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Kindle vs. Nook revisited before 2014 iPad

We thought today is the right time to remind our readers of how the Kindle Fire HD compares to the Nook HD now that we are about 3 months from the 2014 iPad mini and Air, but more so the mini 3. The two former tablets might not be at the top of the tree when it comes to specs like Apple’s tablets, but what they do offer is great value for money.

Below you will see two Kindle vs. Nook 2014 comparisons videos, which could persuade you to purchase one or the other rather than wait the 3 months for Apple to release the new iPad mini refresh. Having said that, we know that some of you would have already made the decision to stick with what you know, and that is Android.

The first video below is advertised as a prizefight between the Kindle and Nook HD tablet devices, and the video editor puts it a across as though the two are about to step into the ring, and so starts by listing their vital stats.

The second video is a much calmer approach to looking at these two tablets, with the two editors on the button when they say the Nook and Kindle Fire HD devices come with reduced Android capabilities when compared to the likes of Galaxy Tab or Note tablets.

The new Nook HD+ was announced earlier this year to take the fight to the Kindle Fire HDX, although it was clear that some users were unhappy with the sluggishness of the Fire tablet, and it is this ongoing issue that has forced some owners to either consider a higher-spec Android tablet, or even consider an iPad mini considering the latest version never really suffers from lag, although you have to pay the price for it.

Speaking of Apple’s refreshed tablet range, we recently reported on the possible edition of TouchID on the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, which would do away with the need for passwords thanks to future third-party app support. It is obvious that the 2014 iPad Air update will come with performance improvements, but it is highly unlikely to come from a quad-core processor, more details of which can be found here.

Do you consider it worthwhile going for a tablet with limited features if you are able to stretch your budget to something better, even if it means moving platforms?

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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