The recently released Amazon Kindle Fire has quickly turned into the biggest tablet competitor of Apple’s iPad.
Price is the biggest reason that the Kindle Fire is a challenger to the mighty iPad. The Fire comes out way ahead in this category, giving cost-conscious customers a tablet option that’s 200 cheaper than the lowest-end iPad (499).
So, the iPad cost 200-plus more, but what does that extra money buy you?
One of the biggest differences is the size of the screen. The Apple iPad screen measures 9.7 inches diagonally while the Fire’s screen measures 8.9 inches.
The iPad, sporting the “retina display,” also has a slightly better 2,048 by 1,536-pixel resolution. Contrarily, the Kindle Fire features a 1,920 by 1,200-pixel display, with features that adjust glare and color saturation. Despite the difference in resolution, many experts contend that the naked eye is unable to discern the difference in pixels between the two tablets.
But if you ask most people what they want to do with their tablet, they’ll say play games, listen to music and most importantly – visit their favorite website. This is where the Kindle Fire has limitations and the iPad excels.
While the Fire is only a Wi-Fi device, the iPad is capable of connecting to high-speed 4G cellular networks.
So, which is better?
It really depends on how you’re planning on using the tablet.