Google's tablet will weigh just 0.75 pounds (340g), and include a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, gyroscope, accelerometer and lots of apps specifically designed to provide simple access to Google's vast library of e-books, music and video content in the Google Play market. For Nexus vs. Kindle Fire, there's no contest. With technical specs vastly better than Kindle Fire at the same price, there's simply no reason to buy Amazon's device anymore.
Nexus also gets the nod over iPad in terms of compute and graphics processing horsepower. The real question will be whether Google will be able to combine the hardware and software magically enough to attract potential buyers of Apple's iPad. Or, will Apple continue to steal the show with the intuitiveness of its user interface and rock-solidness of its platform?