Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 07 September 2012 13:04

Kindle Fire 2012 just slightly updated

Written by Slobodan Simic

Amazon Logo

US $159 price tag makes it look good


According to various posts around the net and an early preview done by Anandtech's James Pikover, it appears that the revamped Kindle Fire 2012 will feature just a slightly overclocked CPU, but still end up cheaper than last year model and certainly looks like a good choice in case you want to check out Amazon's tablet lineup.

The new Kindle Fire 2012 features the same 7-inch IPS 1024x600 screen and the same TI OMAP 4430 CPU seen on the earlier model. Of course, Amazon has doubled the amount of RAM up to 1GB and the TI OMAP 4430 is clocked at 1.2GHz rather than 1GHz on the old model. There are also some slight cosmetic changes and it weighs 400 grams as opposed to 413 grams on the old Kindle Fire. The storage space stayed at the 8GB but unfortunately the amount of user-usable storage went down from 6.5 to 5.5GB.

Amazon also promised longer battery life but that is left to be seen when someone actually manages to get its hands on one and compare it to the old Kindle Fire. Amazon also promised 40 percent faster performance and we are quite surprised that they managed to squeeze that much from more RAM and slightly higher clocked CPU, but they definitely raised some interest with US $40 lower, US $159 price tag.

Early previews, including one on the Anandtech, state that the new Kindle Fire is a quite snappy little device and everything was running smoothly. Of course, the lack of HD resolution is certainly a drawback, but that is where the Kindle Fire HD 7 jumps in with its US $199 price tag. In case you missed it, the orders for Kindle Fire 2012 are open as of yesterday and it is scheduled to ship on September 14th.

You can check out Anandtech's preview here.

amazon fire2012 1

Last modified on Friday, 07 September 2012 14:53

Slobodan Simic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments