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)|
|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.