Apple iPad (32GB) comparison

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Apple iPad (32GB)

Apple iPad (32GB)
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

iPad Mini (with Retina Display)
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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Price $249 to $595 at 2 stores $453 to $499 at 4 stores $6 to $258 at 8 stores $339 to $399 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 30 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews
Release date April 03, 2010 November 01, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 12, 2013 September 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop. Functionally, the iPad Air is nearly identical to last year’s model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It’s the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. The new iPad Mini somehow shrinks down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nearly nothing. It's more expensive than before, but it's also the perfect smaller tablet. The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support.

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Weight 1.6 lbs
1 lbs
0.64 lbs
0.73 lbs
1.13 lbs
Height 9.6 in
9.4 in
7.9 in
7.87 in
9.45 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
OS provided Apple iOS 4
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Android 4.0.3
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Clock speed 1 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.5 GHz
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