iPad Mini vs. Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Apple iPad mini

 

Are you one of the lucky ones with money to burn on a tablet and can’t decide what to get?

There is some very good news for you. The folks at CNET have put together a very useful chart highlighting the pros and cons of Apple iPad Mini, Google Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. Missing from the table is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ version also available at $299 with a display of  1,920×1,200-pixel.

The chart gives a nice breakdown of the prices of each tablet, display size and resolution, processor and other features and specs.

 

Apple iPad Mini Google Nexus 7 Kindle Fire HD
Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.1 Custom Android OS
Price Wi-Fi: $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB), $529 (64GB). Cellular: $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB), $659 (64GB). $199 (8GB), $249 (16GB) $199 (16BG), $249 (32GB)
Release date November 2, 2012, for Wi-Fi; cellular 2 weeks later July 13, 2012 September 14, 2012
Display 7.9-inch IPS, 1,024×768 pixels (163 ppi) 7-inch IPS, 1,280×800 pixels (216 ppi) 7-inch IPS, 1,280×800 pixels (216 ppi)*
Size 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches 7.8 x 4.7 x 0.41 inches  7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
Weight 0.68 lbs/308 grams (0.69 for cellular) 0.75 lbs/340 grams 0.88 lbs/400 grams
Processor Dual-core A5 processor Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460
Memory 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB 8GB or 16GB; 1GB RAM 16GB or 32GB; 1GB RAM
Camera 5-megapixel rear-facing, 1080p HD video; 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 720 HD video 1.2-megapixel front-facing 720p “Web chat” front-facing
Battery “16.3-watt-hour”; 10 hours battery life (rated) 4,325 mAh; 10.1 hours video battery life (tested) 4,400 mAh; 5.1 hours video battery life (tested)
NFC No Yes No
Extras 4G LTE versions available Tegra games Whispersync, X-Ray, Amazon Prime
Ports Lightning connector Micro-USB Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB
Color Black, white Black Dark gray

 

Judging from the table, it appears Apple has a hard sell on their hands. However, the Cupertino-based company is renowned for their remarkable marketing powers.

 

Source: CNET

Storm is a technology enthusiast, who resides in the UK. He enjoys reading and writing about technology.

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