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A reasonable amount of adhesive holds the battery in place; we make short work of it with some fancy spudgering.

Verdict: The battery is more replaceable than some of the tablets we encounter, but slim design still rules.

The 3.7 V, 4440 mAh battery boasts 10 hours of power during mixed usage—a decrease from the 2012 HD edition. Amazon calls it an increase in battery life compared to the "previous generation Kindle Fire."

Let us break it down for you: This HD is really the new Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HDX will be the new Kindle Fire HD. Confused yet?

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