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Comparing Amazon Kindle Fire and Apple iPad 2

September 28, 2011
Comparing Technical Specs of Apple iPad 2 and Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon announced Kindle FIRE on September 28th, with availability on November 15th.  As soon as Kindle Fire is annouced, whole tablet fans are enthuasitic about new tablet which really poses some serious competition to Apple iPad.

Well main attraction of Kindle Fire is, it’s price point of $199 compare to iPad $499. Lets compare apple to apple.

I took iPad2 minimum configuration available.
Apple iPad has wifi+3G model. 3G model has A-GPS available.

Do you want to add rows to comparison? Please comment.

Categories: ipad, kindle fire
  1. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    You do realize the iPad has an IPS display too right?

  2. September 28, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Not sure, difference b/w IPS display and LED display. Please correct me.

  3. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    With an IPS display you can practically lay the screen flat on a table look at it from the edge and still see the screen clearly.IPS screens have a 178 degree viewing angle.There are IPS LCD's and IPS LED backlit LCD's – both have great viewing angles…however the LED backlit display tends to have better color.Not knocking the Kindle, seems like a good product. But there's a reason the iPad is $499 and the Kindle Fire is $199. The screen is just part of it.The IPS screen used on the iPad cost Apple around $95 to purchase. You can get one on Amazon (pun intended) for around $119 I'm pretty sure the Kindle isn't packing the same quality screen.I'm no screen specialist…this is just my best educated opinion.

  4. Gladiator
    September 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    The iPAD (actually most tablets) have LCD displays with LEDs in them to provide the backlight that allow reading in dark/dim environments. There are three types of LCDs; TN(common, cheap, fast response, limited angles and colors, IPS(expensive, slower response, wider angles, better colors), MVA(most expensive, fast response, wide angles, better colors, poor brightness). Both the Fire and iPAD have IPS-LCD displays.

  5. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    The iPad also has a built-in microphone, and the audio port supports plug-in microphones.

  6. September 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    The iPad2 will have cloud storage with the iOS5 upgrade this fall.

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