Too many people’s decisions are influenced by brand name rather than overall spec; this is undoubtedly true when it comes to Apple products. Granted their phones, PCs, and laptops can be considered as the best in their market, but their tablet, the iPad, certainly cannot.
The iPad gets away with charging a premium price for one sole reason: there is an apple with a chunk missing on the back of it. If you’re looking for a new tablet you should avoid Apple and look into the Kindle Fire.
Still unconvinced? Here’s the evidence regarding how the 32gb Kindle Fire HTX is better than the 32gb iPad Air.
We’ll start with prices, the iPad will set you back £479.00, the Kindle will set you back £369.99 saving you over a hundred pounds. Higher the price, the higher the spec right? Wrong!
The iPad made a big deal of their retina screen display, the Fire also has a retina display. Actually, due to its higher pixel density, its screen resolution is actually better than that of the iPad.
When looking into buying any technological product you want to know how fast the processor is. The A7 in the Air is a very good processor and one that is very fast but the SnapDragon800 used by the Kindle is better for a heavier workload.
The aptly named Air is actually heavier than the Fire. The people of Apple also banged on about how impressive the Air’s battery life was… do I need to spell it out? If you haven’t guessed, the Fire again beats the Air in terms of battery life.
The cameras on both tablets are equal. As for the stores, the Apple App Store is the victor but that’s not to say that Amazon’s offering is shoddy, far from it, but it just can’t quite match the might of the App store.
Without including price the Fire is the better tablet. If you include the price then it is the undisputed winner. Hopefully this has highlighted the importance of being influenced by specifications and not brand appeal. Don’t be a fool and go with the trend, be smart and go with the best!
If you are interested in buying a tablet take advantage of the Argos vouchers, currently offering savings on both Kindles and iPads.