Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers

Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers

The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There’s more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design

Kindle Fire HD

Faster Performance

Kindle Fire HD is over 60% faster than the previous generation Kindle Fire—a fast dual-core processor and an Imagination PowerVR 3D graphics core ensure games and video run smoothly.

Longer Battery Life

The Kindle Fire HD battery lasts longer than the previous generation Kindle Fire—up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music.

Streamlined New Design

Kindle Fire HD features a smaller bezel, cleaner lines, and optimized button placements. This all-new, streamlined design helps Kindle Fire HD disappear in your hands, so you can get lost in your viewing.

Custom Dolby Audio

Kindle Fire HD uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world class audio experience. Kindle Fire HD is designed to automatically optimize the audio profile based on what you’re doing (with or without headphones), such as watching a movie or listening to music.

Kindle Freetime

Perfect for the entire family

Kindle FreeTime is free on every new Kindle Fire. Parents can create a profile for each of their children and choose what books, apps, games, and videos they want to give their kids access to. Parents can also set daily limits for tablet use, or restrict certain categories-like games and video-while leaving unlimited time for reading.

Stay connected

With every Kindle Fire you can stay connected with a cloud-optimized web browser, our new e-mail app and full social media integration.

Silk, a cloud-optimized web browser, is faster and packed with new features like Reading View that removes all unnecessary images and other website clutter for a clean, easy-to-read version of the site.

The new e-mail app on Kindle Fire makes sending mail, viewing attachments, grouping conversations by subject, and syncing contacts simple and provides full support for popular e-mail providers.

Kindle Fire tablets are fully integrated with Facebook and Twitter, making it easy to connect and share with friends and family.

Be entertained

Be entertained

Rent or purchase the biggest new releases and most popular titles from every major movie studio and TV network. Stream instantly over Wi-Fi or download to enjoy later.

Kindle Fire is built for the best in gaming, with tilt, turn, and multi-touch controls.

See lyrics that display line by line while you listen to many of your favorite songs. You can also explore a more immersive artist experience with more photos, videos, and more.

Our interactive magazine experience allows you to start reading in just a few seconds with access to any back issue at any time on the cloud. All Kindle Magazines come with a 30-day free trial.

Be entertained

Get work done on Kindle

Kindle Fire tablets provide a robust Exchange email experience with ActiveSync, so you can check and reply to work e-mail on-the-go. View Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Kindle Fire tablets also support printing to your home or office’s wireless printer.

Compare Kindle Fire tablets

  Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HDX Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″
Starting Price $139 $229 $379
Screen Size 7″ 7″ 8.9″
Resolution 1280 x 800 1920 x 1200 2560 x 1600
Processor Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Quad-Core 2.2 GHz
Battery Life 10 hrs mixed use 11 hrs mixed use
17 hrs reading
12 hrs mixed use
18 hrs reading
Audio Dolby Audio,
Dual Stereo Speakers
Dolby Audio,
Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone
Dolby Audio,
Dual stereo speakers,
Built-in microphone
Wi-Fi Dual band Wi-Fi Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
Dual band, dual antenna
(MIMO) Wi-Fi
4G None 4G Model Available 4G Model Available
Camera None Front-facing HD camera Front-facing HD camera
8 MP rear-facing camera
Storage 8 or 16GB 16, 32, or 64GB 16, 32, or 64GB
Dimensions 7.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.42″ 7.3″ x 5.0″ x 0.35″ 9.1″ x 6.2″ x 0.31″
Weight 12.2 oz 10.7 oz
4G: 11.0 oz
13.2 oz
4G: 13.5 oz
Customer Support Email, web, phone “Mayday” button +
email, web, phone
“Mayday” button +
email, web, phone

Technical details

  • Display: 7″ high definition touchscreen; 1280×800 resolution at 216 ppi, video playback up to 720p, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology, advanced polarizing filter, and anti-glare technology
  • Size and Weight: 7.5″ x 5.0″ x 0.42″ (191 mm x 128 mm x 10.6 mm). 12.2 ounces (345 grams). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
  • CPU & RAM: 1.5GHz Dual-Core CPU, with 1GB of RAM
  • Storage: 8GB (4.8GB available to user) or 16GB (11.9GB available to user) of internal storage
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of reading, surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. Battery life will vary based on device settings, usage, and other factors such as web browsing and downloading content. Actual results may vary
  • Charge Time: Fully charges in under 6 hours using the micro-USB power adapter included in the box, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity: Dual-band, single-antenna Wi-Fi. Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks
  • Ports: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) port for connection to a PC or Macintosh computer or to charge your device with the included power adapter
  • Audio: 3.5 mm stereo jack and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio engine
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyroscope
  • Location Services: Location-based services via Wi-Fi
  • Additional Features: External volume controls, built-in Bluetooth with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones and speakers (no microphone support)
  • Accessibility Features: Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Kindle Fire features. Screen Reader features IVONA’s award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary.
  • System Requirements: Kindle Fire HD is ready to use right out of the box—no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content
  • Warranty and Service: 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.
  • Included in the Box: Kindle Fire 7″ HD tablet, USB 2.0 cable, 5W power adapter, and Quick Start Guide

