|Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 7, & Kobo Arch|
The tablet wars has just started to heat up! With a lot of new generation tablets beeing introduced and released this year, consumers are faced with the dilemma of which tablet to choose and place their hard earned money. Among the most popular tablets available today are these what they call “mid-range tablets” which has a pretty much handy size and cheaper price compared to the new iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab.
If you’re tight on budget and planning to buy your first tablet, there are a couple of best choices to add in your list. Here, I’ve compiled the four (4) hottest 7-inch tablets in the market today, the new Kindle Fire HD, Google Nexus 7, Kobo Arc, and the NOOK tablet. Together, let’s see which tablet best suits your needs.
Kindle Fire HD
Announced just days ago, the Kindle Fire HD is one of the hottest and highly anticipated upgrade to Amazon’s original Kindle Fire. With its decent hardware specs and cheap price, there’s no doubt how this mid-range tablet gained a lot of audience since it’s introduction last year. With this major table upgrade, loyal followers of the product will surely love the faster and thinner Kindle Fire HD set to be available end of next month. It is considered to be Amazon’s trump card to match Apple’s upcoming and rumored iPad Mini. Here are Kindle Fire HD ‘s pros and cons:
|Amazon Kindle Fire HD|
– High definition (HD) screen display
– Cheapest 7” tablet with 16GB internal storage @ $199
– Dolby audio dual speakers
– Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (40% faster browsing)
– HD front facing camera for video calls
– Good battery life
– Wide range of apps and book with Amazon Store
– New cool features (X-Ray, Whispersync, Immersion Reading, etc.)
– Slightly heavier compared to other 7” tablets
– Apps and features are limited to Amazon services only
– Lacks few sensors (accelerometer, GPS, intergrated maps)
Google Nexus 7
Another strong 7” tablet contender is the Google Nexus 7 tablet manufactured by Asus. Like the Kindle Fire, the Nexus 7 tablet also gained a huge audience because of its on-the-top hardware specs, adoptation of the latest version Android OS, and highly competitive selling price. Because of the huge spike of pre-orders during it’s introduction last June, Google was forced to stop the online pre-order application until they’re stocks replenishes. If you’re looking for a powerful mid-range tablet, I strongly suggest you get the Google Nexus 7. Here are its pros and cons:
|Google Nexus 7|
– Much expensive (8GB for $199) compared to Kindle Fire HD
– average battery life
Kindle Fire HD vs Nexus 7, Kobo Arc, Nook tablet: Specs Comparison
See below Kindle Fire HD specs comparison versus other 7-inch tablets (Nexus 7, Kobo Arc, Nook tablet) in the market:
|Kindle Fire HD specs comparison vs other 7” tablets|
If you want a cheaper tablet with larger storage perfect for reading books and watching movies, I suggest you get the Kindle Fire HD. But if you are a heavy tablet user who is hungry for processing power for games and other multimedia stuffs, then you’re best choice is the Google Nexus 7.
So which are you picking? The Kindle Fire HD, the Google Nexus 7, Kobo Arc, or the Nook tablet? Share your thoughts about these 7-inch tablets.