The Kindle Fire is a budget-priced WiFi tablet. The Fire boasts an impressive feature set and an even more impressive price tag but is the Fire the right tablet for you? Here is a brief summary of the pros and cons of the Kindle Fire to help you decide.
Let’s get it the biggest pro out of the way: at $199, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a cheaper tablet. The Kindle’s screen quality is excellent, with a 7″ screen offering plenty of real estate to watch videos or browse the Internet. The Fire boasts a full-featured web browser with unique cloud technology: as you browse, the cloud will pre-cache its prediction for your next website, theoretically decreasing the time you spend waiting for pages to load.
For all its pros, the Fire does have several important cons. The Fire doesn’t have many of the premium features of more expensive tablets: 3G, cameras, microphones and GPS are absent. The bright color screen can cause eyestrain while reading e-books. The Fire only has 8GB of storage space and doesn’t have any expansion options. Lastly, the Fire does not have any parental controls other than a general screen lock.
The Kindle Fire is definitely a device of compromises. If you need what the Fire has and don’t care about what it doesn’t, the Fire could be the right tablet for you.