I am brand new here to this forum and this is my 1st post.
I got a Kindle Fire HDX 2 years ago (Wish I had discovered this site then too!) and I am loving being a kindle user...(I really wish I had gotten one years ago.) I had originally wanted the new Samsung Galaxy tablet, but I had a feeling that I would need to replace my laptop within a year or so (And I did end up doing just that!) plus I had a job of taking care of my grandmother that included ALOT of sit down time so wanted a device that I could easily slip into my bag with a lunch/dinner and be on my way.
My mom has had a couple of Kindle Fires over the last few years, so I asked her about it and she really encouraged me to settle on that device, not just in words but over time I saw her on her kindle more then her laptop, reading email, looking at facebook, sometimes watching how to videos on youtube...so I decided that based on price, size, what I could do with it, that the kindke fire was what I should get.
The only downsides to having a kindle fire are: Can't get anything Google play related (Though honestly that's not a big deal.) and the other is is that I don't actually read as much as I should...like I'll start reading an ebook and I'll remember something I wanted to look up, which might lead to something else....see where that's going? But that concern isn't even close to warrent giving this up.
A part of me (The Gadget Kitty part I guess.) still wants the Galaxy, though...maybe one of these days I'll get one. Though I think I'll still own a Kindle Fire.