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Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member02 Jan 2017 7:19 a.m. PST

I'm thinking that a Kindle Fire may be ideal to replace my wife's ageing Netbook. She only uses her device for emails and a bit of browsing so the Fire looks OK and, now the Tesco Hudl 2 is no longer available, as good a bargain as can be got.

I'm not talking about the Fire HD which don't seem to be as well reviewed.

Anyone got Fire experience to share?


Who asked this joker02 Jan 2017 7:31 a.m. PST

I use the fire original. It is a bit slow. PDFs can load and refresh slowly. I ended up getting a PDF app (ezPDF I think) and it worked better. Not a bad little tablet and very solid feel.

If she is just wanting a simple tablet for browsing, I'd suggest an ASUS low end tablet. I bought one for myself a couple of years ago. It's still going strong. It cost about $60. USD

Toronto48 Inactive Member02 Jan 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

FYI There is a free download for Kindle so you are not restricted to that brand


I use it both n my large screen PC and a smaller laptop Downloaded material from Amazon is automatically transferred into the library after purchase

Tacitus02 Jan 2017 5:30 p.m. PST

The fire is a great value. Although I use the iPad more, the fire always comes through like a champ for books and rules PDFs.

PaddySinclair02 Jan 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

Doug, taking a quick look at Tesco


There's a bunch of Windows tablets around the £65.00 GBP mark (one at £49.00 GBP…) and going from a netbook to those should be relatively painless I find a Windows tablet a better user experience than iPad, Kindle Fire or any of the other Android tablets.

If however you use Amazon services a whole bunch, then the Fire is rather sweet for that having it all built in.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member03 Jan 2017 3:04 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone – I'm looking at Asus and the Tesco offers before deciding.


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

I have a Kindle Fire. I use it mostly when on vacation for reading emails and books I've downloaded from the library. It's pretty small so it's tough to type on for me but it's easier to carry and use on the plane.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member04 Jan 2017 4:54 a.m. PST

The Windows ones seem to be very slow, according to reviews – any input on this?


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2017 9:34 p.m. PST

I can't say it's slow that I've noticed but I still run Windows 98 on one computer. Internet allways seamed fine.

Moonraker Miniatures Inactive Member06 Jan 2017 3:16 a.m. PST

I'm not saying Windows 10 is slow- I've been using on my laptop for a while and it's fine. However, the cheap tablets that are running Windows 10 appear to have a speed problem because of the small RAM.


Personal logo TheWarStoreMan Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Jan 2017 6:51 a.m. PST

Kindle Fire -- I like the small size for reading books and I can access the internet too.

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