Head to Head: Amazon Kindle Fire vs. Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet

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MrSelatcia

I see everybody is upset because the Nook Tablet won 3/5 categories yet still lost. But look at it this way: the Fire won 0/5 categories yet still won. Now doesn't that make more sense?

This article is a farce. And to top it off you use a fictional writer so nobody can be blamed for it? For shame.

This had better be addressed on the next podcast.

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gold-rush@cox.net

My son just got me a Fire 7" as a surprise. I'm surprise at all that it does, I would not have purchased one myself, but I'm loving it. I've only had it a day and I've loaded all sorts of stuff and only used about $20.00 for downloads and they even have sample of books you can look at. The Audio could be better but it will work. I was surprised it even had audio. This is the e-mail I sent my son last night.
Kindle Fire is pretty cool.
I have 3 games including MINECRAFT SKIN, PLANTS VS ZOMBIES, ASPHALT RACE GAME (this game is sweet, you turn the Kindle for driving and turbo
is right tap and brake/draft is left tap) AND A FREE CHESS GAME.
One book Stephen Kings “Mile 81” and a bunch of Sample books (mostly about Computers I already own most of them but it would be nice to look at them on here)
TV.COM
NETFLIX
PANDORA
Maximum PC (for some reason had to pay for it, but not bad 12.00 a year)
I need to start the e-mail and facebook apps. This is pretty wild, I didn’t know it could do all this.
This will keep me busy, when I have to go on the run somewhere.
Well enough playing for now, I have to charge it up. Haha

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Kinetic

As someone without a tablet or e-reader and interested in both products, I have to say that I agree with everyone else; this review makes zero sense and reads with an incredible vibe of bias.
Even with a better library, you still have to access it via what is considered -by your own analysis at that- inferior hardware and a less desirable interface. Why should I buy a fire again?

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ScytheNoire

This article makes no sense. It's like it was written for Amazon to kiss their butts.

Nook wins 3 of 5, ties in the other two, yet Kindle is the winner?
How the hell does that work?
What mysterious math do you use?

This is why Future reviews can't be trusted, they are bought and owned.

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JohnP

Heh, I wonder how many posters that trashed this article owns a nook or even a Kindle Fire? I own a Kindle Fire and it does fine for what I want it to do (mp3 player). A Nook was never in my buying options mainly because it is not selling nearly as well as the Fire so there is going to be ton more stuff for the Fire.

BTW, the Fire has been rooted, whole websites dedicated to it...

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72olds455

My question is, with articles that are of no help in deciding which tablet to buy, how soon until we see an article about rating the samsung galaxy vs the ipad. 5 rounds later and the winner is the asus transformer which wasn't part of the article at all.

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firefox91

It is irrelevant if any of the commentors of this article have on of these products. The entire point of the article is for it to help someone choose which one of these products they should buy. People are complaining about the article itself and not about who won or lost.

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RedAnt751

This article just dose not make any sense.I am sorry you just lost me on this one.

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usmckozmo

(Cue Michael Buffer) And in this corner, with 3 score topping rounds negating the 2 ties with the Kindle Fire our CLEAR winner iiIISS..THE NOOK TAAAAABLL..wait, what? Huh? But you just...

/facepalm

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Goolashe

Markkus, you really failed at this review. Granted, it was detailed, but the end "winner" sounds heavily biased. I mean, the tablet /won/ three out of five categories, and tied with the other two. How the /fuck/ is that an overall loss?!

I will honestly not trust a review from you again.

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MrSelatcia

You do understand that Markkus is not an actual person, right?

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Digital-Storm

Sad when the writers of these articles cannot even count. The Nook runs on android os, so it does have potential for rooting. Cough, it is rootable.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1354487

And guess what, you can install the Amazon book app on it. Bam, it now acts as both, an Amazon Fire and Barnes and Noble Nook.

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cocallahan

Was that a swerve for swerve's sake? Does the author also work for WWE? Personally went with a Fire despite preferring the Nook because I got a lightly used one at a great price and it will hold me over nicely until something good comes along.

Honestly how was the score 3-0 with 2 ties for the Nook and the Fire wins? I understand it could be a "final score is not necessarily a cumulative score" situation, but in that case the answer should simply be "neither."

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firefox91

How is it content is a tie when you clearly announced the Fire as the winner because of the content? So much so that it blew away the 3 wins and 1 tie for the other categories that went towards the Nook. I love MPC, but you guys just published a terrible article. You might want to screen these better before posting them.

Just for the record, I went with the Nook. I rooted it easily thanks to the community and have it running a launcher that makes it look like a regular tablet. Included in that is the Amazon App Store that allowed the Fire to blow away the Nook in this terrible article. After rooting, the Nook is the clear cut winner.

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eastbayrae

That's MaximumPC 'reporting' for ya. How is Amazon 'taking a bath' on these when you guys reported they are paying $120 a piece for them and selling them for $199? Neither was designed as a 'full featured tablet' so even mentioning it is absurd.

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mgalletly

So how much ad space did Amazon agree to buy? Because being up by 3 points in a five point match doesn't mean you lose. It means you win.
Unless the game is rigged.
If you want to give points for rooting the devices and installing custom ROMs, then you ought to actually do that and write about it. Because off the shelf--the way the VAST majority of people will use these devices, including a lot of MPC readers, the Nook wins, hands down.

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nmanguy

If you had bothered reading the article, you would have seen this: "Superior hardware empowers the Nook Tablet to beat the Kindle Fire in some areas (particularly video streaming), but Barnes & Noble’s device is just too limited to be a full-featured tablet. Our opinion might change once we can jailbreak it and install a custom ROM, but the Kindle Fire is the better tablet right out of the box."

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Digital-Storm

He clearly didn't even look to see if the Nook was rootable. It is, it runs on Android, see my other comment. All you need is root to install your own applications, you don't need a custom rom for that.

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mgalletly

So having read the article, wherein the reviewer gives the stock Nook three wins over the stock Kindle Fire and ties twice, I don't understand how he got to the conclusion that the Fire is the better tablet out of the box, and that means I didn't read the article? Really? So when he states that things might be different if we rooted them, but doesn't root them to find out, and I want to understand what the hell he's going on about that means I didn't read the article?
You need to polish your knee-pads there dude.
Or perhaps you could read all of the other comments on this article that are in the same vein as mine.
And THEN go polish your knee-pads.

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gmvolk

Read this article, saw that Nook won 3 out of 5 categories and is still considered the loser?! Went back and forth counting and yup still 3 out of 5, and it lost? Did I miss something.

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FrancesTheMute

So wait, how does the Kindle Fire win? The Nook outright won 3 of the 5 categories and the other two categories were ties. By my math that means the Nook wins.

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JBaz

same principle of how VHS and Blu-ray won over their competition... porn support I guess? lol

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YoshiHNS

Wait. What?

Someone is going to have to explain to me how the author actually came up with the Fire as the winner over the Nook.

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Goolashe

Probably biased for some reason (He's probably had a kindle e-reader for some time or something) and lack of knowledge that the tablet is actually rootable.

Honestly, this review is total BS.

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