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November 26, 2012

Cuddle up with a Nook or play with Fire? How to pick the right half-sized tablet

By PETER SVENSSON
AP Technology Writer

NEW YORK — The tablet computer is without a doubt the gift of the season — just like it was last year. But if you resisted the urge in 2011, now is the time to give in. This season's tablets are better all around. Intense competition has kept prices very low, making tablets incredible values compared to smartphones and PCs.

The first step in the buying process is to decide on the size of the tablet. They fall into two rough categories: the full-sized tablet, pioneered by the iPad, and the half-size tablet, epitomized by the Kindle Fire.


 
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