So I’m in the peculiar state of having no decent device on which to read sweet delicious CS games (and since I’m too lazy to hold a physical book to read - I have an ancient kindle that I adore - I’m certainly not going to hold a laptop for extended periods of time. Far too much work).
Would this new thingy work? All I want is to read CS games on a handbag-sized device so I can whip out my own (“Attack of the Clockwork Army”, releasing this very Sunday, thanks for asking) at a moment’s notice, especially for potential converts to IF (who are unlikely to be impressed by me driving home, fetching my laptop, and returning to the scene).
John Scalzi reviews it at http://whatever.scalzi.com/2015/10/30/the-50-fire-tablet-first-impressions/
Would I recommend a $50 Fire tablet? Not for anyone who isn’t idly curious and/or has more than $50 to spend and/or isn’t already tied into the Amazon ecosystem. There are better options, including ones that don’t lock you into Amazon’s OS, app store and retail experience. But for $50, and for folks whole hog into Amazon? Hey, you know, it’s pretty damn not bad. So far I’m pleased with what I got in exchange for my money, which, ultimately, is the key metric.