Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet: Specs & Price Compared

Nook Tablet
Introducing: the Nook Tablet

Guess what? The ebook reader / tablet market is heating up. Even before the release of the much talked about Amazon tablet – the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble has yet unveiled a perfect rival to it with the release of its newest low-cost Android based Nook tablet.

Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet have a number of advantages in terms of specs and performance when compared to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Nook tablet has a 16GB storage capacity and 1GB of RAM, which is two times larger than Kindle Fire. The Nook tablet also has an expandable storage of up to 32GB via its microSD slot which Kindle Fire has none. For just a $50 premium (as compared to Kindle’s $199 price tag), the Nook tablet promises a greater user experience with it’s doubled storage capacity and longer battery life. See below for the complete Kindle Fire and Nook table specs comparison.

Kindle Fire vs Nook Table: Specs & Price

Kindle Fire vs
Nook Tablet
kindle fire tablet
nook tablet
Amazon
Kindle Fire
Barnes & Noble
Nook Tablet
ProcessorDual-Core 1GHz TI OMAPDual-Core 1GHz TI OMAP4
Operating SystemAndroid 2.3 GingerbreadAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Memory512MB1GB
Storage Capacity8GB16GB
Expandable StorageNone (Free Cloud Storage only)up to 32GB via microSD + Free Cloud Storage
Display7 inches7 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1024 x 600 pixels
Dimension7.5 x 4.7 x .458.1 x 5 x .48
Weight14.6 ounces14.1 ounces
BrowserAmazon Silk BrowserCustomized Android
Connectivity802.11b/g/n802.11b/g/n
Battery Life8 hrs reading / 7.5 hrs video playback11.5 hrs reading / 9 hrs video playback
OthersFree Books, Movies for Amazon Prime Members; Silk cloud-accelerated browserFree In-Store Device Support; Netflix and Hulu Plus Integration
AvailabilityNovermber 15, 2011November 18, 2011
Price$199$249

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