I'm undecided on this. As mentioned, it's a good price for those who were planning on getting it anyway. It's $50 off normal price, which is good ... but not insane good.
Two things concern me ... one, that many reviews state that the Fire is sluggish when compared to other android tablets. And that the speakers on the 8.9 HD is actually worse than the 7" HD model. I'd want this for primarily streaming netflix, so the quality of the speakers is a big deal to me. And I could spend more for extra speakers, but that sort of defeats the purpose of this being on sale to begin with.
If anyone happens to own one of these already, how good are the speakers overall? I have read they are better than avg, but worse than expected when compared to its little brother.
i have 8.9" hd but never compared it with 7" HD. Speakers are good for video(but maybe any STEREO speakers are good enough for me) and youtube HD is smooth.
The stock OS is ICS based, slightly sluggish but definitely usable. The CM10.1 is super smooth and feels great -- except no audio yet.
Last edited by lex2000; 03-31-2013 at 01:47 AM..