnesium (the same materials used in high-performance race cars), and a blend of glass and nylon, which produces a very light tablet.
Fire HDX 8.9 is engineered for increased usability, and features a design with a small bezel, clean lines, and optimized button and charger port placements. Fire HDX 8.9 is designed to disappear in your hands, so you can get lost in your viewing experience.
Equipped with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, speeds can reach up to 600Mbps which is up to 4x faster than the previous generation Fire HDX 8.9. With MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) and 802.11ac you can seamlessly multi-task high-bandwidth activities like streaming music on wireless speakers, while downloading an HD movie, and transferring high-resolution photos.
Fire HDX 8.9 is the first tablet to feature the Dolby Atmos experience, which transforms the headphone listening experience by creating multidimensional sound that flows above and around you. In a movie with Dolby Atmos, sound moves around you to match what you see on the screen—rain on a roof, airplanes taking off—so you’ll hear the sounds where they would be in real life. Additional enhancements include 5.1 multi-channel sound field, playback volume consistency, dynamically adjusting audio content, and clear movie dialog for Amazon Video.
Unlike the Amazon Fire Kids Edition reviewed in an earlier post, this is a big-boy tablet that can deliver high performance when you need it !