Kindle Fire Vs IPad: Web Surfing

Posted: Nov 29 2011, 3:46pm CST | by , in News | Tablets


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Is one tablet better than the other?

Today I am going to continue looking at the shiny new Kindle Fire tablet. I mentioned when I did my review of the Kindle Fire tablet that it was very nice and worked as well for me as the iPad in most instances. Today I am specifically going to compare the Kindle Fire and the original iPad for surfing the web.

The most obvious difference between the two tablets is that the iPad has a larger screen than the Fire. The iPad also has a bit more resolution than the Fire with the iPad checking in at 1024 x 768 and the Fire offering 1024 x 600. The difference isn’t huge with the smaller 7-inch screen of the Fire still looking really good.

Both of the tablets have good color reproduction and plenty of contrast to clearly make out text. The tablets each have a nice browser that comes installed on them from the factory. The iPad browser is perhaps a bit more intuitive and easier to use than the Fire browser. Both of the browsers have the same features with easy to open windows and tabs. Both of the browsers also allow you to bookmark and delete pages from your history.

The speed of the browsers is a virtual tie on my pokey internet connection. The pages on the Kindle Fire and the iPad I have no problems loading pages. I rarely need to view Flash content, but one big upside is that Android does support flash while the iPad famously doesn’t. At the end of the day, the iPad and the Kindle Fire are basically a tie in my book. I can’t find anything this side of Flash support that one offers that the other doesn’t. I continue to be impressed with the Kindle Fire for the money.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Leading our review center, Shane McGlaun (Google) knows technology inside out. His extensive experience in testing computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
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