May be a bit late to the party, but I would chose the the Kindle Fire 7 HD. Yes the price is more affordable, but the features you get are far better than other competing devices like the Apple Ipad.
For one. the Kindle fire has faster download speeds, 38 percent faster than Ipad, it can grab 2.5 and 5.0 wi fi frequencies, its has fast 1.2 dual core processor for streaming movies and by the way, its vr graphics core provides fluid and crisp streaming of videos and movies. '
I have much more to say about the Kindle fire HD
on my review site. If anyone is interested and trying to decide feel free to read it.
I chose the KF7HD over the Ipad and I've been very happy with the product.