It is a great time for consumers especially if you are on a lookout for an affordable Tablet. On Monday Barnes and Noble introduced their Nook Tablet as a direct competitor to Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
If you compare the two tablets on cost, both are economical. However which Tablet one must choose depends solely on his tastes, lifestyle and technical needs.
The Nook tablet costs $199 and offers same RAM and 8 GB of memory. The Nook Tablet also has a microSD slot for an additional 32 GB of external memory. Kindle Fire and Nook Tablets both offer cloud storage for the users.
To be fair to Kindle fire is priced $199 and offers over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, and popular apps and games.
The Nook Tablet comes with Netflix and Hulu plus and if the user has already subscribed to these, it will be better to get a Nook Tablet. If the user has an Amazon Prime membership he will naturally choose the Kindle Fire. The deciding factor could be with which service the user is hooked on to.
EPUB files will not be supported by Kindle Fire while the Nook Tablet will not support AMZ files. Both the tablets will not support Sony or Microsoft‘s eReader file formats.
Other features of Nook include Ad free experience which is not the case with Kindle Fire. The Nook also boasts as being the lightest Tablet and also has the highest resolution screen.
The Nook comes with a wall charger while Kindle Fire does not have it and has to be purchased separately for $9.99. The screen of the Nook Tablet has a resolution of 1440-by-900, Displays HD @ 720p, 243 pixels per inch.
The screen of Kindle Fire has a resolution of 1280-by-800, Displays HD @ 720p, 216 pixels per inch. The Nook has a 1.3 GHz Dual-Core, OMAP 4470 Processor while the Kindle Fire has 1.2 GHz Dual-Core, OMAP 4460 Processor.
Overall both the tablets are almost equal in most features except a few like expandable memory and processor where the Nook scores slightly more than Kindle Fire.