Amazon has stepped up its tablet game again, this time with the Kindle Fire HDX. Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch HDX will feature 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, providing 3x the power of previous models. Not only is the main chip fast, but the Fire HDX sports an Adreno 330 graphics processor which delivers console quality gaming 4x faster than the previous Kindle Fire HD.
Amazon didn't forget the Kindle's roots as an e-reader. When using a special low-power reading mode, battery life is extended up to a maximum of 17-18 hours. This mode automatically shuts down unused system components, consuming only enough power to display your new favorite book. Speaking of content, the Fire HDX has full access to the Amazon content ecosystem. Ongoing revenue from tablet users purchasing content means Amazon can keep HDX prices low.