Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch falls in the category of tablets where you get the best of features from a tablet, in a very low price. If you compare this tablet to expensive ones like the iPad Air or Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, you’ll find these features to be very close to them, but the Amazon tends to provide the tablet cheaper because they sale services not the device.
Here is a complete discussion on Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 from an actual user, should be helpful:
- 2560*1600 @339PPI
- Digital Dolby audio speakers
- 16/32/64 GB with 2 GB RAM
- 8MP Rear and 1.3MP front facing camera
- Android Jelly bean
- 2.2Ghz quad core processor
- Weighs 374 grams
- Mayday 24*7 support
- Amazon app store with over 100k apps
So if you want the best bang for your buck then Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 would do the job pretty good. Kindle Fire HDX is an Android device but it is heavily customized by Amazon so you would not be able to find the Google Play store on it and neither is the UI anything like usual Android. So you might not be able to find few apps there on it. For that purpose, people generally “side-load apps from other places“. You can find most of the apps from Google Play store this way, but you might not be able to find few newly popular apps or the unpopular apps. Otherwise for the features, Kindle Fire HDX is the best option available.