Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Tablet, Review & Comparison

Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Tablet, Review & Comparison

The Kindle Fire is about to be released and people want to know if it lives up to the hype. In a word: Yes. The Kindle Fire is best for those that want a tablet PC that handles all of the most important functions and does away with some of the least used functions found on other tablet PCs like the iPad 2.

This focus on the most important functions of a tablet PC has allowed Amazon to offer the Kindle Fire at an incredible price-point of only $199. If you always wanted to get a tablet PC but couldn’t afford something like the iPad 2, this is for you.

Kindle Fire vs iPad 2 vs Nook Tablet, Review & Comparison

Amazon Kindle Fire Apple iPad 2 B&N Nook Tablet
Price $199 $499-829 $249
Content Source Amazon iTunes Barnes and Noble
App Store Amazon App Store & Android Apps iOS App Store Nook Apps
Apps Available 15,000+ 90,000+ for iPad 700+
Screen Size (inches) 7 9.7 7
Screen Resolution 1,024×600 1,024×768 1,024×600
Screen Pixels Per Inch 169 132 169
Size (inches) 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 9.5 x 7.31 x .34 8.1 x 5.0 x .48
Weight 14.6 ounces 21.28 ounces 14.1 ounces
OS Custom Android iOS Android 2.2
Capacity 8GB 16-64GB 16GB
Expandable Storage No No Yes (up to 32GB micro SD cards)
3G No Optional No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Processor Dual-core TI OMAP 4 Dual-core A5 Dual-core TI OMAP4
Camera No Front and Rear No
GPS No On 3G Models No
Browser Amazon Silk Mobile Safari Customized Android
Battery Life 8 hours 7.5 hours 9 hours
Information current as of 11/07/11
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Amazon Kindle Fire Apple iPad 2 B&N Nook Tablet
Pros Low Price Largest App Store Expandable Storage
Unlimited Free Cloud Storage Largest built-in storage Large built-in storage
Light weight Large screen Light weight
Small, easily portable Camera Long battery life
Cons Built-in storage could be bigger High Cost More expensive than competing Kindle Fire
No camera for skype/chat Nearly 50% heavier than Fire No comparable service to Amazon Prime that includes TV shows and Movies
Information current as of 11/07/11

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