Nook HD vs. Kindle Fire HD

It's a battle between two 7-inch tablets with their own ecosystems. The Barnes & Noble Nook HD gets updated with Google Play and Chrome, but is it enough to best Amazon's Kindle Fire HD?

The 7-inch tablet slugfest

Which tablet is your Prizefight winner?

It's a Prizefight punch-out! The 7-inch tablet has established itself as the sweet spot for size and price, so we're facing off the recently updated Barnes & Noble Nook HD and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD !

The Nook HD gets a major software update and brings the entire Google Play ecosystem and Chrome as its primary browser.

Amazon has built a powerhouse ecosystem for content and Amazon Prime members get even more with the Kindle Fire, but will its more closed ecosystem hurt it?

Which is your pick to be the Prizefight King of the Ring? Barnes & Noble's Nook HD or Amazon's Kindle Fire HD?

Cast your vote!

Read the full CNET Review

Barnes & Noble Nook HD

The Bottom Line: The Barnes & Noble Nook HD's sharp screen and comfortable body make it an ideal tablet choice, especially for reading books, magazines and watching movies. Google Play now only adds to the allure. / Read full review

Read the full CNET Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HD

The Bottom Line: With a beautiful screen, refined interface, and huge coffer of media consumption options, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD is the Kindle Fire as it should have been. / Read full review

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