The Kindle Fire HD (Last Year's Guts), Redesigned and Now $140

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In addition to the new Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon also has a new, low-cost model of the original Kindle Fire HD. But unlike the discount on the original Kindle Fire last year, the redesigned HD is a pretty good bargain at $140.

The new model has a redesign to look like the new HDX—they're very angular now. But to refresh your memory, the Fire HD has a 1280x800 screen, a 1.2GHz TI OMAP processor (not great, but good enough), 1GB or RAM, and was, for all intents and purposes, a perfectly decent tablet to watch movies on or read a comic or magazine. When the dust settled last year, it didn't quite measure up to the other $200 tablets, but at $140, with a new design to boot, it's not half bad.

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I have to say, that the Kindle Fire HD is like 5 times louder than the Nexus 7. I have one in every room in my home, so that I can watch netflix or hulu or listen to spotify. The nexus 7 stays in my backpack and I use it mostly for gaming with the PS3 controller (only some games).