Anybody got an opinion on Kindle Fire HD vs. Kindle Fire HDX?

I’ve been saving up for the last few months to buy one – my children have taken over the iPad, and that is the way of it – and I’m almost there.  Problem is, I’m not sure which is better: the HDX 8.9″ is lighter and has better resolution, but for the prices that I’m looking at I could get double the memory if I went with the regular HD 8.9″. Anybody who’s played with either have an opinion?

I know, I know: First World problems.  Gimme a break: this is the item I hide from my family and use for my own entertainment needs.  Pretty much every other digital device in the house has been colonized by my children: they’re even eying the Chromebook.

Moe Lane

PS: Just in case somebody wants to solve my problem for me:

Been a while since I rattled the Tip Jar anyway.


  • BigGator5 says:

    *smiles* Oo! Oo! The HDX! It has an “X” in the title, so it must be extreme! *smile fades as he returns to his REAL book and his Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster*

  • HeartbreakRidge says:

    I always go for the latest and greatest, so an HDX if buying now, but if I already had an HD, it’s not worth the upgrade.

  • mikethegrate says:

    I’ve got an HDX 7″ and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by it. The screen is gorgeous and I’ve found more than enough apps to play with; it’s not too constraining living in Amazon’s walled garden.

  • Luke says:

    I got the HD for my wife.
    I checked both the HD and HDX out in the store, and I had a hard time distinguishing that one had a higher resolution than the other. So I got her the cheaper model with more memory. She hasn’t managed to tax its capabilities yet. It’s certainly faster than the iPad.

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Ask yourself the questions: “What do I intend to do with it? Is there anything that one model can do that the other model can’t? If so, do I care about that capability?” If either model will meet your needs, get the less expensive one and spend the leftover money on booze and chicks* … Whichever one you get, console yourself with the realization that it’ll be obsolete in two years, anyway.
    * Or chick, in your case.

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