Thinking of buying the Barnes and Noble Nook or Amazon Kindle Fire?
Both the Barnes and Noble Nook, and Amazon Kindle Fire offer affordable prices for gaining easy access into tablet computing, but what are they offering in terms of specifications and features other than a great price?
We help you make you make up your mind with an easy to see comparison between the two Tablet computers.
- Nook tablet = $229-249
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = $199
- Nook tablet = 7 inches
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = 7 inches
- Nook tablet = Wi-Fi only
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = Wi-Fi only
- Nook tablet = Roughly 1000 +
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = 10,000 and growing quickly
- Nook tablet = Based on Android but no access to Androids marketplace for apps
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = Based on Android but no access to Androids marketplace for apps
- Nook tablet = 16 gigabytes of storage plus a memory-card slot
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = With unlimited access to the Amazon cloud service – Only 8 gigabytes of internal storage is offered and no memory-card slot
- Nook tablet = 0.48 inch thick, 14.1 ounces
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = 0.45 inch thick, 14.6 ounces
- Nook tablet = Up to 9 hours claimed
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = Up to 7.5 hours claimed
- Nook tablet = Access to apps from Netflix and Hulu for video streaming
- Amazon Kindle Fire tablet = Access to apps from Netflix and Hulu for video streaming plus Amazon Premium cloud service for $79 a year offering free movies, e-books, music all form their cloud servers,
Amazon Kindle v Barnes and Noble Nook:
So as you can see, apart from price there is not much at all between the two, there is however one more important factor that many should consider that is less obvious and will be prone to fluctuation and that is how many apps are available on their own marketplaces.
Here Amazon are leaps and bounds ahead from the fact that they have such a huge overall global presence already and a highly functional marketplace that is designed to make their Kindle Fire a real entertainment hub, offering videos, music and games with free access to their flagship cloud service as standard to stream the content and store items bought.
I actually struggle to see why anyone would want the Nook when they can get a better functioning and more connected tablet PC for less money.Anthony Munns