Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet: Which Should You Buy?

Products Reviewed

(2 items)

For comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.

At a Glance

Nook Tablet excels at reading, and offers a smattering of solid streaming media services, but it lacks the flexibility of a full-featured tablet.

Price when rated: $249

Pros

  • Great display minimizes glare
  • Interface focuses on customization and reading
  • Many apps are tailored for the 7-inch screen
  • Great display minimizes glare
  • Interface focuses on customization and reading
  • Many apps are tailored for the 7-inch screen

Cons

  • Navigation is locked into portrait mode only
  • Gray bezel is distracting
  • Navigation is locked into portrait mode only
  • Gray bezel is distracting
 Compare

At a Glance

The 7-inch, Android-based Amazon Fire will appeal to those who buy books, videos, and music at Amazon, but it will frustrate those looking for a more versatile slate.

Price when rated: $199

Pros

  • Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos
  • Smooth integration of cloud and local storage
  • Easy shopping for Amazon books, music, videos
  • Smooth integration of cloud and local storage

Cons

  • Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets
  • Interface still has some bugs
  • Not as flexible and versatile as other tablets
  • Sluggish performance
  • Sluggish performance
  • Interface still has some bugs
 Compare

Subscribe to the Tablet Tips & Trends Newsletter

Comments
Greenbot Top Android stories
from our new site, Greenbot

Subscribe to the Tablet Tips & Trends Newsletter

By submitting your email address you are consenting to receive email notifications from IDG. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.
See All Newsletters »