Monday, November 14, 2011

HELP ME...Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet???


Happy Monday Sweeties...
Y'all want to know what I did this weekend??
I OBSESSED!
What did I OBSESS about??
Whether to get the Amazon Kindle Fire or
the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet for my birthday!
Sad, huh!
{kindle fire}
I'm a Thanksgiving baby...
this year my birthday is the day after Thanksgiving,
but a girl's gotta start thinking about these things early.
Lists MUST be made, without a LIST I would probably get a ROBE...lol!
I don't want a ROBE!!

{nook tablet}
What I REALLY want is a tablet!
Now, I know ipad2 has come out & is number 1 on
EVERY BODY'S LIST as the top of the line tablet...
but I don't want to spend $500 on my tablet.
I would LOVE the front & rear camera that comes on some of the
other more expensive brands, but I have a great camera & that's
just a bell & whistle that I really don't need.
I debated over the weekend, if I wanted a 10" tablet or a 7" tablet.
After much deliberation, I decided the 10" would be a little big & awkward
to work with while out & about & that's really what this tablet will be all about.

{kindle fire}
Are ya still with me???
If you've stuck it out this long I want to give you a BIG OLE HUG!! LOL
So, I've narrowed it down to 2 choices, both new & out this month.
Amazon's Kindle Fire at $199 & Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet at $249.
The price is not an issue, they're close enough for me not to worry about that.
Here's the big difference,
the Kindle has very little internal memory,
 but it has Amazon's extensive library of movies, music, games & books
to choice from, plus free storage on their Cloud network.

{nook tablet}
The Nook has 16 GB worth of internal storage & the ability to add a card that can
hold 32 GB worth of memory. It's the world's largest bookstore with all that
in the palm of your hand & because it's a brick & mortar store, which Amazon isn't,
it has in store technical support.
Argggghhhhhhh....
My brain hurts just writing all of this!!! LOL
Sooooooo, Sweetest of Hearts...
I know it's not rocket science or brain surgery or anything of any great importance,
but which would you get it you were me???
Any & ALL suggestions will be greatly
APPRECIATED!
In the end, it may come down to the toss of a coin,
but it would be great to base my decision on something other then,
HEADS or TAILS!!!  ;)
Have a Wonderful Week Friends!!!

XOXO
vintagesusie

9 comments:

Charlene said...

I have friends that LOVE their tablets but, me.... I'm old fashioned when it comes to books. I LOVE A BOOK or MAGAZINE IN MY HAND! There is something about the whole process of holding the book, flipping the pages, & they just don't seem "RIGHT" on a computer.......... Just me weigh'n in. I'd use the $250 on something else but, everyone has her own buttons to push. GOOD LUCK with your choice. HUGS!
Charlene

moonlitfantaseas said...

I have last years version of the nook, and I do love it, but there seems to be a larger amount of "free" books out there for the kindle....there is a web site that sends out daily deals and free books for both nook and kindle, and most of them are for kindle.....its called ... pixel of ink.....I wish my nook had the ability to play movies and tv programs.... and that the battery life was longer

trash talk said...

Gah...I'm absolutely no help. You might as well have been writing in a foreign language...that's how much I understand all the techno-ese! I myself am more of a red Big Chief Tablet kinda girl!
I do know one thing...you're right on about the lists otherwise you end up with a pair of houseshoes to go with that robe..or worse...a vacuum!
Deb

Dianne said...

I have no clue! Sorry! Good luck!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

No clue my friend, I would rather have a new printer or spare sewing machine, lol. Now what happened to that fabric you were off to get, I was checking to see how you made out, I have bunches of bundles stuff from 3 yds. Sew fun. Happy Birthday in case I get sidetracked the day after Thanksgiving! Hugs Marilou

A Cottage Muse said...

I have a Nook and LOVE it!!

barbara r-g said...

i love my nook i bought one last year. i use it for audio books and all the classics and any other book i care to read. i must admit i still love to buy books and always will but traveling with the nook is so easy. i find tons of free books or cheap books online. i bought the cheaper one since i didn't need internet or color. Kindle and Nook both have there problems since they each want to protect there own domain. but i still love my nook.good luck and enjoy.

Kasia said...

Im totally an apple gal, and deciding between something that isnt apple is HARD. lol but I'd go for more storage unless theres a way to work around it! :)

Hugs,

That Girl Ang said...

My teenaged son loves his Kindle. He is a huge book reader and said he likes the quick access to new novels.