Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Which is better: The iPad vs. The Kindle Fire

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The iPad
vs. Kindle Fire

Alright there are pluses and minus to each device and I wanted to be able to compare them side by side. Hopefully you will learn something from my research.

iPad- 9.7 inches
Kindle Fire- 7 inches

iPad- 64 GB
Kindle Fire- 8 GB (but unlimited "Cloud" memory online)

iPad- $499-$829
Kindle Fire- $199

iPad2- yes
Kindle Fire- no (no facetime, no skype)

iPad- yes
Kindle Fire- no (no voice memo, no wi-fi phone)

Network capabilities:
iPad- if you want to pay more ($600+) you can take the internet with you
Kindle Fire- wi-fi only

Battery Life:
iPad- 10 hrs
Kindle Fire- 8 hrs

Weight and Size:
iPad- 1.33 lbs, 9.5" x 7.3" (Better screen size for watching media)
Kindle Fire- 14.6 oz, 7.5" x 4.7" (easier to carry around with you)

iPad- on 3G models
Kindle Fire- no

iPad: 90,000ish
Kindle Fire: 16,000ish

I think in the end it depends on what you are planning to do with the device. Are you planning to use it keep in touch with people? Avoid the Kindle Fire. Are you planning on reading books on it? Save yourself 300 bones and get a Kindle Fire. If all you really see yourself doing is reading books then get one of the cheaper Kindles LINK

What are your thoughts on this?


  1. OH hells bells! I hate decisions like this. I love the kindle fire for many reasons but it is missing some important features to me, mostly the facetime and such. I want to keep in touch with my niece who moved. So I must decide if I'm willing to pass that up or just keep saving!

  2. It depends on what you want to do with it. As an ereader...the kindle because of price. As a learning device, the iPad because of the apps.

  3. This is awesome--thanks for doing the leg work! I already have an iphone4 so I don't need the camera/phone part, so the kindle fire sounds perfect.

  4. I agree with you about it depending on what you want to do with it, and for me it also depends on the money :)

  5. Ah, perfect comparison! Could you do a few more comparisons for me? I need a new digi cam and digi camcorder. thnx :)

  6. PS: I like holding books and turning pages. I've tried to read on digital things and it feels like work. But the smell of paper and the weight of a book just makes me happy. Anyone else??

  7. I hope to get the Kindle Fire. The price is right. I would love an iPad for all the other functions, but the price is not so right.


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