The first Kindle Fire orders are already beginning to arrive, but many are wondering just how well the new $199 device holds up against the competition. iDownloadblog has put together a nice video comparing the Kindle Fire side-by-side with the iPad 2.
While it’s clear that the iPad 2 clearly wins in terms of speed and overall utility, the Kindle Fire actually holds up reasonable well in terms of web browsing and Netflix streaming, especially considering it only cost $199.
In addition, The Verge has put together a video giving a quick overview of the device, and some of its strengths and weaknesses:
In the end, consumers will vote with their wallets to determine whether the Kindle Fire is worth buying, and whether it can stand up against the current heavyweight champ: The iPad 2.