Comparison of hardware, operating systems and content eco-systems of the Apple iPad, Kindle Fire HDX and Google Nexus.
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Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 26, 2013
The Apple iPad may not be the first tablet that hit the market, but there’s no arguing that it is the first tablet that made an impact among the masses. Many so called ‘iPad killers’ have been released over the years, however, the iPad still remains the most popular tablet the world over. However, the recently released Kindle Fire HDX tablet by Amazon and ASUS made Google Nexus remain strong competitors, at least in the US market.
The iPad Air vs Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” vs Google Nexus comparison by http://TabletXRay.com/ is unique in that it compares not only the hardware of the 3 tablets, but also the operating systems and the content eco-systems. It is a recommended read for anyone planning to purchase a tablet computer in 2013/2014.
One of the unique features of this review is that it provides a detailed comparison of the Apple iTunes store, Amazon digital store and Google Play store. Because the sole intention of purchasing a tablet is to consume content, e.g. read Ebooks, watch movies, play games etc., the content networks are an essential component of any tablet comparison. They compare the content networks under the 4 sub-categories (i) music, (ii) videos, (iii) Ebooks, and (iv) apps. They look at both the size of the libraries as well as the price of content. Complete details of this comparison can be accessed on http://tabletxray.com/ipad-air-vs-kindle-fire-hdx-8-9-vs-google-nexus-10-comparison/.
They also point out that the iPad Air lags behind the Nexus and Kindle Fire in certain hardware departments. For example, the 264 pixels per inch (ppi) pixel density of the iPad Air screen is far behind the 339 ppi of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” and 300 ppi of the Google Nexus 10. The processor speed and RAM are also considerably slow on the iPad Air. The Kindle and Nexus have 2GB of RAM and quad-core processors (1.5 – 2.2 GHz) whereas the iPad Air still has 1GB RAM and a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor. Although the gap appears very big on paper, from a performance standpoint, the difference is unlikely to be that big because most tablet users are unlikely to do CPU intensive tasks on their iPads. For regular web browsing, email checking, social networking, very little resources are used and even if there is a difference of milliseconds, it’s unlikely to be noticed by the average user. However, it may not be the same for the few that use their tablets for CPU intensive tasks and multi-tasking.
In addition to the above, they also review the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet in detail where they also point out 3 potential shortcomings of the tablet. Further, they also compare and review the 7” versions of the Nexus and Kindle Fire with the iPad Mini with Retina display.