Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Amazon Kindle Fire include:

  • Display: 7-inch multi-touch display with IPS (in-plane switching) technology
  • Resolution: 1024 x 600 pixel resolution at 169 ppi, 16 million colors
  • Size: 7.5 x 4.7 x 0.45 inches (190 x 120 x 11.4 mm)
  • Weight: 14.6 ounces (413 grams)
  • On-Device Storage: 8 GB internal (approximately 6 GB available for user content)
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback, with wireless off
  • Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately four hours via included power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via USB
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • USB: 2.0 (micro-B connector)
  • Audio: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, top-mounted stereo speakers
  • Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible [Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)], DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV, MP4, VP8
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  • MSRP in the US*: USD 200

* Researched at on the day we published this review.

Sandy Berger, respected computer authority, journalist, media guest, speaker, and author, has more than three decades of experience as a computer and technology expert. Her eight books include: How to Have a Meaningful Relationship with Your Computer, Your Official Grown-up's Guide to AOL and the Internet, Cyber Savers –Tips & Tricks for Today’s Drowning Computer Users, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Better Living through Technology, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to the Internet, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Gadgets & Gizmos, Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Health & Wellness, and Sandy Berger’s Great Age Guide to Online Travel. Sandy’s newspaper column, magazine articles, feature stories, product reviews, and computer tips can be found at her website, Compu-KISS.