Tablet Wars: Kindle Fire Tablet vs. iPad

Apple released the first iPad in 2010. The first Kindle Fire was released in 2011. In a few short years tablets have exploded on the market. The Kindle and Apple brand tablets now have several iterations alone; add to it the numerous other brands. In the US alone, tablet owners have grown from 20% in 2011 to 65% in 2014. Tablet usage has grown faster than computer and laptop usage. The small, handheld computer the world calls a tablet is ever popular. In this article we will review two of the top brands as we go head to head with Kindle Fire Tablet vs. iPad.

Kindle Fire HD 10 Tablet 10”

  • HD display; 149 ppi / 1280 x 800
  • Wide screen viewing at any angle
  • Versatile storage: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB; add microSD card for up to 200GB of storage
  • Free, unlimited cloud storage
  • Black, white or silver aluminum
  • Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers and built-in microphone
  • Quad core processor to 1.5GHz
  • Rear facing 5MP camera and front facing 720p HD camera
  • Amazon Underground app store
  • Up to 8 hours of use on a single charge
  • Amazon Prime members can download select movies and TV episodes for free
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi: a/b/g/n/ac
  • Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Price: $274.99 (32GB)

iPad Pro 9.7”

  • Retina display; 264ppi / 2048×1536
  • Color space equivalent to digital cinema
  • True Tone display adapts color and intensity according to the light at the present location
  • Versatile storage: 32GB, 128GB or 256GB
  • Silver, gold, gray, or rose
  • 4 speaker audio system
  • 64-bit A9X chip; 1.8 times faster
  • M9 coprocessor
  • Rear facing 5MP camera and front facing 12MP iSight camera
  • Up to 10 hours of use on a single charge
  • Wi-Fi connectivity; supports 23 LTE bands
  • Unlocked; add a SIM card for connectivity in other regions around the world
  • Touch ID
  • Weight: 0.96 lbs.
  • Price: $599 (32GB)

Fire HD 10 Tablet Overview

The Amazon Kindle Fire was a big hit when it made the tablet scene. Having to compete with Apple was not an easy job, but it seems to have put out a comparable product. Some of the great features are Dolby sound; optimized for videos and gaming; extras for Amazon Prime members; and Whispersync will sync information across all devices.

iPad Pro Overview

Apple has outdone itself with the iPad Pro; but I am sure it is not the last we hear from Apple on tablets. Technology moves fast and Apple has been a leader for a long time. Releasing cutting edge products has always been Apple’s “MO”. This tablet offers superior resolution and color display, surpassed by none; it will bring any movies and pictures to life. The 4-speaker sound also is a great feature providing surround sound from a small instrument. Another great feature is the Touch ID; unlock your screen with the touch of your finger – no passwords to remember. iPad could almost shout “go big or go home”, except for its big price tag; the base model starts at $599 and goes up to $929.

Bottom Line

The similarities of these two tablets are few: similar sized screen; front and rear facing cameras, and Wi-Fi capability. From there, the features start to take courses that lead away from each other. The iPad has superior display, processor, speakers, Wi-Fi, cameras, storage space and Touch ID. In addition, the iPad can utilize Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop for much more powerful software and is most likely more compatible with your office software. As the name suggests, this is really a tablet for a professional.

On the other hand, Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet has excellent features that are more in line with entertainment – books, movies, audio, and gaming. It also can utilize software that has a word processor, spreadsheets, and slide shows that can be saved as Microsoft Office documents. The Fire also has the On Deck tool which stores selected movies and television shows along with Amazon Original series on your tablet so you are ready to go when you have a long trip ahead. The On Deck tool also manages your media so you will not run out of room. One of the best things about the Fire is its access to a growing content library of books, movies and music. So, if you like to hoard media, the Fire may be your pick.

Of course, there is the matter of price. The Fire tablet is definitely a better budget fit for most; but the iPad has features that may be worth the extra bucks.

Kindle fire hd 10 vs ipad: Whether you want your tablet for entertainment or business or both, these tablets can answer the call. Which one will you choose?



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Tablet Wars: Kindle Fire Tablet vs. iPad

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