Key features:

  • 7-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS screen
  • Unrivalled speakers
  • Flawless performance
  • Mayday assistance
  • Review Price: £199.99

More than just a mouthful, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 is built primarily for movie and music lovers. It has the best speakers we’ve come across on any tablet, as well as a glorious 7-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 IPS screen that’s as suited to watching movies on as it is for reading in the sunshine. These come attached to an attractive, well-built body covered in soft touch plastic.
Like the Fire HD, it runs a heavily altered version of Android that can be a pain to use. App support isn’t great, and almost everything about it is designed to get you to buy more stuff from Amazon, but it does have an ace up its sleeve. That’s Mayday, the company’s own tech support service that’s always available when you need a helping hand.
Performance is another real high point. The quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM combine to great effect, meaning the HDX handles even the most complex 3D games like a dream. Depending on use, you can also go for up to two days between charges. While it’s currently listed for £220, Amazon frequently slashes the HDX 7 down to around £150.