I’d been using my wife’s old black and white Kindle as my e-reader for a couple of years and was looking to upgrade. After a bit of research I asked for the Kindle Fire 7″ HD (8 Gigs) for my birthday in March. After a couple of months I can tell you I love it. It offers way more than I bargained for. Not only is it a great e-reader it is a fully functional tablet as well. On our recent trip to and from Buenos Aires I used it to watch the entire two years’ of the Harry Bosch series (free with my Amazon Prime account), as well as two movies and completing two books. I can access my web e-mail, surf the internet, listen to music, organize my media files, and much more. If you’re looking for a reasonably priced e-reader and tablet, I don’t think you can go wrong with this product.