Eng121 Final Compare & Contrast Essay

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The Kindle Fire and iPad 2 Challenge
Christina M.
ENG 121 English Composition I
Instructor: Nancy Miller
December 4, 2011

The digital tablet market is overwhelming with new products, and deciding which model to purchase may become a challenge. You may ask yourself, which electronic tablet will best fit my lifestyle? Currently The Apple iPad 2 and the Amazon Kindle Fire are the leading models; both are similar yet offer unique features and programs. Comparing the specifications of these models will help determine which device offers the best value, features, and performance. The iPad 2 released on March 11th 2011which is the second version of the iPad Tablet (“Apple”) starting at $499.00. The Kindle Fire released on November 14, 2011 (“Amazon”) starting at $199.00. If affordability is what you are seeking, you will find that The Kindle Fire is significantly less expensive than the iPad 2. Each model is equipped with different connectivity features; the iPad 2 connects to the Internet over Wi-Fi and 3G networks. Convenient for those on the go the 3G network connectivity offers internet access anytime and anywhere, and makes all of the content on your iPad 2 accessible at the tips of your fingers. Without 3G connectivity, the Kindle Fire connects to the Internet only through Wi-Fi networks, ideal if you have a wireless high-speed Internet router in your home, or near a wireless hotspot. Both devices include Wi-Fi, web browsers, multimedia players, and a Dual-core 1 GHz processor however, The Kindle Fire sets it apart lacking features such as a microphone, camera, or Bluetooth connectivity. The iPad 2 is equipped with Bluetooth, a microphone and 2 cameras. One camera is front facing, designed for customers seeking social or professional video conferencing, and one rear-facing camera for taking HD photos or video. Both models have an abundant amount of applications that are available for download directly to your device. The iPad 2 has a colossal amount of...
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