Kindle Fire HD Vs. Nexus 7 Vs. The New iPad

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The 8.9-inch version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD will be smaller than Apple's 9.7-inch new iPad, right? It is, of course, but not by much. The larger Amazon device measures 9.45 inches high, compared with Apple's new iPad at 9.5 inches -- that's a difference of 0.05 inches. The width is more in line with expectations; Amazon is at 6.5 inches to Apple's 7.3 inches. Thickness is a wash at 0.35 inches compared with 0.37 inches. The Fire HD weighs 20 ounces (1.25 pounds) with Wi-Fi and 4G to Apple's 23.4 ounces (1.46 pounds) with the same.

The 7-inch units are virtually identical in size and weight. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD measures 7.6 inches high by 5.4 inches wide by 0.4 inches thick. Google's nexus 7 measures 7.8 inches high by 4.7 inches wide and is 0.41 inches thick. Amazon's unit weighs in at 13.9 ounces (394 grams) vs. Google's 13.7 ounces (390 grams).

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