Kindle Fire HD Vs. The Competition: How Amazon’s New Tablet Stacks Up

Posted in iPad on 07/09/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


Amazon unveiled some impressive new devices (at extremely impressive prices) at their live event today, including the new Kindle Fire HD (priced starting at just $199) – but just how do Amazon’s impressive new toys stack up to the competition? iMore has put together a handy chart so you can see for yourself! (Click to expand).

As you can see, the new Kindle Fire lineup compares very well to the competition in terms of specs. With an asking price of just $199 for their new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, $299 for an 8.9-inch version, and $499 for a 4G LTE version of the device, Amazon’s new toys are going to be tough to beat.

While Apple’s rumored iPad Mini has yet to make an appearance, Amazon has certainly set a high bar here in terms of both specs and pricing. Your move, Apple. Let the games begin!


  • Kindle has always been a good product from what I’ve seen, though I admit to never actually owning one. My girlfriend does however and while it’s good it is religated to only occasional use when she wants to re-read a book she has bought on Amazon since she got an iPad 2.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.