Review: Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX Slimmer, Sharper

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CBS Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight.

The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in every dimension.

The new Kindle Fire HDX is lighter by 23 percent for the smaller model and 34 percent for the full-sized one. The slimmer profile is made possible by a new, lighter magnesium alloy body, a touch screen with fewer layers than before and a frame that is about one-quarter narrower all around the edge of the screen.

Add to that the company’s claim that the processor is three times as fast as last year’s Kindle Fire HD, and Amazon.com Inc. seems to have an attractive holiday gift option on its hands.

In my hands, at an event for reporters Tuesday, the weight reduction is noticeable. I own a year-old 7-inch…

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