Some dudes were crazy enough to do drop test pitting Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet, the two newest Android tablets that are essentially e-book readers.  Fortunately, these tablets are quite cheap compared to full-fledged tablets.  The Kindle Fire costs only $200 while the Nook Tablet costs $249.  This video really achieves nothing but it’s still worth knowing which of these new tablets will likely survive accidental drops.  For specs comparison, check out the table after the video.

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Amazon Kindle Fire vs Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

 

KINDLE FIRE

NOOK TABLET

Processor Dual-Core 1GHz TI OMAP Dual-Core 1GHz TI OMAP4
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Memory 512MB 1GB
Storage Capacity 8GB 16GB
Expandable Storage None (Free Cloud Storage only) up to 32GB via microSD + Free Cloud Storage
Display 7 inches 7 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels 1024 x 600 pixels
Dimension 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 8.1 x 5 x .48
Weight 14.6 ounces 14.1 ounces
Browser Amazon Silk Browser Customized Android Browser
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Battery Life 8 hrs reading7.5 hrs videoplayback 11.5 hrs reading9 hrs videoplayback


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  1. I’m planning to buy a kindle fire. But it seems like Nook is a better catch! Thanks for this comparison! :)

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