With a base price of $199, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD gives you a lot for your money. And while it's just as easy to crack open as the original Fire, it has better hardware and a completely redesigned interior.
The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4460 system on a chip (SoC), 1GB of DDR2 SDRAM, a 7-inch IPS LCD (1,280x800-pixel), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (MIMO) support. The base model has 16GB of storage, but a 32GB version is also available. The Fire HD measures 5.4 inches by 7.6 inches by 0.4 inch and weighs 13.9 ounces.
Easy to open and disassemble
Like the original Fire, the Kindle Fire HD is a snap to crack open. With the help of a thin metal blade or plastic case-opening tool, you can pop off the back cover. No tamper-resistant screws here.
Once inside, removing the internal components is also a straightforward process. Other than a single Torx T5 screw on ... [Read more]