The notes for the ad’s YouTube video highlight the points made in the advertisement:
Compare the all-new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 to iPad Air. Kindle Fire HDX tablet has nearly 1 million more pixels on the 8.9″ display, weighs 20% less than iPad Air, and starts at just $379 (compared to iPad Air’s starting price of $499).
Most surprising, though, is Amazon’s parody of Jony Ive’s well-known narration, which usually accompanies each and every new iDevice launch in a dedicated online video. Throughout the advertisement, the faux Ive promotes aspects of the new iPad Air, only to be outdone by Amazon’s sustained retorts.
Given that the iPad is the most popular tablet on the market, it’s no surprise the likes of Amazon and Microsoft are continuing to situate a crosshair over Apple’s product. The Kindle Fire HDX has before been promoted as a promising alternative to the iPad Air, with Amazon advertising its product as being “lighter than Air” soon after Apple’s new 9.7-inch tablet was announced.
As a reminder, when it comes to Apple and Amazon’s smaller tablets, the Kindle Fire HDX has a lot to boast about, also. Because according to a recent DisplayMate study, the display technology adopted by the iPad mini with Retina display is barely in the same league as that of the Kindle Fire HDX 7.
Have you picked up an iPad Air or second-generation iPad mini yet, or are you planning on making a purchase in time for the holidays?