When the Amazon Kindle Fire was announced, we were all pretty excited about its tablet-meets-e-reader form factor, low price, and powerful hardware. Barnes & Noble has fired back this morning with an equally impressive device (and in some aspects even more so), albeit with a slightly higher price tag. As always, both devices offer features that make them unique from each other -- but, at the end of the day, which one is the better choice?
Let's throw both devices in the ring and see how they fare with one another, shall we? First up, specs:
- 7-inch IPS lamination display
- 1GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB storage with SD card slot
- 400 grams
- 9 Hours of video playback, 11.5 hours of read-time
Amazon Kindle Fire
- 7-inch IPS display
- 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 8GB internal storage, no SD card slot
- 413 grams
- 7.5 hours locally-stored video playback, 8 hours read-time
With specs out of the way, let's take a closer look at each one to get a better idea of which device is the better buy this holiday season.