Featured Articles

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

Snapdragon 400 is Qualcomm’s SoC for watches, wearables

We wanted to learn a bit more about Qualcomm's plans for wearables and it turns out that the company believes its…

More...
Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

Qualcomm sampling 20nm Snapdragon 810

We had a chance to talk to Michelle Leyden-Li, Senior Director of Marketing, QCT at Qualcomm and get an update on…

More...
EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia GTX 980 reviewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

PowerColor TurboDuo R9 285 reviewed

Today we will take a look at the PowerColor TurboDuo Radeon R9 285. The card is based on AMD’s new…

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