Which is the better tablet for a college student?

Nikki C
26.07.2013
Nikki C

I'm looking at either a kindle fire HD or Samsung galaxy tab 2. I like the idea of the Samsung because my phone is a Samsung android, so I feel like it'd be easy to use because I'm used to it. But amazon has a larger textbook store, which is what I'm looking to save money on. Can you get kindle books on the galaxy tab?

Artemisc
26.07.2013
Artemisc

Check out the Nexus 7. The price just dropped. I bought one for a friend and loves it.

Incubus151
26.07.2013
Incubus151

IPad is much better than both of those just FYI. Kindle's arent that great for stuff besides reading, I mean I know they say they are just as good and can do everything, but an iPad makes a Kindle look so weak.

Anthony
26.07.2013
Anthony

You cant go wrong with either of them.

I do like the Kindle Fire HD better since Dual wifi antenna provides a better signal everywhere.

I suggest you read this comparison between Kindle Fire HD and Galaxy tab, would definitely help you out on this decision:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083PWAPW/

The features I like in the Kindle Fire HD are:
- 1280*800 HD display @216PPI (vs 1024*600 @170ppi)
- Front facing HD camera (vs front facing VGA camera)
- Digital dolby stereo speakers with booming sound quality

Otherwise both devices have very similar specs.

The galaxy tab has few benefits over Kindle Fire HD like:
- microSD slot
- Google play store (you can get apps on Kindle Fire HD from google play store via sideloading)
- A little cheaper in cost

Supercell
26.07.2013
Supercell

The vast majority of textbooks aren't available in ebooks. Those that are most often are not for kindle or nook, but accessible on the publisher's special websites. Do not waste money on a tablet in an attempt to save money on textbooks.ebook versions of textbooks are not much cheaper at all. It's not worth it. If you just want a tablet, get whichever appeals to you more. But don't use textbooks as an excuse.

ALL Clear
27.07.2013
ALL Clear

Yes you can read Kindle books on the Galaxy Tab. Just install the Kindle app on Samsung Galaxy, and you'll be able to read any Kindle books there.

The Kindle Fire HD is good for having Kindle store bundled on it. You may find interested on a good actual user review, from a student who used the device for school:

http://budurl.com/KindleHDForStudent

Both devices are pretty good. If you like Samsung then just go ahead. If you don't have any preference, then you can't go wrong with the Kindle Fire HD.