Google Nexus 7 or Amazon Fire HD?

Discussion in 'Mobile Devices & Gadgets' started by soulcougher73, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Tom

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    My brother bought an original Kindle Fire, I tried it out and thought it's performance was horrible and I lost all interest in getting one.

    The Kindle Fire HD performs completely differently and much much better, we have one and a Nexus 7. They both perform great, so well I would say that performance isn't a reason to choose one over the other.
     
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    What about the Nook HD? It has a higher resolution screen 1440 × 900, and the CPU is a step up with the 4470 over the Fire's 4460. Plus the advantage of having a microSDHC. The base model is only 8GB, but the 16GB version is only $229.
     
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    The lack of an ecosystem is what hurts it but if you don't care about any of that then it's a good choice. The Kindle definitely has the ecosystem advantage.
     
  4. Tom

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    I'm more intrigued by the Nook HD+ 9 inch for $269.

    If it can be made to work with google Play and Amazon instant video the main thing lacking is no camera for Video chat.
     
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    I believe the BN skin is rather laggy. Not sure about the prospects of flashing clean Jelly Bean.
     
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    just picked up a Nexus 7 32 gig for $249...now time to learn how to use it...staples has a $25 online order coupon right now so you can get it for $224 shipped...I was not around to wait for shipping ( on the road) so I went to OD and picked it up in person