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Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | November 15, 2011November 15, 2011 1:30 pm PST

Nook vs Kindle Fire

It’s a big week for those that are looking for a 7-inch tablet with two new competitors entering the arena: The Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet.  With the Kindle Fire shipped a bit early, and the Nook Tablet going on sale this Thursday, many people keep pointing to either one or both of these tablets as giving the iPad 2 a run for its money, but first they will have to tackle one another.

With this in mind, it’s time to compare the specs and see which one may come out on top.  Normally when we line two devices up against one another, there is a pretty clear winner, but these two are in a constant back and forth, trading blows, as they dance around the squared ring with one another, but, in the end, it seems as though the Nook will take the crown.  The problem is, however, is that when you look past the specs, you start thinking about the content benefits you can possibly receive with the Kindle Fire, and the whole fight becomes hazy once again.

With a $50 price advantage to the Fire, and possible access to tons of virtually free content, it may be a lot tougher for you to decide which one is better suited for you.

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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...