I bought a Kindle Fire because they were selling for under $50. It came today and, although my opinion might change in time, I'll tell you what I think so far. As a book reader, I think I prefer the Paperwhite version, like my older one, which continues to be an option. I think that I will find reading a book with the backlit feature of the Kindle Fire to be annoying over time, since it is more like reading a book on a computer, whereas the Paperwhite version is more like reading a regular book. However, books with illustrations or photographs will display much better on the Kindle Fire. One good thing about it is that I can easily access any of the books that I have bought from Amazon.com through the Cloud, without having to transfer them through my Amazon.com account. This is my fourth Kindle, so it's nice to be able to access all of them without having to store them on my Kindle Fire. I just watched part of a movie on my Kindle Fire and was amazed at the clarity of the picture. Although my television is high density, the Kindle Fire picture is far superior. Because of the small screen of the Kindle Fire, I don't think I'll retire my television, however. The Kindle Fire will never replace my computer. I tried posting this review of the Kindle Fire using the Kindle Fire. Although I connected to the forum through the same Internet connection that I am using on my computer, it was agonizingly slow and, in the end, it never did complete the post. Typing into the Kindle Fire is like typing into a smart phone, using a virtual keyboard. Even when I am paying close attention, it enters the wrong key at least a fourth of the time, and then auto correct further exacerbates the problem. Typing with one or two fingers is not something that I enjoy to begin with, but I had to redo pretty much every other word. In the middle of a word, it might decide to start capitalizing letters, or throw in a page break, as if I had hit the Enter key. After completing my post, I clicked the button to post the reply. After a long pause, it finally gave me a prompt about being unable to load the page, and the post never was completed. Another thing that I hate about the Kindle Fire is that when it is unable to complete something, it never quits trying. After trying a couple of times to complete the post through my Kindle Fire, I went on to something else, but I couldn't get it to quit trying to load the page. If it can't do something, give it up. Don't disable my device for the rest of the afternoon trying. So, I may come to like it for some things, I don't think that it will replace my Paperwhite Kindle as a book reader, except where significant photos or illustrations are involved, and I am pretty darned sure that I'll never try to use it in place of my computer. I can see using it to watch movies when I am not near by television. Now I know why my wife uses hers mostly to play games. Perhaps some of these problems will work their way out as I become more familiar with the Kindle Fire.