Apple iPad (16GB, AT&T, 3G) comparison

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Apple iPad (16GB, AT&T, 3G)

Apple iPad (16GB, AT&T, 3G)
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Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Barnes & Noble Nook HD+

Barnes & Noble Nook HD+
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (16GB)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (16GB)
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Price $164 at 1 store $189 to $258 at 11 stores $154 at 1 store $488 to $679 at 5 stores $239 to $439 at 5 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.3 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 15 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.0 stars out of 16 reviews
Release date April 03, 2010 May 10, 2013 September 25, 2012 November 01, 2013 February 26, 2012
The Bottom Line The Apple iPad is the first affordable tablet computer worth owning, but it won't (yet) replace your laptop. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. The Nook HD+ is a low-price, quality entry point into the world of tablets, especially now that it has full Google Play support. 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. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes up short in performance, features, and value compared with competing tablets.

Basic specs

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RAM installed size Info unavailable 16 GB
1 GB
Info unavailable 1 GB
OS provided Apple iOS 4
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Android 4.0.3
Apple iOS
Android 4.0
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Clock speed 1 GHz
Info unavailable 1.5 GHz
Info unavailable 1 GHz
Weight 1.6 lbs
0.64 lbs
1.13 lbs
1 lbs
20.5 oz
Height 9.6 in
7.9 in
9.45 in
9.4 in
6.9 in
Input device type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Touch-screen
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi
IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth 3.0
IrDA
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Built-in devices Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Display
Touchscreen
Speaker(s)
Digital camera
Digital player
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