Product Features

  • 1280×800 high definition LCD display with over one million pixels
  • Fast 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi
  • Robust e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more

5 thoughts on “Kindle Fire HD 7″, HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers

  1. MarkM

    A 4.5 star tablet (Updated) This is the next-generation Kindle Fire HD but with an updated operating system and new features, a redesigned shell (with the power and volume control buttons more readily accessible) and the power adapter included rather than as a separate $19.99 accessory. And all of this at a great price. When you consider the formerly separate cost of the adapter, you’d have spent $80 more just a couple of months ago for almost the same tablet.NOTE: This is the base model of the three models that Amazon is shipping this year: the Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX, and the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″. Despite what I wrote above, this model is not really the successor for the Kindle Fire HD; it’s the successor for the Kindle Fire. The successor for last year’s Kindle Fire HD is this year’s Kindle Fire HDX. I think a lot of reviewers are missing that point because of Amazon’s unfortunate naming conventions. See http://www.amazon.com/review/R2KVHBC7NMNOGU for my review of the Kindle Fire HDX and http://www.amazon.com/review/R2YPITHVTYLCZT for my review of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″.The Amazon tablets are primarily content consumption devices, best suited for connecting to the Amazon ecosystem, including videos, music, books, apps, and so on. With the free Prime trial subscription, you can check out the Prime Instant Video options and watch movies and shows at no charge until the Free Trial expires automatically. For videos, music, and books, the Amazon selection is at or near the top of the list; for apps, much less so. Roughly 90% of the top 100 apps are available on Amazon.com, as well as 100,000 others, but that’s only a small fraction of what is available with Google or Apple.It’s not quite as bad as it sounds because, while the competition has ten times as many apps, most of those apps are, um … how shall I put this … less than stellar (look up Sturgeon’s Law). If there are specific apps you need or want, you definitely should double-check before purchasing to make sure that they are available. The apps that will likely never become available on the Kindle Fire ecosystem are those apps that require Google services (i.e., anything that uses Google location services). One ameloriating factor is that it is possible to side-load most of the apps from the Google Play store onto an Amazon tablet and a web search on side-loading apps onto Kindle Fire will show dozens of websites with detailed instructions. If the app you are sideloading requires a Google service to work, though, it will not run on the Fire, even if you manage to successfully install it.It has an updated OS and updated feature software (but does not include the free unlimited Mayday customer support feature; you’ll have to move up to the HDX to get that). The software updates include the ability to download some Prime Instant Videos to your device and watch them offline, enhanced accessibility, enhanced enterprise controls and features (so now it’s better suited for office work), enhanced email client, enhanced parental controls, improved X-Ray features (now including lyrics for music, as well as additional information for both books and movies), integration with GoodReads (coming soon), and the like.Where I noticed the biggest difference was the home screen. The default view is still the carousel but if you swipe upward, you’ll see a more traditional icon view. The “Recommended for you” display on the home screen is now smaller and much less obtrusive (and it can be turned off in the settings). Amazon has also added multi-tasking of a sort, where swiping up from the bottom of the screen while you’re in an app shows you the 20 most-recently-used items from your home screen, so you can quickly switch from one app to another without returning to the home screen.There is also a left panel available on most screens (but not the home screen) and in some of the apps, with navigation links and settings to make it easier to navigate and control your tablet or to navigate within the app. If you tap the center of your display and then swipe left while you’re reading a book, for example, you’ll see a panel that shows you the table of contents, the About the Author link, the Sync to Furthest Page Read link, and so on.The Kindle FreeTime option and the parental controls are still among the best in the business. If you want a tablet for a child and want to control what they can access, how long they can use the tablet at any given time, and the like, Amazon has you covered.You can now also schedule “Quiet Time” on the tablet, where notification sounds and pop-up notifications are disabled, either on a temporary basis by simply pushing a button or on a scheduled basis. Frankly, I doubt I’ll ever use this feature but if you’re the type who likes to read or watch video until you fall asleep, it’s kind of nice to be able to disable all sounds so that you don’t get rudely awakened…

  2. Judy Schechter "Judy S."
    Judy Schechter "Judy S." says:

    Has some nice new features, but I’m glad I kept my 2012 KFHD too!

