If you're in the market for a 7" tablet, Leo says the Google Nexus 7 is a better option. Apple's iPad Mini is also due next month. The Kindle Fire HD has a better screen, but it's still suffering from the sluggish performance of the original Fire. Leo thinks it's really for someone who lives in the Amazon eco-system. The Nexus 7 performs much better though. It does play audio books from Audible, which Leo likes. It's not really worth a recommendation, though.