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The iPad mini vs. the competition: fight!


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The traditional trail of inventory listings, leaked casings and internal components have teased us enough: it's finally time to get down to the nitty gritty specs, and see how Apple's latest (and daintiest) iPad shapes up to the competition. We've collected a trio of like-sized slabs to pit the device against, just for the fun of it. Read on to see how it stacks up against its peers.

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iPad Mini

The iPad mini vs the competition fight!

Nexus 7

The iPad mini vs the competition fight!

7-Inch Kindle Fire HD

The iPad mini vs the competition fight!

Nook HD

The iPad mini vs the competition fight!

OS iOS 6.0 Android 4.1 Android 4.0 Android 4.0
Display 7.9-inch
LED-backlit IPS, 163 PPI
IPS display, 216 PPI
7-inch LCD IPS, 216 PPI 7-inch LCD IPS, 243 PPI
Resolution 1,024 x 768 1,280 x 800 1,280 x 800 1,440 x 900
Processor Dual-core A5 1.2GHz quad-core
NVIDIA Tegra 3
Dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP4 4460 Dual-Core 1.3GHz TI OMAP 4470
Memory 512MB (unc) 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB / 32GB /64GB 8GB / 16GB 16GB / 32GB 8GB / 16GB + microSD
Ports Lightning connector, 3.5mm audio micro USB,
3.5mm audio
microSD, micro HDMI, 3.5mm audio 30-pin connector,
3.5mm audio
Front camera FaceTime HD 1.2-megapixel HD None
Rear camera 5-megapixel
1080p video
None None None
Cellular radio Optional LTE None None None
WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery 10 hours 4,325mAh 4,400mAh 4,050mAh
Thickness 7.2mm 10.45mm 10.3mm 11mm
Weight 308g
(0.68 pounds)
(0.75 pounds)
(0.87 pounds)
(0.69 pounds)
Pricing $329 (16GB WiFi)
$459 (16GB LTE)
$429 (32GB)
$559 (32GB LTE)
$519 (64GB)
$659 (64GB LTE)

$199 (8GB)
$249 (16GB)

$199 (16GB)
$249 (32GB)

(w/special offers)

$199 (8GB)
$229 (16GB)

Availability November 2nd
(WiFi version)
Available now Available Now Available now

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