In this exclusive Good e-Reader Video Comparison we check out the Barnes and Noble Nook HD+ and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9! This is a battle of two of the latest devices to feature a 8.9 inch touchscreen, a first for both companies. We will check out the e-reading experience in terms of ebooks, magazines, newspapers, PDF’s, internet, comics, and much more! This video was designed to give you an indication on what both bring to the table.
The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 features the highest resolution touchscreen display panel Amazon has ever produced. You are looking at a very respectable 1920 × 1200 pixels, compared to the 1280 × 800 showcased in the Kindle Fire HD 7. The enhanced colors really make more graphic-heavy content very vibrant. The screen is actually flush with the bezel because of the Gorilla Glass cover. Most tablets have a small dip from when the bezel hits the screen. Kindle is very unique because it’s easier to utilize the touchscreen for a longer duration. Underneath the hood is a OMAP 4470 1.5 GHZ dual core processor. It has 1 GB of RAM and comes in 32 or 64 GB of internal memory. There is no possibility to enhance your storage via a SD card, so make sure you buy the one that suits your needs.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet HD+ features a 9.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1280. This tablet gives you the highest resolution found in any of its prior offerings and makes comic books, magazines, and hi-definition video look amazing. Underneath the hood is a 1.5 GHz OMAP4470 Dual-Core Processor and 1 GB of RAM. Basically all of these hardware elements make playing games, watching movies, and turning pages of magazines fairly smooth. There really aren’t any apps on the Barnes and Noble Store that really push the hardware to the limits, so you should be fine with anything you can throw at it.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.