The Kindle Fire is available at Best Buy and Staples, as of 2015. The current Kindle Fire, the 7-inch HDX, is available from Best Buy for $179.99 and from Staples for $199. Best Buy also offers a refurbished model for about $160.
The Kindle Fire is rated with 4.7 stars out of 5 stars at Best Buy and 5 stars out of 5 stars at Staples. This is a fully functioning tablet that goes beyond the book-reading design of the original Kindle. Some of the main features of this tablet include 1920 x 1200 resolution, 16-gigabyte internal storage capacity, access to the Amazon cloud and a quad-core processor.
The Kindle Fire HDX runs on the optimized Android operating system and features a front-facing, high-definition camera that is ideal for video chats. Included in the purchase of a Kindle is a feature from Amazon known as Kindle FreeTime. With this program, every family member has access to an individual home screen, and parents can restrict access for children. There is also an Amazon Mayday feature, which allows Kindle users to get personalized, one-on-one customer support from Amazon tech support. Tech support draws on the Kindle screen to help the user with almost any task, or the support person does the task for the user remotely.