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25th April 2012, 06:24 AM   |  #21  
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25th April 2012, 07:40 AM   |  #22  
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Back in December, I got cooped up in a winter cabin, and so had way too much spare time to test my NT vs. a Kindle Fire that someone else there had.

We swapped devices a lot- the KF owner was way more impressed with my rooted NT than I was with the KF. Of course, it was rooted vs. stock but many of the noticeable NT advantages weren't strictly related to that.

In short:

Speed: The NT is snappier overall. It's definitely faster playing 3D games.

Screen: To my eyes at least the NT is slightly better.

Build quality: The NT is sturdier than the KF, and drop tests have proven it. When you hold it to read for long periods of time, the outer bezel is more comfortable in your hand.

Storage: No contest. The most perfect real demo occurred when a friend shared the movies he had on his phone's micro SD card. No problem with the NT. KF was left out in the cold. And of course, no wifi, so no netflix or other cloud services so internal storage was king. I had already brought tons of movies, music and books on my own 32GB card. The only way to share with the KF owner was to trade devices. (The owner had a laptop and could have transfered via that except for: no microSD slot or converter.)

Battery life: NT wins here too. The KF spent a lot more time off in another room at one of the few available outlets being recharged than my NT did.

Suffice it to I was not all that impressed with the KF. It's not a bad device, but in a situation where you're actually using either a lot to stave off boredom, and therefore want a lot of content choices, consistently smooth performance, and battery life, the NT just stomps all over the KF. I don't regret getting it vs. the KF for a moment.
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I purchased this NT for the same reasons as the OP. I am running CM7 which runs pretty well.

NT is nice for the components if offered versus the cost and the SD slot did it for me. 32 gb of extra space and a way to quickly flash are super nice. I like the look of the KF and it's design is clean. Flush screens just look great.

Having purchased a GNexus when Google started selling them again, the ICS experience has given me serious OS envy. Yes, I have considered installing CM9 .004 on the NT but prefer to wait for the 3.0 kernel. The OP for CM9 .004 did its job in deterring this intermediate from test driving.

I check the 3.0 kernel thread daily for progress. If I could develop and help, I certainly would. They are a brilliant bunch from all over the place.

Some days, I consider flashing rooted stock. B&N made a nice experience for the technically simple but I never appreciated their hell bent approach on locking everything out. They will get theirs though since Microsoft is about to rock their house. Best o luck to em both.
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I think you should give the ICS alpha a try. I made the leap a couple months ago and haven't looked back. The usability improvements are fantastic. Even without hardware acceleration it runs solid. Just make a backup and you can jump back to cm7 if you want.

I even tried the nightly build with acceleration. It is definitely smoother, but ill wait until some of the battery life issues are worked out.
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I think you should give the ICS alpha a try. I made the leap a couple months ago and haven't looked back. The usability improvements are fantastic. Even without hardware acceleration it runs solid. Just make a backup and you can jump back to cm7 if you want.

I even tried the nightly build with acceleration. It is definitely smoother, but ill wait until some of the battery life issues are worked out.

I agree, the newest release seems much more stable than .3, I haven't had a single fc or rr yet. Not to mention that ics gives you a full-out tablet experience. Back up your current rom and give it a shot, you will not be dissapointed.

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