They are certainly the two Android tablets and more personalized than we are and, no doubt, are those to which the Americans think when it comes to ebook: we talk about the Kindle and the Nook Tablet.
Our team compares them, revealing strengths and weaknesses of two tablets: If you want to get an idea, read on to find out the impressions and recommendations liuxers.
These two tablets, produced by Amazon and Barnes & Noble’s digital book market are becoming–and why not tablets!–also thanks to their highly competitive prices: $199 for the first against the $249 .
The target point is more or less the same, also because it is the type of device you are: an ebook reader, also great to listen to music or watch movies and surf the internet easily.
However, there are many small differences to note about both products. Let’s find out together.
You see them here, one on the other and no doubt the first thing that stands out is the thickness: the Nook Tablet is thinner than the Kindle Fire and weighs slightly less: about 400grammi against about 414 of the competitor.
The tablet from Barnes & Noble’s kept the peculiar form which had characterized the first model, with a plastic liner and a convenient “handle” on the lower left for easier grip with one hand.
This choice definitely plays to his advantage, away from all the other “Clones” of the iPad.
Regarding the last heir of the legendary dynasty of the Kindle, has a most common form and without any particular note, going to look like a little at that RIM PlayBook that sluggish.
Talking about finally, between the two “WINS” without any doubt the Nook Tablet that has a power/lock button, the volume rocker and a home button. Instead, the Fire has a single key that is used to start it.
Decide whether the largest number of physical buttons is a virtue or a defect, it is just a personal choice.
Both devices have a 1 GHz dual-core processor, but differ with regard to the RAM: 1 GB for the Nook tablet against “only” 512 MB to Kindle Fire.
It seems that this difference note, even simple operations like start Angry Birds; However, the Achilles ‘ heel of Amazon’s tablet is the video playback. In the picture above you can see a beautiful frame Shutter Island streamed via NetFix: Here you notice great Barnes & Noble more definition in the Tablet’s, where the video is much more clear and clean.
As regards the browsing, the Fire tends to load the text more quickly, while the Nook behaves better with pictures.
Speaking of the displays there’s not much to say because there are not so many differences, or at least not stand out: the Nook seems to be slightly brighter than the Kindle, but nothing blatant that really prefer the first to the second.
Both mountain Gingerbreadtablets, in a highly personalisedversion: with regard to the Kindle, Amazon seems to have committed to create for his product a UI completely different from the default one, focusing on an interface to the library where you can find most of the content: books, magazines, comic books and web pages.
The Nook Tablet, instead, is somehow attributable to Android especially thanks to the home screen, where you can insert links to applications via the classic drag and drop: there are nevertheless differences, focusing particularly on a scrollable bar where we find the software and texts opened recently, in a static menu with links to multimedia content and in a book icon that will always be the last thing that you were reading.
On both devices you can access a large amount of content thanks to services like Netfix, Huluand Pandora, but the Fire has a small edge over thanks CloudDrive, offering streaming music and movies and TV series for free via Prime.
In reading (which in theory should be the main reason for the purchase of two tablets) are all the flaws of the readers with LCD screen: inevitably after some time you get tired to fix the display and read a text under direct sunlight isn’t great on either tablet: no way, the ebook reader e-ink remain the best for enjoying a good book.
With regard to the user experience, on both tablets just browse or touching an edge to change page and tapping in the middle of the screen you can access a series of settings such as text size. About settings, the Nook provides greater variety in the settings, allowing you to share of selected tracks through social networks.
Another gem that the tablet from Barnes & Noble’s can boast of is the function Read and Record, an idea designed for children that allows us to record our voice as we read the text on a page to make sure it is then instantly played back whenever the child read the book.
A bit ‘ sad ‘ to tell the truth, but who are we to judge?
Finally, special attention deserves also the reading of comics for which neither devices excels (indeed): a pity, because it denotes that actually nobody’s minding the digital comic market, which are still rather snubbed.
But then ultimately is better