I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I love. It is really easy on these old eyes. I should have stopped with that. The Paperwhite doesn't operate like a tablet and for some reason I thought I might like a tablet. So, I got a re-conditioned Kindle Fire with some credits I had. I got it before the end of last year.
This is my opinion on the Fire--Don't waste your money. I wanted a tablet to use to check the internet when I was around the house or school. My phone runs out of battery too quickly when I use it like that or I would just use the phone. I liked what an iPad could do, but I have never been an Apple girl. I wasn't sure that I would get used to the operating system. But, I find similar concerns with the Fire. I have trouble doing a web search and then checking Facebook or email. Moving between things is slow and awkward in my opinion. Sometimes it doesn't stay connected to our wireless service at home very well.
The thing the Fire does well is the thing I use it least for--it plays games and shows my Kindle books well. I prefer to read the Paperwhite and I don't play games for the most part, so I don't find much use for the Kindle Fire. Lately I tried downloading some free apps to see if I could make it do more things and maybe find uses for it. The trouble is this--it now makes annoying dings even when it is supposed to be off. The battery gets used up even when I haven't looked at it in days. It seems to have a life of its own.
I still might like a tablet. I am on the fence about that. But, I won't be ordering it from Amazon again.