I think this is a very good tablet for the money, with a few exceptions. It is somewhat restrictive in that you are limited primarily to applications useful to the Amazon ecosystem. I prefer the Kindle navigation system as compared to that available on Kobo e-readers. So, I knew what I was getting - a Kindle reader with a few extras. The price was very attractive, the cover is well designed and useful. I like that I can view YouTube, Netflix, Prime video and I don't have a problem with the Silk web browser. It seems to work very well. My only real negative is that the illumination level does not dim as much as I prefer for reading in the dark. iPhones and iPads dim very well so I know it is possible.