BY | January 7, 2013

The three are among the best tablets available in the market. Google Nexus 10 vs Apple iPad 4 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 specs and display comparison makes excellent reading

The year 2012 was a wonderful year, especially for tech buffs. They got their hands at the best smart-phones and tablet that came with markedly improved specs and features. Not just Apple’s phone came with bigger size and better specifications, Android smart-phones and tablets took the competition to the next level by becoming exceedingly improved compared to their previous avatar.

If the competition in the smart-phone intensified with the introduction of a slew of handsets, completion in the tablet market became far tougher than anything we had in the previous year. Apple had completely dominated the tablet market in the year 2011 as there was no competition at all in the fast expanding tablet market.

But the year 2012 proved to be a very happening year for the tablet PC market and many manufacturers came up with top class tablets in different shapes and sizes. There were a few Asus transformers besides a few from Sony. But the main challenge before Apple came from two manufacturers who took the market by storm. Google came up with a small 7-inch tablet in the mid-year while sometimes later Amazon launched second version of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9. On the other hand Google launched a ten inch tablet just before the year end. To be true, Google’s Nexus 10 is giving tough competition to Apple’s iPad 4 in the market. Here we compare Nexus 10, iPad 4 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and their displays.

As far as Google’s ten inch Nexus 10 tablet is concerned, it is known as having the highest resolution screen of any tablet yet. It sports a 10.55-in display with a whopping screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels at 299-ppi. The device even beats gadgets like the Retina display-based iPad 4 and some top small ultrabooks in display clarity. Reviewers have mentioned display clarity as the biggest attribute of the tablet. The Nexus 10 is a super power tablet. A powerful dual core ARM Cortex15 processor, 2GB of RAM and the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean power the device. “Nexus 10 has a beautifully sharp screen. It’s light, durable, and has the fastest processor of any Android tablet. Photo Sphere is an incredibly cool concept. Google’s content ecosystem is only getting better,” says CNET. Its base version comes for a low price of $399. Even high-end versions are still cheaper compared to Apple.

On the other hand, the market leader, launched just two months ago is a treat to use. Like iPad 3, the new iPad also comes with a Retina display. Though coming behind Nexus 10 in display clarity, the new iPad features a native 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264-ppi. “The fourth-generation iPad still has the best tablet screen, thanks to its low black level, high contrast, and precise color accuracy,” says CNET. Apple has designed the new iPad with enormously rich specs. It comes up with a 9.7-inch IPS TFT LED backlight display. Under the hood, the iPad is powered by a new AA6X chipset and 1 GB of RAM. The tablet sports a 5MP rear camera and a front camera for video chatting. You have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to connect the tablet with other devices and network. The new iOS 6 is the software that operates the phone. iOS 6 has taken Apple products to a higher level compared to its competitors.

Another great tablet that came earlier this year is Kindle Fire HD 8.9. It is the premium model of the Kindle Fire eReader tablet series now. The company has released the machine with a goal to put it in battle against the mainstream iPad. The Amazon tablet features a glossy and vibrant screen that supports fingerprints and moisture. That is, even if your hand is a bit soaked, you can operate its display with no trouble. Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is also a powerful machine. It is a full-fledged tablet with all essential features and specs. It has a larger HD display than its original. It will help you enjoy great video and web surfing. It has “zippier navigation than its 7-inch counterpart, a beautiful high-definition screen, incredibly fast 4G LTE speeds, seamless streaming performance, and access to one of the best media eco systems available. The new Fire HD interface feels better suited on the 8.9-inch screen,” says CNET review. So far all other reviews have been full of praise for this Amazon tab.

The top three tablets going by display are being loved by people around the world. These are not only the tablets with great displays. There are other devices with great displays too, but these three are in different class altogether. The Nexus 10 is arguably the best Android tablet we have in stores. It is rich with great specs and features. The iPad 4 is the best of its kind Apple has produced ever. The new software and a revamped processor are the major features of the tablet. Needless to say, Kindle Fire 8.9 HD is a brilliant product. It has a larger display than its predecessor, and is also ideal for consuming digital content thanks to its neat display. It is also a highly portable and easy-to-handle device. Though Apple’s iPad stands out as the best so far, the two are equally impressive and come out with markedly lower prices.

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