Apple iPad (4th generation) comparison

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Apple iPad (4th generation)

Apple iPad (4th generation)
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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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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Google Nexus 10

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Price $369 to $449 at 5 stores $449 to $499 at 3 stores $342 to $429 at 5 stores $379 to $379 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 38 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 23 reviews
Release date September 11, 2012 November 01, 2013 November 12, 2013 November 08, 2013 October 25, 2012
The Bottom Line The latest iPad adds several tweaks and improvements to secure its position at the top of the tablet heap. It's better all around, but third-gen owners need not apply. 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. 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. The Nexus 10's superior design and swift performance make it one of the best Android tablets to date.

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Weight 1.44 lbs
1 lbs
0.73 lbs
13.2 oz
603 g
Height 9.5 in
9.4 in
7.87 in
6.2 in
177.6 mm
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2 GB
OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Flash memory form factor Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Integrated
Clock speed Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
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Wireless connectivity IEEE 802.11n
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11a
IEEE 802.11g
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
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