Well the Kindle 7 is around £119 and the Kindle 6 is around £79. I have a Amazon £10 voucher so I could have bought a Kindle 6 for the same price I paid for the Wikipad bot h prices include free shipping.
There is not a great deal between them in specs. The Kindle has a 1.5 Ghz cpu, 2 cores at 1.5 and 2 cores at 1.2, and the WP a 1.3 Ghz with 4 cores at 1.3, and a 5th single vSMP core that runs some programs very frugally.
WP = Nvidia says the Variable SMP architecture is completely OS transparent, which means that operating systems and applications don't need to be redesigned to take advantage of the fifth core.
So whether the chip is powering Android 4.0
or Windows 8
, each OS will not need any code written into it.
an to be fair
K = Optimised to be fast and fluid by introducing new features including Touch Boost to automatically increase the performance of the CPU. FirePower with SmartSuspend learns when to turn off wireless connectivity and maximise standby battery life.
K = single band wi-fi, WP = dual band wi-fi
K = 1280x800, no facts on resolution to monitor or tv WP = 1280x800 and supports up to a 2,560 × 1,600 resolution
K = 8 GB hdd no expansion(yes you can get a 16 Gb but it costs more) WP = 16 GB plus sd to 32 GB
K = one usb, you need an adapter to use it with a tv(will it work with all tvs ?) WP = one usb and one HDMI
K = Accelerometer, gyroscope WP = 3-axis Accelerometer,e-Compass,Gyroscope,GPS (including GLONASS)
K = two cameras WP = one camera
K = video playback up to 720p WP = Blu-Ray quality 1080p High Quality 40 Mbps
K = Dolby Digital Plus WP = HD 7.1 channel surround
K = Faster recharge time 6 to 7 hrs. WP = 10 to 12 hrs but when using the gamepad extension you can charge whilst using the WP
The WP's controller comes of the tablet so you really get two machines for the price of one. Research suggests the controller is pretty good to use.
You can jailbreak the WP if you want to.
I personally would never ever buy any Kindle product which is one reason I bought a Nook as a e-reader. Similarly I would never ever buy a Apple.Just my way of thinking, if I buy something I like to be able to fiddle with it if I want.
Hmmm seems I already have a start here for a decent review.
Edited by abarbarian, 26 November 2014 - 11:25 AM.