Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black) comparison

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Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)

Apple iPad 2 (16GB, Wi-Fi, black)
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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

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

Google Nexus 7 (16GB, 2013)
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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Price $342 to $439 at 2 stores $450 to $499 at 4 stores $14 to $399 at 3 stores $175 to $258 at 7 stores $339 to $379 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 147 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date March 11, 2011 November 01, 2013 November 12, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 08, 2013
The Bottom Line The iPad 2 refines an already excellent product. Its easy-to-use interface, vast app catalog, and marathon battery life bolster Apple's claim to being the king of tablets.
 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 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. Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get. With everything that was great about the HDX 7 and more, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 isn't just a great value, it sets the standard for a media consumption tablet.

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Weight 21.2 oz
1 lbs
0.73 lbs
0.64 lbs
13.2 oz
Height 9.5 in
9.4 in
7.87 in
7.9 in
6.2 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
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OS provided Apple iOS 5
Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Clock speed 1 GHz
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
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