Amazon is making a splash in the tablet market by introducing their Kindle Fire, which many are saying is a true challenger to the iPad 2. This article will compare the Amazon Kindle Fire to the iPad 2 to see just how they stack up against each other.
The first thing to compare between the two devices is the cost. The Amazon Kindle Fire comes in one model that costs $199. The iPad 2 comes in 18 different models that cost anywhere from $499-$829.
The iPad has a wider range of models available. First, there are three different hard drive sizes: 16, 32, and 64GB. All models come Wi-Fi enabled. The difference is certain models are 3G enabled and work with either AT&T or Verizon. You also have the choice between a black or white framed iPad.
The Kindle Fire has far less options as the iPad, coming in only one model. The Fire is Wi-Fi only and has 8GB of hard drive.
The iPad has a 9.7” display size that has 1024-768 screen resolution. The Fire has a 7” display size that has a 1024-600 resolution. One thing to note is the Fire has more pixels per inch (ppi) with 169ppi compared to the iPad’s 132ppi.
Both devices come with an App Store. Apple’s App Store is far more extensive after developing itself for the last few years. The Amazon Android Appstore is a great competitor, but it is new and will take time to get to the level of the Apple App Store.
Both the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Apple iPad 2 are great devices, each with their own benefits. The key advantage to the Fire is its low price of $199 and the fact that it offers a lot for that price.