I’m not going to add much to this because I think the quoted and linked article does a really good job of it. It’s based around the new Amazon Tablet that I have been trying to find an excuse to blog about.
“I use the computer to work. While it’s fair to say that the iPad can be used to create content, I really don’t have time to tap away on a touchscreen when I have a perfectly good MacBook Air. The features that set the iPad above the Kindle Fire are wasted on me. I don’t need those. I’ll never edit a video on the iPad. I have Final Cut Pro for that. Taking pictures on a tablet is ludicrous, I have an iPhone for quick shots and a DSLR to make me feel like I’m talented. It comes down to features and price. It’s too much, for too much.
The Kindle Fire fills that tiny tablet gap in my life. It only has the features I really care about at a price point that’s reasonable. It’s more than reasonable, it’s pretty great. But more importantly, it’s the colour Kindle I’ve been waiting for. I don’t care about built-in 3G. That’s what Mi-Fis are for. The camera on our iPad was used the first week just to point out how horrible the pictures looked. The only downsides to the Kindle Fire are the lack of external speaker and Bluetooth. But these aren’t deal breakers in my book.”