Kindle Comparison Chart – Kindle Fire vs. Others

We compare all Kindle versions, and Kindle Fire against iPad 2 and Nook


Update (September 7, 2012): If you are looking for Kindle Fire HD, I have updated the Kindle Comparison Charts featuring the new Kindle Fire HD vs. the latest premium tablets.

Amazon did not only unveil the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire tablet yesterday but it also revealed 3 new e-ink Kindles – the new $79 Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch and $149 Kindle Touch 3G. That\’s right, there are 4 new Amazon gadgets that are very competitively priced. Don\’t know the best one for you? You can find the Kindle Comparison Chart below.

According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, \”There are two types of companies: those that work hard to charge customers more, and those that work hard to charge customers less. Both approaches can work. We are firmly in the second camp.\”

If you\’ll do the math you can buy Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch 3G and the Kindle Touch, all in for the price on one iPad 2 tablet. And to think that you can read your e-book in all devices, that offers a lot of value for digital nomads and bookworms around the world.


If you compare Kindle Fire against iPad 2, you will immediately see that is it not really a direct competitor but it is a competitor nonetheless. Kindle Fire is directly competing against Barnes and Noble Nook which at this point looks very outdated compared to the current offer of Amazon.

Take note that many features were removed from Amazon Kindle Fire to trim down the price of this device. It has no camera and no 3G, but you get a wi-fi connectivity anyway.

Look at the comparison chart for Kindle, iPad 2 and Nook to get the picture (from The Verge). The comparison between Nook and iPad is very much the same with Kindle Fire except that Kindle Fire has a faster processor than Nook.



I am a little disappointed with the short battery life of Kindle Fire compared to its e-ink siblings. Obviously, Kindle Fire is not just an e-book reader. It can play games, playback music and videos and do pretty much every Android table can.

If you are just inclined in reading e-books or magazine, look no further than Kindle Touch 3G if you want to download e-books anywhere in the world. The $149 Kindle Touch 3G is cheap because it has special offers and sponsored screensavers.  In other words, it has ads. But for any e-book lover this is the best Kindle you can get with the longest battery life.

For all the keyboard lover, the old Kindle is renamed as Kindle Keyboard and is still available at a discounted price.

So after looking at the Kindle comparison chart, if you haven\’t got a Kindle yet, which one will you buy?


By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.