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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Nook HD+ is no contest

Earlier on this month we took a look at how the popular Nook HD+ compared against the even more popular Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Now though, we wanted to show you how Amazon’s upgraded model fairs against Barnes and Noble’s tablet, with a brief Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Vs Nook HD+ review for you to watch.

It’s clear that Amazon has really hit their stride at the moment. After launching the Kindle which originally only offered e-book capabilities, we’ve now reached a stage where Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets can offer serious competition to the likes of the iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 and soon to be released Nexus 10 2013 model.

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX is also a consumer favorite as it’s selling for an incredible price. A price tag of $349 is over $100 cheaper than the 16GB iPad Air, although it doesn’t come close to matching the unbelievably cheap Nook HD+ which is just over $160 at various retailers.

Having said that, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch tablet offers significantly better hardware specs out of the box, compared to the Nook HD+. These include a quad-core 2.2Ghz processor with 2GB of RAM, compared to the Nook HD+ which only has a dual-core 1.5Ghz processor with 1GB of RAM.


Other differences include an 8MP rear camera on the Kindle Fire HDX, but no rear camera on the back of the Nook HD+. It’s clear that the Nook HD+ is no match for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 in terms of hardware performance.

Then again the Nook HD+ still has access to the Google Play Store to download any apps that the Kindle Fire HDX can. So for the average consumer, this is still fantastic for a tablet that only costs around $160 compared to the $349 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

We’ve incldued a brief video review below, giving you a further analysis of both devices if you need it. If you have picked up either of these tablets over the busy shopping period, let us know how you are getting on so far.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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