Color on the Fire Tablet Display - dummies

Color on the Fire Tablet Display

By Nancy C. Muir

The display on Fire tablets offers a high-resolution screen that makes for very crisp colors when you’re watching that hit movie or reading a colorful magazine. The 8.9-inch model offers the highest resolution of the bunch.


In-plane switching is a technology that gives you a wide viewing angle on the Fire tablet screens. The result is that if you want to share your movie with a friend sitting next to you on the couch, she’ll have no problem seeing what’s on the screen from that side angle.

In addition, the screen is coated with layers of gorilla glass that make it extra strong, so it should withstand most of the bumps and scratches you throw at it.

Of course, you should avoid dropping your Fire tablet, exposing it to extreme temperatures, or spilling liquids on it. The User Guide also advises that if you do spill liquids, you shouldn’t heat the device in your microwave to dry it off. (Perhaps a case of tablet maintenance advice for real dummies?)