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Size and weight are a concern when you expect to hold a device for extended periods.
- The iPad Air is svelte product, weighing in at just one pound, and measuring 9.4 inches by 6.6 inches by 0.29 inch (240 mm x 169.5 mm x 7.5 mm).
- The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX measures 9.09 inches by 6.22 inches by 0.31 inches (231 mm x 158 mm x 7.8 mm) and is actually lighter than the iPad Air, weighing in at only 0.84 lbs.
The Kindle Fire HDX is smaller and lighter than the iPad Air, which is to be expected given that it has a smaller screen, but if size and/or weight are a concern, then this is another win for Amazon.
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