Nook Tablet vs Kindle Fire (Spec Comparison)

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Both Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet go on sale this week. They will definitely become the hit of the holidays. Before the launches of these two tablets, smaller devices either cost over $300 or feature serious limitations. Amazon's Kindle Fire starts shipping Tuesday, the 14th November 2011 for an incredible price of only $199, becoming a well-designed and integrated tablet affordable to most buyers for the first time. Two days later, Barnes & Noble’s new Nook Tablet, which is designed to take on Kindle Fire by offering additional features, is also expected to be put on sale for $50 more at $249. Let’s make more comparisons between Kindle Fire and Nook Table, including how the specs of these two tablets compare.

The Kindle Fire have received mostly positive reviews thanks to its low price and the Nook Table seems to be likely to get the same ideas although reviewers have not got their hands on it until later this week.

Both Kindle Fire and Nook Table are similar in appearances. The Fire is a bit smaller and thinner and the Nook Tablet is a bit lighter. This small different between the two devices could be due to the plastic used to make the bezel.

The two new tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble are similar in many specifications. The both two tablets have a seven-inch color display, a 1-GHz dual-core processor. Although they have no camera and no 3G connectivity or Bluetooth, they are powered with Wi-Fi. Besides, both run basing on highly customized versions of Google's Android operating system.

However, the Fire and the Tablet have several differences in specs. While the Fire is equipped with the least storage of 8 GB and no memory-card reader to expand it, the Tablet have 16GB and can add more with a micro SD storage card.

With wireless turn off, the Kindle Fire’s battery will last up to 8 hours of reading time or 7.5 hours of video watching in comparison to the Nook Tablet’s battery life of 11.5 hours for reading and 9 hours for viewing videos


The Amazon Kindle Fire (left) and B&N Nook Tablet (right). Which do you buy?

The Amazon Kindle Fire (left) vs B&N Nook Tablet (right). Which do you buy?


The Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet will definitely become the hit of the upcoming days

The Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet will definitely become the hit of the upcoming days


Barnes & Noble offers Nook Tablet customers a wide array of Nook Apps

Barnes & Noble offers Nook Tablet customers a wide array of Nook Apps


Nook Tablet will be officially released this 17th of November

Nook Tablet will be officially released this 17th of November


Amazon’s first color tablet computer started shipping November 14, 2011

Amazon’s first color tablet computer started shipping November 14, 2011


The Kindle Fire is available in the U.S. starting Monday for $199

The Kindle Fire is available in the U.S. starting Monday for $199

 

Related links:

Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet PC 2011 Review: Price and Specifications

Outstanding Tablet PCs of 2011 Unveiled

2011: Year of Tablets

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This article was published on 2011/11/16