Pros and cons of the kindle vs the nook?
Please help me decide which i should buy?
i would like to read magazines, books, use the internet, and watch netflix. I want something lightweight that i can look at while using an excercise bike at the gym too.
The kindle is more basic.
In order to watch movies and surf the web on a kindle, you would have to buy the kindle fire. I believe the nook comes with that stuff but its heavier than the kindle. The kindle fire is around $200. The nook is around $320 depending on what store you buy it from. So its all depends on how much you want to spend. I prefer the kindle but it all depends on ur price range and your preferences.
Hi Ginger, it's very simple indeed. Nook Tablet (which is Nook Color 2) is the best - it's been getting rave pro reviews on the web and it is the best device in it's class - much better than Kindle Fire. It's got Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Angry Brids, etc., the best battery life (30% Better), the best non-glare laminated screen (visibly noticeable difference in side by side tests in video playback and eBooks reading), double the RAM and space for apps/photos/movies, microSD slot (not on Kindle) and a microphone for Skype (not on Kindle), and much zippier performance during video playback and apps usage than choppy/laggy act of Kindle Fire according to many user reviews. Nook wights a bit less than Kindle as well. Also, it's been reported that many Kindle Fire units have faulty Wi-Fi and people have a lot of issues connecting to internet according to many user reviews. Amazon's own web site has hundreds (more than 1800 now) of reviews of Kindle Fire's new owners that gave it 1 or 2 star reviews because of choppy/laggy experience they got from this underpowered device. Other issues are that it runs hot to touch, video playback is jerky, touch screen is not responsive and it takes 2-3 touches to register, power button placement is very poor and is prone to accidental power off, all the hype of Silk browser is a myth where the browsing is actually slower than on other Android tablets, etc.
Sample pro review for your consideration:
Both devices rock 1GHz dual-core processors, but the Nook has an edge here, with its 1GB of RAM to the Fire's 512MB -- and certainly the difference is noticeable, even when booting up something as simple as a game like Angry Birds. Things are even more pronounced during video playback. We took Shutter Island for a spin via Netflix streaming on both devices, and it was really like night and day. Motion is far less choppy on the Barnes & Noble device. The HD playback on the Nook also picked up subtle imagery like patterns on ties, which were largely lost on the Fire