Comparison results for Nook Color vs Amazon Kindle:


Nook Color

Customer Rating 0
Weight15.8 oz
Display Resolution1024 x 600 ( 169 ppi )
ProcessorTexas Instruments
Processor Clock Speed800 MHz
Flash Memory8 GB
Width5 in
Depth0.48 in
Height8.1 in
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Amazon Kindle

Customer Rating 4.5
Weight13.2 oz
Display Resolution2560 x 1600
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Clock Speed2.2 GHz
Flash Memory16 GB
Width9.1 in
Depth0.31 in
Height6.2 in
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Nook Color

Customer Rating 0
The Good

Color e-book reader with vibrant 7-inch touch screen; zippy performance; built-in Wi-Fi; Barnes & Noble Nookbook store; 8GB onboard memory, plus microSD expansion slot; built-in Web browser works well; supports PDF, Word, and ePub files; displays images and some video formats; support for audio and MP3 playback; new Nook apps expand functionality of the device and make it more of a full-featured tablet; Flash support for Web browser.

The Bad

Eight hours battery life for reading pales in comparison with battery life on e-ink readers; no access to full Android Market; battery isnt user-replaceable; processor could be faster.

The Bottom Line

Barnes & Nobles Nook Color is a capable color touch-screen e-book reader that offers much of the functionality of an Android tablet for half the price of an iPad. Read CNETs full review

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Amazon Kindle

Customer Rating 4.5
The Good

The Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI navigation at a frantic pace. Its screen is impressively sharp and its body amazingly light for a larger tablet. The Mayday feature gives personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart UI additions lead to a simple, welcoming experience.

The Bad

The remote video viewing feature wont be ready at launch, and ad-free versions still cost an extra $15. The 16GB of space runs out quickly when storing HD movies, and theres no built-in storage expansion. Lack of Google Play access means many apps still arent available. The buttons on the back are sometimes hard to find.

The Bottom Line

With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isnt just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet. Read CNETs full review

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Negative Review

This review is for the the no-ad 64 GB wifi-only HDX 8.9. To Amazons credit it arrived about 2 weeks earlier than originally claimed.

I have a Galaxy S3 Android smartphone so the HDX is for media / web surfing. Since I had already been using Amazon Prime and Cloud Music it was a no brainer for me to use the HDX to fill the role of media / web surfing on a... Read More