Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is cheaper and lighter than the iPad Air

If you are in the market for a new tablet, the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 by Amazon deserves some consideration. With an 8.9-inch display that packs 1 million more pixels than an iPad Air, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is also 20 percent lighter and $120 cheaper than its competitor from Apple — starting at just $379.

One caveat to keep in mind is that the Amazon Appstore only has around 100,000 apps, whereas the App Store for iOS devices surpassed 1 million apps last month. But with an ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM and 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, it’s worth reconsidering which tablet you want under the tree.

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