Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (2012)
with Marware MicroShell Folio Case
Well cared for, barely used, no scratches and in excellent working condition
Watch Amazon Prime
Stream movies online
Search internet & email
1.5GHz dual-core OMAP CPU
8.9-inch IPS screen
Pin sharp 1080p resolution
1.3MP front camera
16GB internal memory (non-expandable)
MicroShell Folio Case was imported from USA – cost £45
EXTRACT FROM TRUSTED REVIEWS
Screen quality is not something the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 scrimps on. In fact, the tablet’s touch-sensitive display is excellent for the price. It uses an 8.9-inch IPS screen of 1080p resolution. Larger and more expensive tablets continue to use lower-quality, less pixel-packed screens and this is the Fire HD 8.9’s strongest element. With a pixel density of 254ppi, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9’s display is around as sharp as the iPad with Retina display, which boasts 263ppi.
Colour saturation, contrast and black level are all impressive too. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9’s interface actually uses a slightly greyish background that serves as an admission that its black levels aren’t quite perfect. However, this screen is seriously impressive and most importantly – given that its a Kindle device – is able to render pin-sharp text for eBook reading. With a lower-resolution tablet, text can look pixelated, making it far more tiring to read for long periods.