Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire
If you would like an eReader tablet that does more than just allow you to read your favorite book, then you are likely looking into Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet, or Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Both are new takes on the reading tablet that people have come to know. They are not as loaded with features as the iPad, but they are affordable options for those who would like more media options from a small electronic device. People can use both devices to read books, watch videos, play games, read magazines, and access apps.
Between the two new tablets, which one you choose to buy may depend on the specifications of each. From the basic descriptions, the two sound very similar. Both have seven inch touch screen displays and a similar weight. The Nook Tablet is half an ounce lighter than the Kindle Fire, but this difference is hardly noticeable. What may be noticeable is the battery life. While the Nook Tablet offers eleven and a half hours of reading time and nine hours of video playback, the Kindle Fire offers only eight hours of reading and seven and a half hours of video playback.
Storage will also be a deciding factor. The Nook Tablet comes with 16GB of internal storage, expandable to 32GB with the addition of a micro-SD card. The Kindle Fire only has 8GB of available internal space. However, Amazon has come out with Cloud storage, so you can access any of your media via the Cloud instead of having to download them when you plug in. With the Cloud, users can access Amazon’s Web Services using Amazon Silk for super-fast web browsing. Amazon Silk uses the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (which is always connected to the backbone of the internet) and the hardware in the device to split the browsing.