Both Amazon and Apple have tablets at the ready for the holiday spending extravaganza. But that means consumers are faced with a choice. So, let's put Apple's iPad Air 2 up against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and see which comes out the winner.
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The longer I use Amazon's latest tablet, the less I use the iPad Air. If not for one thing it's lacking, the new Kindle could replace the iPad Air.
Keyboards are a dime a dozen for the iPad, but there aren't many for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. I bought one of the few, made by accessory giant Belkin, and it's compromised from top to bottom.
Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX. A huge fan. I like it because I feel that Amazon now makes a better tablet than Apple. While I think that the fifth-generation iPad Air is a great tablet, I feel that Apple is iteratively evolving the iPad as opposed to giving it a full revamp it deserves.
The larger HDX tablet boasts some impressive specs and Amazon fans will feel right at home, although others may miss the wider range of apps found elsewhere. Business users will enjoy its e-reader capabilities.
I used to think that the iPad was the king of the tablets, but not any more. It's time to whip the crown away from Apple and give it to its rightful holder – Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX.
Fixya has just published a report on owners' most common complaints about four leading tablets: Microsoft Surface 2, iPad Air, Amazon Kindle HDX, and the iPad Mini
The current generation of ultra-protection lands for the iPad Air, mini and Kindle Fire HD/HDX.
Amazon has cut the price on the Kindle Fire HDX 7" by $50. Don't expect much in the way of iPad specials, but some Black Friday sale prices are carrying over past the weekend.
BlackBerry extends support to the iPad, but still no support for Windows Phone or Android tablets.
iPad loyalists and fans of its Retina display might be surprised by the results of a recent display shootout by an industry expert. Is Apple resting on its iPad laurels?
With Amazon and Apple both having unveiled their offerings ready for the holiday spending extravaganza, consumers are faced with a choice. So, let's put Apple's iPad Air up against Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX and see which comes out the winner.
With a $100 price advantage over the ipad mini, and an app store is well stocked with quality apps, those looking for a tablet for home, BYOD or enterprise might well find that the Kindle Fire HDX ticks most, if not all, the boxes.
Microsoft has the iPad targeted with its clever Surface ad campaign and that should ramp up even more when the expected small tablet appears later this year. It might be prudent to keep an eye on the newest Kindle Fire.
Hands-on with Tesco's seven-inch Android tablet for the masses: can it compete with Amazon and Apple when it comes to hardware?
A quiet change in the logo requirements for new Windows 8 devices allows Microsoft's hardware partners to build new devices that would compete with popular 7- and 8-inch tablets like the iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD, and Google Nexus 7. Could a Microsoft Reader be just around the corner?
Barnes & Noble's NOOK HD and HD+ tablet sales suffer as the devices are caught between the twin juggernauts of Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire.
As tablets mature, consumers have a wide range of excellent devices to choose from. But how do you pick just one? ZDNet's DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz helps you decide and even includes a handy decision tree chart.
This tablet scrum is likely with Apple's iPad mini, Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and a bevy of Android and Windows 8 devices is to be the main event for the holiday shopping season.
Even if tablets crush cheap PCs in demand, it's not a slam dunk that Nvidia's Tegra processor franchise will be the big winner without Apple's iPad or Amazon's Kindle Fire HD.
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