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Question [Solved] Why does it weigh so little?

How come the Kindle Fire HDX weighs so much less than other comparable Android tablet? How did they do it?
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Maybe google play has weight issues?

Seriously tho the nexus 7 2013 weighs less at 290g vs 303g.

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Maybe google play has weight issues?

Seriously tho the nexus 7 2013 weighs less at 290g vs 303g.

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The Nexus 7 is also 2" smaller in size...
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You didn't stipulate the 8.9" version
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You didn't stipulate the 8.9" version
Indeed I didn't. My apologies!

But perhaps you have a point there. the 8.9" is a good inch smaller than most other (10") tablets. Maybe that 1 inch makes that much difference?
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That's what the girls tell me...

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(Specs taken from DisplayMate's review of the screens. I am not allowed to post links.)

Ipad Air weighs 1 pound with a screen area of 45.16 square inches. That's .0221 pounds per square inch.

Kindle fire HDX 8.9 weighs .825 pounds with a screen area of 35.6 inches. That's .0232 pounds per square inch.

The Kindle is no lighter than the Ipad Air, just a little smaller. The real question is why the other android tablets are still so heavy.

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