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Kindle Fire HDX 7 Ships Today for $229

Kindle Fire HDX

The Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon’s new flagship tablet with high-end specs, ships today at a starting price of $229. Announced back at the end of September, the new HDX tablets from Amazon are about as good as it gets in terms of tablet hardware, you just need to understand that should you buy one, you are giving up access to Google services (Gmail app, Google Play, Hangouts, etc.). But at that price, with that display, and with Amazon’s service powering it all, maybe it’s worth it? 

The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX comes with a full HD display (1920×1200, 323ppi), 2.2Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor (quad-core), lasts for up to 11 hours of “mixed use,” utilizes a new forked version of Android called Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” introduces free 24×7 tech support through the Mayday button, and can connect via LTE on both AT&T and Verizon networks. This is no slouch.

The LTE models are still only available for pre-order, but the WiFi versions are ready to rock.

To see a spec comparison of the new Kindles, hit up this chart.

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