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Apple iPad Mini

Apple iPad Mini
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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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Apple iPad Air

Apple iPad Air
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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, black)

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (32GB, Wi-Fi, black)
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Price $273 to $349 at 4 stores $14 to $399 at 3 stores $6 to $307 at 7 stores $450 to $499 at 4 stores $647 to $799 at 10 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 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)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 69 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one!
Release date September 07, 2012 November 12, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 01, 2013 January 05, 2014
The Bottom Line If you want the full, polished Apple tablet experience in a smaller package, the iPad Mini is worth the premium price. Otherwise, good alternatives are available for less money. 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. 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. Not quite a workstation replacement, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is an expensive behemoth of a tablet with a vast amount of features that will benefit only the most serious of tablet users.

Basic specs

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Weight 0.68 lbs
0.73 lbs
0.64 lbs
1 lbs
1.65 lbs
Height 7.87 in
7.87 in
7.9 in
9.4 in
8.03 in
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
Info unavailable 3 GB
OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Apple iOS
Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Clock speed Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.9 GHz
Wireless connectivity Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth LE
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