Amazon is one of companies that deserve a standing ovation from consumers due to its remarkable innovation of the most functional devices the world has ever seen. This companysurpassed other manufacturers in producing affordable and outstanding e-readers, which have continued to prove that PCs will soon be obsolete. In 2007, it released the Kindle First Generation, and totally changed the manner in which we read. Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is often regarded as the first-ever tablet computer to pose some sort of threat to iPad, which had enjoyed tablet monopoly for far too long. Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Fire HD are some of the most remarkable devices that this company is proud to showcase to the world. The features of the two devices are highlighted below:
The Kindle Fire HD is Kindle Family’s most recent addition. It is offered in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions that boost various applications such as Facebook, Skype, and email. They both run a diminutive version of Google’s Android System, which means that the only applications that can be run by these devices are those that are supported by Amazon’s services. Amazon and AT&T have partnered together in order to provide access to the 4G LTE network that has been noted to be among the fastest cellular networks available. Music lovers and movie fanatics alike love the idea that this tablet comes with the most up-to-date Dolby stereo speakers, which ensures that they the highest sound quality is achieved. The hardware specs of the Kindle Fire HD are:
- The 7-inch Kindle Fire has a 720p (1280×800) HD resolution.
- The 8-inch Kindle Fire has a 1080p (1920×1200) HD resolution. Antiglare screen, which has 25% less glare, when compared to the original model. This is a handy feature when reading in day light.
- Front facing Mic and HD cameras.
- Ultra fast dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi.
- 16GB or 32GB internal storage, which is an increase of up to 400% from the internal storage of 8GB of the original model.
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 3D graphics.
- Up to 11 hours of battery life.
- Dual-drive stereo speakers (Dolby digital plus) with surround sound.
- HDMI port for HD video output.
- External volume controls.
The Kindle paperwhite is definitely a great choice for anyone looking for an e-reader with a great screen.It is offered in a 6-inch version that has an improved e-ink resolution. Besides its size, the design of this tablet is another aspect that sets it apart from the previous Kindle generation. The Kindle Paperwhite ditches the silver paint that seems dominant in other models and adopts a black finish that is absolutely superb. Another difference between this model and the Kindle Fire HD can be noted on the anti-glare feature. The Kindle Paperwhite comes with an anti-glare model screen that provides even less glare than that provided by the Kindle Fire HD. Basic word games such as new crossword puzzles and solitaire are offered in the paperwhite model. Other useful features featured on this model include parental control, annotation options and a built-in dictionary. There is also a non-touch screen version of the kindle that is provided at a fairer price. It weighs 7.5 ounces, making it easy to hold and carry.
It should be noted that neither of the models can be considered perfect than the other. Some users may find one of them more useful, while others may invest on the other. Finding one tablet that fits everybody’s needs may be a daunting task, and each user has to make a choice depending on his/her personal requirements.