Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Nook Tablet PCs compared

Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Nook Tablet PCs compared

There aren’t many tablets that can outsell Apple’s iPad tablets. But one tablet recently made news by accomplishing the deed – Amazon’s Kindle Fire. But even with its affordable price tag, Kindle Fire tablet still has competitors. One of the coolest tablets that compete with Kindle Fire is the Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet. Both are must-haves once after you get a peek at its specifications.

Amazon Kindle Fire Key features:

  • Google’s Android v2.3 Gingerbread Operating System

  • 190 x 120 x 11.4 mm dimensions

  • 413 grams weight

  • 7 inch LCD capacitive multi touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 pixels screen size and scratch resistant glass

  • 1 GHz Dual core A9 OMAP4 Processor along with 512 MB RAM

  • 8 GB Internal storage

  • Decent web browser with HTML support

  • Stereo speakers

  • WiFi connectivity support

  • 3.5 mm audio jack

 

Nook tablet key features:

  • Google’s Android v2.3 Gingerbread Operating System

  • 205 x 127 x 12.2 mm dimensions

  • Weighs about 400 grams

  • 7 inch LCD capacitive multi touchscreen display with 1024 x 600 pixels screen size

  • 1 GHz Dual core TI 4430 Processor along with 1 GB RAM

  • PWERVR SGX540 Graphics Processing Unit

  • Stacked Flash 16 GB eMMC ROM

  • 11 GB Storage capacity

  • Up to 32 GB via microSDHC memory cards

  • Accelerometer

  • WiFi connectivity support

  • 3.5 mm audio jack

 

These are the basic specifications, but when it comes to looks and design, Nook tablet will definitely grab the prize. But it doesn’t mean Kindle Fire isn’t any less good. They both have the same IPS 7 inch displays of same resolution and with almost the same detailing. With the Vivid-View laminated display, the Nook Tablet offers better viewing angles and clearer viewing than that of Amazon Kindle Fire.

The physical volume controls in Nook tablet is more preferred to the virtual software-based volume controls in the Kindle Fire. One major difference is when it comes to the storage capacity criteria. Nook tablets offer 11 GB storage space for users and can be extended to 32 GB with microSDHC cards, while Kindle Fire doesn’t support memory expansion and offers only 8 GB.

However, with both tablets supporting charging via standard microUSB 2.0, Nook tablets will want you to use its proprietary USB cable for charging. Nook tablets can maintain cleaner looks remarkably than Kindle Fire tablets, because of its dirt-repelling soft touch coating. When the display is tilted Amazon Kindle Fire gives bluish color, hence increasing scores for the display in Nook tablet. Kindle Fire also offers free cloud storage for Amazon apps.

Both tablets are priced in the Rs 13,000 to Rs 15,000 band in India.

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