Kindle Fire VS Nook Tablet
No long after Amazon released Kindle Fire, it must be a inevitable choice for its main competitor B&N to introduce a new tablet PC that is good for reading eBooks. As attractive as the previous Nook Color released by Barnes & Noble, Nook Tablet exceeded Kindle Fire in several key parameters.
As you know, Kindle supports MOBI format, but Nook is compatible with the most popular eBook format - ePub, which is a advantage. With some tools, you can also convert TXT to Nook Tablet in order to read Txt documents on Nook Tablet. In this article, we will make a comparison between Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, and you can choose one that is most suitable for you.
Comparison Between Kindle Fire VS Nook Tablet
Now we list the hardware parameters so that you can compare them in details.
|Weight||14.6 Ounce||14.1 Ounce|
|Processor||OMAP4 Dual-core 1GHz||OMAP4 Dual-core 1GHz|
8 hours (without WiFi)
|11.5 hours reading or 9 hours videos (without WiFi)|
|WiFi||802.11 B/G/N/X||802.11 B/G/N|
|Screen||7 inch (IPS)||7 inch, IPS (LG VividView, laminated)|
|Supported Formats||Kindle(AZW), TXT, MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Audible||ePub, PDF, DOC, TXT, DOCM, DOCX|
The most significant difference between Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire is: System RAM (Nook Tablet is 1GB, while the Kindle Fire is 512MB); Body size of internal storage (NookTablet is 16GB, while the Kindle Fire only 8GB); Nook Tablet support for microSD memory card expansion, Kindle Fire does not.
However, The reason Nook Tablet is better than Kindle Fire on hardware parameters is that Nook Tablet is required to pay an extra $ 50 for the consumer price as a result, Kindle Fire is priced at $ 199, Nook Tablet reached to $ 249. In addition, some other details such as services reflected from configuration parameters. Once you bought a tablet PC, it means you become a company's customers and enjoy their services. When you want access to all ebooks, applications, music, games and videos, there is no doubt that Amazon can offer more content, its cloud technology infrastructure is the most powerful systems compared to competitors in the world. What's more, its Tablet PC have won awards due to improving Internet browser performance, such as Cloud Player and Cloud Drive storage media file backup.
But Barnes & Noble has a number of alternatives to replace Prime, first of all, it has hundreds of stores and customers can field experience of its products, and enjoy technical support. Second, Barnes & Noble dont't have so much internal digital media services compared to Amazon, so it is more willing to cooperate with other content providers (including Netflix and Hulu) to meet the shortfall.
So all in all, we can see that they all have strengths and weaknesses, and if you want to make a choice on which one you need to buy, you need to decide what kind of service you like most, Kindle Fire allows you to download a wealth of resources on the Amazon, and Nook Tablet can give you a better experience in hardware.