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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7″ reviewed at SlashGear

Budget price doesn't not have to mean budget specs and dismal performance, as Google has once again proven with its 2013 model of the Nexus 7 tablet. Amazon has similarly put out its own take on the high-performance, low-price category with the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX. Now, courtesy of our sister site SlashGear, we get to see how the new tablet not only stacks up even against Google's masterpiece but, at the same time, is in a league of its own.

Google Nexus 7 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

This week Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire HDX tablets, delivering all their content and "customers also bought" suggestions right to you in a brand new and sleek device. The X in the name is for the display, which got a huge boost, but that isn't all they've done with their slate. We'll be pitting it against Google's Nexus 7 below, just in case you're weighing a purchase decision.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX hands-on

Amazon took the unusual route with the original Kindle Fire, branching out from Android by adopting Google's OS but changing it in fundamental ways until it served the retail giant's content funnel purposes. Now in the third-generation we have the Kindle Fire HDX, two new slates - 7- and 8.9-inches - which refine the consumer experience even further. We stopped by Amazon to find out how the new Fire HDX tablets hold up.

Amazon details Mayday, 24/7 live video tech support for Kindle Fire HDX line

Along with all of the excellent news from Amazon this evening regarding their new Kindle Fire HDX lineup is something called Mayday. You might be wondering what exactly that is, and we'll tell you. Mayday! Mayday! We have a problem! Amazon will be offering 365/24/7 (all day every day) live video remote tech support on their new Kindle Fire HDX tablets. This is free for the new tablet owners, and is rather interesting.