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 MiniGoogle Nexus 7Kindle Fire HD
Operating systemiOS 6Android 4.1Custom Android OS
PriceWi-Fi: $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB), $529 (64GB). Cellular: $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB), $659 (64GB).$199 (8GB), $249 (16GB)$199 (16BG), $249 (32GB)
Release dateNovember 2, 2012, for Wi-Fi; cellular 2 weeks laterJuly 13, 2012September 14, 2012
Display7.9-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)*
Size7.9 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches7.8 x 4.7 x 0.41 inches 7.6 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
Weight0.68 lbs/308 grams (0.69 for cellular)0.75 lbs/340 grams0.88 lbs/400 grams
ProcessorDual-core A5 processorQuad-core Nvidia Tegra 31.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP4460
Memory16GB, 32GB, or 64GB8GB or 16GB; 1GB RAM16GB or 32GB; 1GB RAM
Camera5-megapixel rear-facing, 1080p HD video; 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 720 HD video1.2-megapixel front-facing720p “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)
Extras4G LTE versions availableTegra gamesWhispersync, X-Ray, Amazon Prime
PortsLightning connectorMicro-USBMicro-HDMI, Micro-USB
ColorBlack, whiteBlackDark 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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