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  So i have a friend who is willing to sell his Kindle Fire to me for cheap like $120. So my question is: is it worth it? I had the Transformer before and i loved it, a bit too heavy so i sold it. I'd like to have a tablet so i can read manga/comics and epubs, and some light browsing. I'm not really looking to watch anything on the tablet because i think the screen is way too small. Should i get the Kindle Fire? I know it can be rooted and flash ICS rom on it and that will be the first thing i do after i buy it.

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Yes, at $120 it's definitely worth it. Just don't go in expecting it to be an iPad or Samsung Galaxy, etc, it's a great bargain for what it can do. I think you'll be very happy. My wife and I have enjoyed ours, she's loved it for reading and browsing Facebook, and the internet. I'd do it if I were you.
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Yea. Since i'm going to use it mainly for reading epubs and mangas, i think it will do the job very well. 

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Bought one for my mother, she LOVES it. She reads on it all the time and plays angry birds lol. It has Gorilla glass as well. I say its worth it.
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Is it hard to root it then flash the ICS rom on it?

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Got the Kindle Fire today and i'm pretty happy with it. Overall, it's a great small tablet for reading mangas and epubs. Man the process of rooting and flashing ICS rom on it was a pain and i was so happy when i got it done. I think the rom is still a bit buggy tho.

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