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The 2015 Amazon Kindle Fire line

Our friends over at Ebook Friendly have a nice round-up of the 2015 models in the Amazon Kindle Fire range.

Tech specs, prices, pictures… everything you need to know when comparing one device to another.

While the reviews on the entry-level Amazon Kindle Fire model have been mixed, it still offers great value-for-money. If you’re a self-publisher and do not yet have an ereader—and you should have an ereader—then $49.99 is hard to pass up. (We’re putting a post together on why self-publishers should have an ereader… look for it soon!)

Here’re the particulars:

Amazon Kindle Fire, 7-inch Display

Fast and responsive
The fast quad-core processor consists of four high-performance 1.3 GHz cores for quick app launches, smooth games and videos, and great overall performance.

Beautiful 7-inch IPS display
Fire features a 1024 x 600 IPS display with 171 ppi for a bright display with vivid colors and whiter whites. Enjoy a great viewing experience at all angles through a combination of IPS (in-plane switching) technology and an advanced polarizing filter.

No more worrying about storage space
Keep music, photos, movies, and games with you using a microSD card slot to expand your tablet’s storage by up to 128 GB. Plus enjoy free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content and photos taken with your Amazon Kindle Fire device.

Power when you need it
Don’t be tethered to an outlet—with up to 7 hours of mixed use battery life, Fire gives you the flexibility to go wherever the day takes you.

Capture life’s moments
Fire features a 2 MP rear-facing camera for taking photos or recording 720p HD video. The front-facing VGA camera is perfect for Skype calls with friends and family.

Stands up to everyday life
Amazon engineers Fire tablets to hold up against everyday life. As measured in tumble tests, Amazon Kindle Fire is almost 2x more durable than iPad Air 2.

Rob: Rob Siders is the founder, president and design director of 52 Novels.