kjrehberg wrote:If by "graphics performance" you are referring to video games, then, yes.
However, if you mean watching videos, then you're completely wrong. I watch Netflix HD on the Kindle Fire, Nook Color and they work as perfectly as they do on iPhone, iPod Touch, XBox 360, PS3, and Blu-Ray players.
Yes and no. :-)
You can watch video on the color nook and Amazon tablets. But, it's the quailty (bit rate), and resolution, where the Nook and Kindle are horrible.
Web sites can (and often do) adjust video quailty for the target device. Netflix has had to do that from the first day.
For _some_ streaming video, the Nook and Kindle are fine. You tube has some decent free HD videos. But, even their 1080 videos have a rather low bit rate.
With the lower bit rates, people see "blotches" and "blocking" and "stair casing".
Still, IMHO, people are not using their tablets to watch great HD, or to hook up to the TV as a Home Theater PC (HTPC) or to replace their Roku. :-)
Yea, I often watch the weather forecast on my Nook form the local TV station - it's more than fine. But, if I see that same video on my TV (from my HTPC), it looks horrible.
There are tons of videos on youtube that compare the web performance of Kindle and Nook.
IMHO, TMZ, speedtest-dot-net (for the page to fully load), and the Boston Globe websites (the desktop versions) are good tests for tablets. I don't like, or use, the mobile versions of web sites.
BTW, yes, I have watched Netflix on my tablet in bed when I had a cold and couldn't get to sleep. It was more than fine.
Still, IMHO, my recommendation still stands that the Vizio tablet is far better than the Kindle or Nook.
Note: In about a year, the 7"->8" tablet will have a huge shakeup again as Google (with ASUS and Samsung) start to offer Android tablets. For now, it seems like they may be looking more at offering decent entry-level tablets for people looking to use an Android tablet.
So, who knows what will be a good suggestion in a year+?
IMHO, for now, I don't see anything in the sub $200 7"/8" tablet market that I'd consider that *I* recommend to people (other than the occasional Vizio referb).