Originally Posted by swingline
I'd like as close to a 10" screen as I can get.
The iPad seems to be hard to beat.
Actually, for video, the Fire is only just barely smaller than the iPad. The width (in portrait/horizontal orientation) of the screens is within a 1/4" of each other. The difference is that the iPad has a 4:3 screen versus 16:10 on the Fire. So some of the iPad's 9.7" screen is space that's wasted on letterboxing when you're watching a 16:9 movie or TV. That said, the 4:3 screen can be nicer for internet browsing when holding the tablet in vertical orientation.
This guy starts off with a black background that makes it hard to see the edge of the screen, skip to 1 minute and you can see how very close they are in terms of width.
Like I said, the only thing that stopped me getting the Fire is games; for media consumption it's excellent.