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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX starts at £200

Kindle Fire HDX

By Shona Ghosh

Posted on 16 Oct 2013 at 18:05

Amazon has brought its next-generation Kindle tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX, to the UK and discounted the new Kindle Fire HD.

The new tablets are available to pre-order in the UK via the Amazon site, and will be released on 24 October.

The 7in Kindle Fire HDX starts at £199 (all prices inc VAT) for the 16GB model and features a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution screen with 323ppi. The 32GB model costs £229, while the 64GB version comes in at £259.

There's also an 8.9in model with a 2,560 x 1,600 display at 339ppi. That starts at £329 for the 16GB version, going up to £369 for 32GB and £409 for 64GB.

3G and 4G versions of both tablets are available, but you'll pay an extra £70 for the privilege and contracts are only available with Vodafone. Amazon's also selling ad-free models for an extra £10.

Both tablets feature a quad-core Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor and double the RAM of the Fire HD at 2GB. They offer 11 hours of "mixed use" battery life and 17 hours of reading time.

Customers buying a Kindle Fire HDX will also get Amazon's new "Mayday" service for free, offering 24/7 live tech support. Integrated into the tablet's settings menu, Mayday lets users chat directly with a tech advisor. Amazon's touting a response time of 15 seconds or less.

Cheaper Kindle Fire HD

The next-generation Kindle Fire HD has also come to the UK, though the 7in model has been slashed to £119 from £159. That brings the new tablet in line with cheap rivals such as the £100 Argos MyTablet and the £119 Tesco Hudl. There's also an 8.9in version, starting at £229 for the 16GB model or £259 for 32GB.

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User comments

Can anyone explain

why a 16GB SD card costs £10 but 16GB of extra memory in a tablet costs £30 plus, and in an iPhone 5s costs £80?

OK, I'll rephrase that - is this just rampant profiteering?

By revsorg on 16 Oct 2013

Maybe they pay the workers that solder the memory in better in an Apple factory....

By bigrob14 on 16 Oct 2013

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