Jennifer, here is one of the links i search from the internet
I guess it should be sufficient for decent tasks.
I dont see Kindle Fire and Apple Ipad as competitors. Ipad is a general purpose tablet which does just about everything, the Kindle Fire is a special purpose tablet which can do a few extra things. The Fire is more portable, but the Ipad has a larger screen. Apple store can't compare to Amazon's vast selections, and let's not forget the price. The question before making the purchase is what are you using it for, Amazon doesn't tout being a business device, and if that is something you are looking for, look over to Ipad, and if you are interested in a media device that still allows you to surf the web and check mail, check out the Kindle Fire. For about half the price, the Kindle wins.
You can't compare apples to oranges, though they are both fruit but one is more juicy. The same can be said about the Amazon Kindle fire and the Ipad, they are both tablets, ebook readers, and can run apps, watch movies and listen to music, but that is where their similarity ends. The connectivity and the computer like aspects make Ipad popular and more aptly compare to a laptop. If you are looking for the features like an eReader or something to entertain, and not interested in the features of Ipad, then the Kindle Fire is more of a buy, being much cheap and affordable.
It's interesting that you specifically mention the Nook. From what I have heard and read, it's a decent product. I had the mistaken impression that it was still an e-reader, but the tablet version is generally getting good buzz. I think B&N may have to untangle the Nook business from the bookstores to keep the Nook competitive, though
Besides the Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble's new Nook tablet is a great pick up for just slightly more than the Fire. Most people are finding the Nook actually rates a little better than the Fire. The Fire does have many issues that most first run electronics have, but Amazon is determined to fix these, always a good sign. There are some issues with the Nook also. Overall neither tablet will be an "Ipad" killer, but they are great tablets for less than half the price of an Ipad. Personally I prefer the Samsung Galaxy tablets to the Ipad anyways.
@Jennifer: You are correct. I just received my PlayBook, 7 inch. I find it very interesting and quite comfortable. I will be quite staisfied with it. Once one have first hand experience, they may change their view.
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