iPad Mini (with Retina Display) comparison

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iPad Mini (with Retina Display)

iPad Mini (with Retina Display)
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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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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014)

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Price $345 to $399 at 3 stores $439 to $499 at 4 stores $6 to $307 at 7 stores $339 to $379 at 3 stores $497 to $531 at 6 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 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)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 4.0 stars out of 20 reviews 3.0 stars out of 48 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date November 12, 2013 November 01, 2013 May 10, 2013 November 08, 2013 September 03, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. 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. 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 improved S Pen goes a long way to making this high-end tablet worth the extra cost, but if you're not sold on the stylus, it's easy to find a better deal.

Basic specs

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Weight 0.73 lbs
1 lbs
0.64 lbs
13.2 oz
18.9 oz
Height 7.87 in
9.4 in
7.9 in
6.2 in
7.9 mm
RAM installed size Info unavailable Info unavailable 16 GB
Info unavailable 3 GB
OS provided Apple iOS
Apple iOS
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Clock speed Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.2 GHz
1.9 GHz
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
NFC
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
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