Today I caught a comparison between E-Readers from Mashable. It’s a comparison chart of features. The readers compared were the Barnes & Noble Nook HD+, the Apple iPad & the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9.
Today, I’m looking at the comparisons between the Nook and Kindle.
A super quick rundown from the comparison chart showed
- Largest screen: Negligible.
- Best Resolution: Negligible.
- Pixel Density: Negligible, 256ppi vs 254.
- Weight: Nook, 1.14 pounds weighed in the lightest, vs 1.25
- Dimensions: Negligible.
- CPU: Both have a Dual-core 1.5Ghz
- Storage: Comparable across the board.
- Connectors: Nook has a proprietary connector and the Kindle uses a standard microUSB, microHDMI.
- Both use the Android 4.0 OS.
- Battery Life: Nook has a 9 hour playback, there was no data from the Kindle yet.
- The Kidle had a camera, the Nook did not.
- Networking: Nook: WiFi, Kindle: Dual-band Wi-Fi or dual-band Wi-Fi and 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
Up until this point, the Kindle Fire HD had a few points giving it a seemingly decent edge, but when you look at prices, the Nook HD+ was cheaper.
Nook: $269 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB
Kindle: $299 for 16GB, $369 for 32GB (Wi-Fi); $499 for 32GB, $599 for 64GB (Wi-Fi + cellular)
The other aspect that puts the Kindle Fire a leg up is that it’s back-lit.
I did not include the Apple iPad comparison because it had the edge on almost every category, and e-reading was just one of the many functions it accomplishes. Like my phone. So I wanted to focus on the specifically designed items for reading itself.
The source link has the iPad stats, but if you’re interested in other details on the two products, you can check them out to compare for yourself at their source links: