I recently got a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX, and I have to say that I am quite happy with it. It has a good looking screen, and while it doesn’t have all the apps of Google Play, it has more than enough to keep me entertained, but really what I use it for is a comic book reader.
It is the perfect size for comics, and the screen makes the colors pop. While I like physical comics better, they look great on the HDX. I was hoping since comiXology was now owned by Amazon that the app would be more integrated like their own comic books, which shows how far through the book I am, and the book shows up on the start screen. Still, it works well, and there is time for Amazon to improve the integration.
Other than that it is a pretty standard tablet. It plays music and videos, and it lets me make Skype calls with its front facing camera. Nothing too exciting, but if it didn’t do those things it would be a pretty lame tablet. Amazon is also making an investment in video games buying a couple of well known studios, Double Helix for one, so there should be a lot of decent things to play if Strider and Killer Instinct Season One are anything to go by.
If you are looking for something that does everything, this is not that tablet, but if you are looking for a fast and cheap comic book reader that almost does everything, you could do a whole lot worse. I am having fun with mine, and I am sure that you would enjoy it too. Plus if you ever want it to be a plain Google tablet you can always root it. Maybe that will be a post in the near future.