Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video! Today we are looking at two of the latest generation seven inch tablets, that are predisposed towards reading eBooks. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and Barnes and Noble Nook HD is what we are taking a solid look at today.
Over the course of the comparison we give you a sense of the hardware and software elements that make these two unique. We also check out the various ways both companies have developed their own custom user-interface. This results in anything but the standard Android OS you might see on various phones and tablets. We take a look at the way both of them employ parental controls to make it family friendly.
Our main priority is to look at the reading experience. We will show you eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers, Graphic Novels and more! There are a ton of similarities in the way you can change the text, margins, fonts and background color. You can also look words up in the dictionaries and share specific content via Twitter. One of the things that really stood out was ArticleView and Scrapbook on the Nook HD. You can read magazines and cut out any page you want and save it into an independent file. Your retain the page turn animations and controls over the fonts and text. This is tremendously useful to people who want to save specific pages for future reference. The Nook also has “ArticleView” which basically lets you strip away all the custom style sheets and give you the pure text.
This is much more to say about these two new tablets, and we encourage you to watch our full review. If you have any thoughts, questions or concerns, kindly let us know! You may elect to comment below, if the urge strikes you.
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 CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.