Originally Posted by rgeorg
Just FYI - seems the $200 Nexus 7 16GB is not actually available from Google, or other retailers. So, price is $250 for Nexus 32GB (plus shipping & tax) vs $200 for the KFHD 16GB. The difference is significant. Also, the Amazon closed UI may not be too much of an issue if you can run the software apps you need and when you look at the screen quality and speaker differences. Try to test out both.
The comparison of devices wasn't defined by availability and the Nexus 7 can be had from lots of brick and mortar outlets.
That said, let's even it out by price and gigabytes.
Nexus 7: $249
Fire HD: $249 with adverts, $264 without.
Considering the OP's main interests of reading and comics, $249 or $199 as it were can fetch a much better device in terms of usability without all the ads.