Kindle Fire vs iPad: Which Is Better For You?

Posted on: 28th July 2013

Tablet wars are heating up with multiple players entering into the fray. In this article we present the Kindle Fire vs iPad to see which is better for you. We’ve broken the competition into the following categories, saving the final judgment for last.

Display size

The first question for a tablet newbie revolves around screen size. To that end the iPad knocks it out of the park with a 9.7-inch display compared with a mere 7-inch from the Kindle Fire. Hold on spectators, is bigger really better? Seven inch status keeps the Kindle Fire in the palm of your hand. The iPad’s size requires greater handling maintenance, but returns a screen that won’t make you feel claustrophobic when you’re watching TLOR!Kindle Fire vs iPad


The Kindle Fire, provides users over eighteen thousand apps to choose from along with a plethora of other Amazon content like movies, music, and books. At the Kindle’s chagrin the iPad tromps this category with nearly a million apps to choose from. Who is going to browse through a million apps to find what they are looking for? The iPad clearly dominates this category, but the law of diminishing returns undermines its advantage. Unless you are keen for neglected potential, you might be equally served with the Kindle Fire.


This is where the gap widens and Kindle disappoints. You won’t find a camera or a microphone on the Kindle Fire. That means no video chatting or VOIP, and casual pictures are clearly not an option. For many folks that’s going to be a deal breaker. Add to it that the Kindle only supports Wi-Fi and we begin to see the difference between the Kindle Fire and the iPad.


If you want a sleek, trimmed down, tablet for reading, games, and movies then you’re best served with the Kindle Fire at $159. For those desiring the sports car of tablets, Apple fails to disappoint, but you’re going to be paying over 400% more at $739 for the fully loaded iPad Tablet, 3G Wi-Fi with 64 GB memory.

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