Amazon's upcoming 7-inch Kindle Fire 2 tablet needs these 10 things to take on the Google Nexus and other competitors.
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No one expects a $199 tablet to have the graphics horsepower of a gaming console, but our lowered expectations may soon rise. The reason: Google has added a 12-core graphics subsystem to its Nexus 7. Will Amazon respond in kind?
One possible scenario: Amazon lowers the price of the first-gen Kindle Fire to, say, $150. If you're happy playing Angry Birds, that's the model for you. The 2nd-gen Fire could add a more powerful GPU that's better equipped to handle immersive games with rich graphics.
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