  3. Anonymous

    First off, I would like to say this tablet is a great deal for just $139.99. I tried finding a tablet for under $100 that would just work properly, and to let you know, it’s impossible. Secondly, I want to tell you how I decided to buy this tablet.I first bought the 9 inch Dragon touch tablet for 78$ but to be blunt it sucked. It was so slow that the web browser would always freeze, even if I did a simple Google search. I did not want to take a chance with it anymore and returned it after 2 days of using it; then I decided to give the kindle fire HD a chance.Exterior: The exterior is well built. No loose pieces, and the plastic is very firm. My previous cheap tablet had plastic that felt it was going to snap if you held it too hard. Of course the iPad mini has a glass screen and aluminum body, but it also starts at $329. There are 2 ports: a micro usb and a headphone jack to plug in your headphones. The nice thing is that the micro usb is universal and finding a plug is cheap and easy to find. Although, amazon does include a very nice and not cheaply made cable/ wall charger along with your kindle. The previous kindle did not include them and they are worth $20. The buttons for the volume and power are a nice touch. I would not be surprised if new generation tablets will include these style buttons.Only down side is there is no port for an SD card so you can store more memory. It would be a nice feature but if you really need all that storage, go buy a computer.Display: One word, amazing. Maybe I am pushing it, but the screen is so clear. I own an iPhone 5 and my eyes prefer my kindle. I love reading on this machine and for the price, amazon did a good job with this one.Internal/processor: I never owned the older versions of the kindle, so I won’t be able to compare to them. I can say that this kindle is not slow. My previous tablet took a couple of seconds to respond to my touch but there is no delay on this kindle. As far as apps go, I downloaded that deer hunting game to test out if the kindle can handle it. The answer is yes, and didn’t even struggle :).WiFi: Surfing the web is awesome on this device. I watched a tv series(arrested development, which I do recommend) and the video playback was great. It was very smooth and even when I went outside the video was fine. I added the outside part because my 2010 MacBook pro starts to get a jittery WiFi connection when I bring it outside my house. But the overall speed is in between my iPhone 5 and MacBook pro, where it should be.Battery: Yeah… I noticed the older version of the kindle was 11 hours and this one is 10 hours. But if you’re on the kindle for 10 hours straight, time to GET A JOB! (Read update 10/23/13 lower in the review for true battery life)Camera: I wish there was a camera and Mic in this kindle so I could Skype with my family. Keeping the price and size in mind you can’t really blame amazon. Well, at least the NSA can’t see me or hear what I’m doing. If you want those features then you can always buy the better version of the kindle. (Kindle HDX)Sound: I don’t know what the previous kindle sounded like, but this kindle has great speakers. I was in my room watching my show and my roommates(my parents..) told me to turn it down. I could understand everything that was said in the show and that’s all that matters. If you bought this tablet to listen to quality music, I don’t know what to tell you.Setup: I’ve seen lots of people saying that the setup is a pain in the you know what. I was waiting to see what they were talking about but I had no issue. When I received my tablet, I turned on the screen and connected to my WiFi. I had no problems and then an amazon load screen came up and I said, here we goooo… The load screen only lasted 2 minutes and it was completed. I didn’t have another one, nor did I have an issue setting up my kindle. My email, WiFi, amazon account, and other set ups went very smoothly without any issues.I am not doubting that other people had problems with their tablets, no electronic device is perfect. Either amazon saw that there was a problem and fixed it, I got lucky with my tablet, or maybe so many people were trying to register their new kindle and amazon servers could not handle it. Wouldn’t have been the first time a new product had its servers go down(obamacare, ios 7, COD servers, etc.)Bluetooth: Haven’t tried it yet, sorry! But apparently no one has any issues with it. 10/21/13 I have tested it out by hooking it up to my car and it works. I don’t own a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard but you should not have a problem pairing them with the kindle.SO, if you want a general summary, this is a fantastic tablet for the price. This tablet is probably the cheapest tablet that you can buy with it being dependable. There are a lot of cheaper tablets out there, but are only good if…

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