Satisfy your 7" tablet curiosity - Kindle Fire refurbs on sale today.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by poloponies, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Amazon's selling at $139, so if you absolutely have to have a 7" tablet, here's your chance.
  2. tigress666 macrumors 68040

    Apr 14, 2010
    Washington State
    If I had some disposable income, I'd do it. That's not a bad price at all and well worth it.
  3. Lunchbox700 macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2008
    I saw that . I really like my Fire but it's locked down in a different way. As I've told people before I do not recommend this over an iPad but if you go in knowing what it does I like it.

    Also I originally wished it had the e-ink but reading on it is very enjoyable.
  4. PsstGreek macrumors 68040


    Oct 21, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Keep in mind, these are refurbished units. Not new ones.
  5. whtrbt7 macrumors 65816

    Jun 8, 2011
    Why a Fire instead of a Galaxy Tab or Galaxy Note?
  6. nfl46, Mar 29, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012

    nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
  7. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    I'd spend $200 on the original Galaxy Tab 7" instead if I were you.

    More fully featured tablet.
  8. Batavian macrumors 6502


    Mar 10, 2011
  9. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    If you want a 7" Android tablet, skip both the Fire and the Galaxy Tab. Go for a Nook Tablet and root it. Almost all the reviews agree that it has the best screen out there. I have one and enjoy tinkering with it...for what it is at any rate.
  10. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    I agree. The screen on those are nice.

    Returning my iPad 3 and going to use my Kindle Fire. I just realized I haven't used my iPad 3 in a week...its just sitting in the corner of my bedroom. Lol.

    Just purchased a Kindle Fire for $139, just realized thats nearly four iPad 3's (Base Model) with tax. Probably will barely use the Kindle Fire after I root it. I'd rather use my Macbook or iPhone to browse. Nevertheless, $139 is a steal and isn't much money.
  11. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    I don't see the Kindle Fire as a tablet replacement really as much as just a nice thing to have if you're really into your Amazon Prime membership and what it offers for/with that service. If you're not big on Amazon Prime, then it's probably not worth having just as a tablet outside of that. If you're not interested in Amazon Prime and you still want a smaller tablet like this, totally get a Nook Tablet.

    I would possibly consider getting a refurbished model if I was more sold on their video service. And I want to see how their next model improves.
  12. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Anyone try the latest OS update on the Fire? Is it a lot better now than when it was first released?
  13. wirelessness macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    I had a little trouble finding the link to the refurbished ones on Amazon's home page. Here's a link for anyone who cares.
  14. batotman macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2012
    Well, probably wouldn't be as bad as my new iPad if dropped in the bathtub.
  15. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    yes it is better and gives some control (sideloaded apps do make it a better device) but i wish it had ICS on it
    amazon is more restrictive than apple on their apps and stuff
  16. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    I would just wait for a Nexus Tab for few more $.
  17. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    The Fire 2 should be out this year with higher resolution. Better yet, the 7.85" iPad rumor.
  18. taipan61 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2011
    corner starbucks
    i thought i read/heard somewhere that it's supposed to be out late 3Q or early 4Q, though i wish they could do it with e-ink
  19. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    I have one if you're really interested :cool:
  20. ecib macrumors regular


    Jan 4, 2011
    My curiosity was already satisfied when my nephew got one for his birthday. Laggy POS. But for that price, even a laggy POS could be a good option for some. Would be fun for this alone:
  21. iEvolution macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Must have used it with the factory firmware cause with the latest upgrade it runs smooth.

    You can also turn it into a full fledged android tablet if one wishes, I haven't done it yet but supposedly it runs fine.

    I can't see why anyone wouldnt get one at its price, definitely worth it even if you have an ipad, might convince some that a 7.85 ipad wouldn't be such a bad idea. Its much easier to type on than my other android tablet (10.1).

    I wouldn't recommend it if one wants to use apps as its main feature (unless you're going to unlock it) because amazon's app store is still lacking which is suprising considering it is the number 1 selling android tablet.
  22. nfl46 macrumors 604

    Oct 5, 2008
    Got my Kindle Fire and put ICS on it. It satisfies my needs and isn't laggy at all. I have the Android Market Place (Or Google Play) on it and it is a full fledge Android tablet. I got all this for $139! Definitely can't beat that price. I will miss my new iPad, but definitely not going back to it due to lack of use. By the way, Angry Birds Space looks great on the Kindle Fire.
  23. gadget123 macrumors 68000

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom
    The first Galaxy tab when Ipad 1 launched was 7" so it's nothing new just another tablet.
  24. Jackintosh, Mar 31, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012

    Jackintosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2009
    I'd much rather get a Blackberry Playbook. The 16gb is $199 (brand new). A much more powerful and serious 7" tablet in my opinion. I have one, and it comes in a close 2nd to the iPad.

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