But to be honest, I've not been on the computer that much!
Who needs to when you can check everything from across the room on the couch right on your very own lovely little Kindle Fire.
Have I mentioned I am in love?
And I've only explored the free apps and free books and free software for this thing because do you know how much I might spend when I'll eventually wander into the realm of the paid stuff? I'm going to have to start squirreling away Amazon gift cards to feed my addiction!
Okay, so let's start at the top.
Concerns that I had going into this thing:
- For a Techie like me 8GB is kinda a laughing matter....I dream my dream DVR Receiver has a 1TB HD on it. I stopped using 8GB flash drives 2 years ago and moved to a 250GB external hard drive because 8GB was just too insubstantial. So this whole 8GB of storage space was a pretty big concern for me.
- It's WiFi only. Which is like putting me on life support only if I stay close enough to the machine. But who likes to be that limited?
- Will I really use it that much? I mean, $199 is a GREAT price for an e-reader slash tablet computer, but it's just wasted money if you don't use it.
- Will it be fast enough for me? The display at BestBuy was painfully slow and I made excuses for it that it was because their WiFi network had so many devices leeching off of it, but it was a concern because I just can't stand lag time. I have my cell phone set to reboot itself every night at 2AM just to avoid pauses or delays on it.
- And the heart of the matter...I like a paper book. I love books. What will reading a whole book be like on a screen instead of paper?
Doesn't seem to be a problem and I'm not really anticipating it either. I keep pictures on my computer and backed up on my external HD. I put music on my cell phone's removable micro SD card and bluetooth it to my stereo in my car. So really, I'll be using this for reading, checking Facebook, maybe playing a few games and Ty and Jason have enjoyed watching some Amazon Prime videos on it like some old school Legends of Zelda.