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Kindle Fire HD vs Nexus 7 vs Kobo Arc: full specs

  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7in
  • Amazon Kindle Fire 7in
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Kobo Arc

By David Bayon

Posted on 6 Sep 2012 at 21:20

Amazon has launched its Kindle Fire HD tablet - including in the UK - giving us the chance to see why its predecessor grabbed 22% of the US tablet market.

Here, we line up the three new Kindle Fire models against their main rival, the Nexus 7 from Google and Asus, along with the Kobo Arc, which was also announced today.

Scroll right to see more. The original table can be viewed here.

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User comments

Where is the comparison against an IPAD ?

Where is the comparison against and IPAD, after all it is the market leader.

Your bias is beginning to show.

By Ulfarus on 7 Sep 2012

These are all 7" Tablets

A comparison with the iPad is therefore meaningless. They also all cost ~50% of the iPad price. It will be interesting when and if Apple launch a 7" tablet. I presume it will have to be 1024x768 to ensure apps work, but I'm not sure Apple can maintain its margins at this price point.

By milliganp on 7 Sep 2012

Wot no 8.9" model?

Sadly that is the model that really challenges Apple and there is no plan to make it available in the UK!

By milliganp on 7 Sep 2012

Playbook Comparison?

How's about a comparison with the Playbook

By keithjd on 9 Sep 2012

Nexus 7 still on top

From the table, I'm not convinced the Kindle Fire HD is anything to get too excited about compared with the Nexus 7. If you need a Kindle viewer then there is an Android app anyway. Nexus 7 isn't tied in to Amazon and their app store, has GPS, etc...

By halsteadk on 10 Sep 2012

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